I’ve spent the last year and a half relearning how to shoot film. I learned four years ago originally shooting, developing, and printing B&W. The last 9 months I’ve shot almost exclusively medium format, fully mechanical cameras. I never really had an interest in point and shoot cameras, until I found this Olympus and a Canon Sure Shot at an estate sale. After cleaning out the horribly corroded battery terminals, I discovered they both worked perfectly after sitting for what must have been a few years unused.
With two new cameras loaded up with fresh batteries, I was off to shoot what rolls of 35mm film I still had laying around. My first roll of film I ran through the XA2 ended up being a total disaster (didn’t know to unlock the rewind crank). I still developed it to see if the camera worked, but all the film sprockets were mauled and the film barely went on the reel. I tossed it and threw in another roll of Superia 400. I’ve since put a few more rolls through the camera, and will be trying a roll of E100 next.
I developed all of the following shots in FPP C-41 and scanned them on my Epson V750.
Overall, I love this little camera. It’s quiet, incredibly portable, and simply fun to use.