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User / Zeb Andrews / An acceptably clichéd title for this image could be A Tale of Two Cities
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I don't do much 35mm photography anymore, or at least not as much as I used to. My trusty Nikon FM2n is in other good hands most days and much of my own work gets done with medium format. But I did pick up an Olympus XA a year or two ago. The XA may very well be the best pocket 35mm ever. It's small, durable, and reliable. Has a feather touch shutter that is also super quiet. The lens is fast, wide and sharp (35mm f2.8). Plus it has rangefinder focusing for manual control - or you can preset the focus to be able to whip it out of a pocket and expose on the go. There are several iterations that came after, but my favorite is still the original. And even though it takes me months to work through a single 36 exposure roll I still carry that camera in the breast pocket of my coat everywhere I go.

What I do even less of though, is share the work I make in this manner. It tends to be.. quieter, a bit more simple, concentrating not on extraordinary or bombastic moments, but the pleasantly subtle moments that come between.
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  • Taken: Mar 4, 2013
  • Uploaded: Mar 4, 2013
  • Updated: Aug 16, 2015