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XA1 - The Forgotten Member Of The XA's Family

This is,for me a great,handy point and shoot (pns) camera.Produced in 1982 with the size of 102 x 64.5 x 40 and weight of 190g,this battery-less camera can produce a really great picture.

Honestly, I never planned on buying this camera. It all happened accidentally when I saw a blog sell a second hand camera. Since at that time I was eager to get an XA, I happen to misread the title properly. When it arrived at my doorstep, I saw an XA1 instead of XA .I was frustrated at first, but since it was already mine, I decided to give it a try.

This camera only has two simple settings. This camera has fixed focusing D-Zuiko 35 mm f4 lens with a light meter. You just have to set the ASA at the bottom of the camera, either 100 or 400 and you are ready to go. This is what I got for my test roll using Fuji Sensia 100.

I got the specification of this camera from diaxa

written by aimanafiq


  1. jamdadu


    simple but useful :) maybe after this you can make a tutorial on how to get the picture as above (film masking)
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  2. aimanafiq


    already submitted the tutorial :)

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  3. lomoloque


    do you remember the name of the blog....if you remember can you give me the link of the blog :)

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  4. ahleng90


    lovely photos..i pun pernah try..menarik teknik ni..
    btw..great camera ;)

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  5. aimanafiq


    @lomoloque link for the spec? nah
    @ahleng90 wow kau punye lagi kemas.aku bersepah sikit.thanks :)

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  7. aimanafiq


    thanks for your help @ripsta :D

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  8. timrathbone


    hahah the exact same happened to me, i was expecting an XA too, but i guess blessings come in disguises...good post
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