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Generations

Two cameras, generations apart.
Zeiss Ikonta type 520, made in Germany about 1933, is a folder for "half frame" 120 film.... image negative size is 450 mm x 600 mm. Lens is uncoated glass, Novar Anastigmat f:3.5 / 7 cm (70mm)in Compur Rapid shutter. Focus is with front lens group, scale / guestimate, markings infinity to 4"6", but will continue beyond last mark to maybe about 3' close focus.
Olympus XA 2, made in Japan about 1982, is a subcompact (TINY) for 35mm film... image negative size 24 mm x 36 mm. Lens is coated D.Zuiko f:3.5 / 35 mm. Exposure is programmed electronic. Focus is with sliding lever / guestimate, with symbols for different click positions, will focus to 3'.

On Sunday October 1, I took both cameras to the St.Louis Zoo for a side-by-side shootout.
Zeiss had fresh Fuji 100 print film.
Olympus had fresh Fuji 400 print film.

All scanned images were resized for easy upload.
A few were first cropped from the original frames, notably the roses, the various hippo shots with the Zeiss, the gator, the komodo dragon, the fish. The other images were mostly not cropped.

All images are 2006 E.J.Kowalski.
zeissplusxa1.jpg
zeissplusxa1.jpg
zeiss01_roses.JPG
zeiss01_roses.JPG
zeiss03_falls.jpg
zeiss03_falls.jpg
zeiss04_falls.jpg
zeiss04_falls.jpg
zeiss05_hippos.JPG
zeiss05_hippos.JPG
zeiss06_hippos.jpg
zeiss06_hippos.jpg
zeiss07_hippos.jpg
zeiss07_hippos.jpg
zeiss08_hippos.jpg
zeiss08_hippos.jpg
zeiss11_hats.jpg.jpg
zeiss11_hats.jpg.jpg
zeiss12_shrine.jpg
zeiss12_shrine.jpg
zeiss13_gila.jpg
zeiss13_gila.jpg
zeiss14_necks.jpg
zeiss14_necks.jpg
Olympus01_Bushdogs.jpg
Olympus01_Bushdogs.jpg
Olympus02_cichlids.jpg
Olympus02_cichlids.jpg
Olympus03_gator.jpg
Olympus03_gator.jpg
Olympus04_hatshop.jpg
Olympus04_hatshop.jpg
Olympus05_komododragon2.jpg
Olympus05_komododragon2.jpg
Olympus06_turtlekeeper1.jpg
Olympus06_turtlekeeper1.jpg
Olympus07_turtlekeeper2.jpg
Olympus07_turtlekeeper2.jpg
zeiss15_curves.JPG
zeiss15_curves.JPG