Olympus XA is the perfect film camera for street and tourism / landscape photography with original A11 flash and hard case. It has a really sharp f3.5 lens and was produced by Olympus Optical Co. Ltd., Tokyo, Japan between 1980-1986. I have owned this since it was new & is lightly used. It has the distinctive clamshell body of the XA-series and electromagnetic shutter release. The A11 flash nestled into the camera via a screw mechanism and detaches from the camera on the right side. It is so small that you can easily bring it with you in your pocket comes in the original hard case. Uses any 35mm films from 25ASA - 800ASA. Has a self time and backlite feature, as well as a battery indicator.
CONDITION: Very nice vintage condition with only minor, light wear on the body.
Lens: 35mm f/3.5, four element Tessar variant, front element focus
Focus: three zone manual. Resets to mid-distance when clamshell is closed
Metering: Center weighted, program auto
ISO: 25 to 800
Shutter: 1/500 - 2 seconds. Aperture integrated with the two shutter blades
Power: 2 S76 cells (easily available)
Weight: 212g with two S76 cells
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