Artur Lahoz Sees His True Love in the Starry Universe

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“Somehow I feel more alive when I use the weekend and my free time to photograph”, says Artur Lahoz of Brazil. Much like many of our readers, he uses photography to escape the complexities of his weekdays, and he finds some much-needed solace in analogue photography. We caught up with him to understand the intricacies behind his latest double exposure film project – ‘She Was The Universe’.

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The Story of the Extremely Rare Pink Olympus XA-2

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The Olympus XA-2 is totally an object of lust for so many photographers. Like the Lomography LC-A series, they’re compact and capable. But the cool factor goes through the roof when we find them in pink. And that’s just what we’ve found. The Olympus XA-2 is popular with film enthusiasts and street photographers both. With its sliding mechanism to protect the lens, it’s designed to be put in your pocket. It’s also designed to be used with a wrist strap. But you can get a sling strap mounted into the tripod socket.

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10 Popular Point and Shoot Film Cameras for the Compact Shooter

If your gear of choice has to be small, pocketable, and iconic, you might want to give these popular point and shoot film cameras a try.

We’ve all heard the sage advice that the best camera you have is the one with you, and for many people, it’s their smartphone. Others still prefer an actual camera, albeit a small one that they can bring everywhere, instead of a bulky DSLR. A mirrorless camera makes for an easy choice if you’re a digital shooter. If you’re curious about film cameras, you must have heard of two increasingly famous but also insanely expensive models: the Contax T2 and Yashica T4. But if those are way beyond your budget, you actually have plenty more options.

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This Pink Olympus XA2 Is an Extremely Rare Commemorative Edition

Don’t let the blush pink color fool you — this Olympus XA2 is an extremely rare commemorative model that deserves a spot in your collection.

If your camera collection is comprised mainly of rarities and curiosities, our latest vintage find is worth your attention: an extremely rare pink Olympus XA2 with matching flash. Chances are you’ve never heard of it — a testament to how rare it is! Whether you’re yet to get your hands on an XA2 or simply have a penchant for intriguing editions, this could be a candidate for the next addition to your collection!

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Vintage Camera Review: Olympus XA2

The Olympus XA2 probably isn’t as famous at its predecessor, but it is quite a beautiful and simple camera to use. In some ways I think about it as Olympus’ version of the Lomography LCA camera. It’s characterized by its simple operation, its very interesting flash design, its small size, and its pretty darned good image quality. These days, I’d strongly recommend it as a compact film shooter for anyone who loves street photography or even just wants something incredibly pocketable. Where the Olympus XA had aperture priority control, the Olympus XA2 doesn’t. Instead, you’ve got ISO control and zone focusing. That’s it. Otherwise, you’re at the mercy of a very good light meter. Of course, you can always trick the camera using ISO changes, but you may not want to do that all the time.

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