It’s time once again for #Camerathursdays. Every week a new camera and the Blurb employee who uses it. So far we’ve shown range finders, DSLRs, mobile phones, box cameras, mirrorless compacts, SLRs, and instant cameras. But we’re pretty sure this is the first time we’ve brought out an analog point-and-shoot.
Camera: Olympus XA-2
Job: Writer, Tweeter, Instagramer
“This was a birthday gift from a friend, and one of the best gifts one could get. The Olympus XA-2 is a classic point-and-shoot (and probably the blueprint for all point-and-shoots in the world today). Sharp lens, great build-quality, and simple zone-focusing. And magic. There’s something about this little camera. I usually use 400 film with it and get great results – I particularly like how it captures clouds and building textures. The zone focusing lets me work roughly with depth of field. But really it’s a high quality, no-fuss little traveler. OK, it’s also the camera used by the character Mamimi in the anime series FLCL. I’m a sucker for that kind of thing. One day I hope to find a reasonably priced XA, its more analog predecessor, which is one of the smallest rangefinders ever made.”
Here are some pictures:
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