Olympus XA + A11 flash SOLD

£195.00

The Olympus XA was a 35 mm rangefinder camera built by Olympus of Japan. It was one of the smallest rangefinder cameras ever made, together with the Contax T.

It was designed by Yoshihisa Maitani who had joined Olympus Optical Co Ltd in 1956. He was the chief camera designer and managing director of Olympus Optical Co Ltd., having developed a number of legendary cameras during his career. These included the Pen series, the OM series, the XA series, the IS series and the [mju:] series of cameras.

The original model, the XA, was sold from 1979 to 1985. The original XA features true rangefinder focusing, a fast 35mm f/2.8 lens, and aperture priority metering. The lens was protected by a sliding dust cover.

  • Lens: 6 elements 5 groups F.Zuiko 35mm
  • Aperture: f/2.8–f/22
  • Shutter: 10s~1/500s leaf shutter
  • Focusing: 0.9m to infinity rangefinder
  • Exposure: aperture-priority metering with +1.5 exposure compensation for backlighting
  • Battery: 2 LR/SR44
  • Size: 102×64.5×40mm
  • Weight: 225g
  • Year: 1979–1985

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