Camera, that is. I’ve had a 35mm film camera for a while now (a lovely Olympus OM2N) but it’s not really pocket friendly, so it doesn’t get out much. I’d picked up a mint Trip 35, but that’s fairly basic – pretty much point and press, so was on the lookout for something small, but capable of good results. So this little Olympus XA presented itself – seems to be in good condition and has a coupled rangefinder and aperture settings, so let’s see how it performs.
I’ve wanted to get a classic 35mm ‘pocket’ camera for a while, but I’ve been outbid on every occasion up to now. This little beauty was advertised at £30 on the website of a reputable photo retailer so I dived in, and it arrived this morning… First indications are very promising.
I’ve always had a soft spot for VW camper vans, and this one is a classic! Totally over the top in terms of customization, it was drawing crowds at a recent show. To be fair, the latest VWs are far more practical, but you can’t beat this for looks!
I remember paying around 4s 9d a gallon for fuel in the late 1960s, so 2s 3d must have been significantly earlier. No wonder it was sold out at those prices…