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current obsessions: olympus xa3 with neopan 1600

holding forth

1600-speed (and such) film season is marching toward us. I've been having a great time with my Olympus XA2 since the middle of last year, especially when I went to Nanjing. It's everything I need in a pocketable camera (half-frames like the various Olympus Pens are lovely too, but geez it takes an age to finish a roll!), but I had this nagging itch about ISO 800 not quite being enough. What to do?

horse bazaar

You go and find an XA3 going cheap, of course. Mine cost me all of $40 (before postage, sadly). It adds ISO 1600, and DX (auto film detection - I could do without it, really). Fuji Neopan 1600's coming out a winner in it, so much so that it may well be the only type of film I'll use in this camera. I can always use the XA2 for, y'know, colour film - I'm expecting grand things from a single roll I have of Fuji Provia 400X, in fact.

the mess hall

There's more to see from my Olympus XA3 over on flickr.

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