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Sunday, July 22, 2012

Summerfest

Albuquerque shuts down a large stretch of Central Avenue a couple times each year for street fairs, which always include a car show as well as loud music and lots of people.  Always a good opportunity to exercise the old cameras.  My little Voigtländer Brilliant performed brilliantly; hard to believe the sharpness of the modest 7.7 Voigtar.

chevy
Meanwhile, the Olympus XA is, not surprisingly, more nimble on the street.  Mine like most has a rather dim rangefinder, but I pre-set it to f11 and 8 ft. and it got the job done.

malabarista

caught in the headlights

3 comments:

Jim said...

Love seeing that swamp cooler on the '50 Chevy. The XA got some nice color in that shot.

Norman Montifar said...

I agree, I like the colors of Olympus XA shots too. I used to have a XA in the 1980's and remembered having a hard time focusing with it's dim rangefinder, that is why I prefer the scale focusing of the XA2.

Mike said...

I had the thought at the time that I might have been better off with the XA2. The XA does give you a bit more control over exposure, and I was happy with the juggler shot which gave me the combination of sharp and blur that I was looking for. For no-fuss availability, though, I think the XA2 is a better bet.