The Olympus XA2 is an amazing 35mm compact camera with a clamshell cover which protects the lens. A closed clamshell will automatically lock the shutter release, thus you don’t have to worry about accidentally pressing it. It is absolutely a convenient and user-friendly camera.
The Olympus XA2 is a simplied version of the Olympus XA with zone focusing and an automatic exposure system. It was produced from 1980 to 1986 by Olympus Optical Co. Ltd, Tokyo, Japan. For a “point and shoot” user like me, I don’t have to worry about the aperture setting.
- Zuiko 35mm f3.5 lens
- Automatic exposure
- Shutter speed: 2 secs~1/500
- ASA 25, 50, 100, 200, 400, 800
- 2 x LR44 / SR44 / S76 Silver Oxide Button batteries
- Battery check
- Self timer
- Thumbwheel winder
Three Focus Zones
- Two heads (1.2~1.8m)
- Two bodies (1.8~6.3m)
- Mountain (6.3~Infinity)
Bring Olympus XA2 everywhere you go and use it day and night. Feed it with different types of film and play with different ISO speeds. It will always surprise you.
Day time (Summer~Winter)
Dawn & Dusk
Indoor without flash
(No need to adjust anything as it has an automatic exposure system)
Indoor with flash A11
(I personally doesn’t like to use flash)
Redscale ISO 200 film with rated ASA 25
Tips for indoor and night photography:
Use tripod or put your camera on floor / any flat surface. Listen to the shutter until you hear the second “tak” sound before moving. You can try by steadying your hand as you hold it, but it will easily blur the image if your hand shakes.