Nearly one month ago I published this post, extolling the virtues of 3 compact cameras, the Contax Tvs, The Ricoh GR1 and the Olympus XA2.Well, this was then, and now is now! And now only the good old trusty XA2 remains in my camera stable.
What has happened? Well, first of all, the Ricoh broke down. Everyone told me those cameras would inevitably do it but I didn’t want to believe it I really wanted to love that camera and I DID love it.It was fast, it was small, it was perfect for street photography, as I wrote on 35mmc!
But now it’s broken, and it’s on eBay, listed truthfully as defective with a correct description of the problem. It has already garnered 100€. Not bad for a broken camera!
Then I has a moment of reflection… those cameras are expensive, compared to their less sophisticated cousins such as the XA2. The Contax is part of that breed too. If it should fail also?
I fondled it for some time, dry fired it some more and decided to sell it. Done`It’s gone now!
So right now there’s only my trusty XA2 that remains of the original trio. I’m not sad, I’m relieved that I have found back to the original camera that has given me such wonderful pictures as these:
I know well that I will not stop buying cameras, but right now I’m happy with what I got. Won’t last though, I know myself…..
I remember I told Hamish at 35mmc many times that I don’t like the whirring and purring motorised autofocus compacts and I guess I was right. I’ll stay with my XA2, the best, smallest and cutest camera ever made!…. and perhaps a new Olympus Trip 35…. and a Lomo LC-A… and…. and…. and….
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