Author name: Wen Zeng

I'm a 23 year-old personal documentary photographer from Southern California.

5 Frames with an Olympus XA4 – with Wen Zeng

When I started shooting film in high school and started doing research on old film cameras, I was immediately captivated by the Olympus XA series for its diminutive size and lens quality. I shot the classic Olympus XA for several months before coming across the Olympus XA4—I loved the wide-angle lens and the option for close focusing. Zone focusing was also easier to use in a point-and-shoot fashion, since my XA rangefinder patch was fading with age. Since purchasing the camera, the XA4 has become my go-to camera for everyday carry and light travel.

5 Frames with a Canonet QL17 G-III – By Wen Zeng

While on vacation in China and Hong Kong this past month, I realized that my poor condition Leica M2 had a malfunctioning shutter – speeds above 1/250 were entirely unusable, and there was a tiny hole in the curtain. Luckily, I was in Hong Kong, which has an abundance of film camera shops. I picked up a Canonet QL17 G-III, a camera I’ve heard wonderful things about but have never got to try.

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