Hazy pictures on Olympus XA

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Hi!

First time poster, and pretty new to film.

I've been experimenting with my Olympus XA. I'm loving it and many shots come out great. Sometimes though, I get pretty hazy images, around the highlights.

I'm wondering whether I am overexposing the shots. I know the XA meter has a tendency to do this.

I might also just be framing wrong. Though the shots were taken away from the sun, which was low on an overcast evening.

I would appreciate any advice!
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Do you see any haze inside the lens? Look both from front and back. Any signs of cleaning marks on the lens? Fungus spots? These are usually the main culprits.
 

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Hi!

First time poster, and pretty new to film.

I've been experimenting with my Olympus XA. I'm loving it and many shots come out great. Sometimes though, I get pretty hazy images, around the highlights.

I'm wondering whether I am overexposing the shots. I know the XA meter has a tendency to do this.

I might also just be framing wrong. Though the shots were taken away from the sun, which was low on an overcast evening.

I would appreciate any advice!
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Anytime you're shooting into the light, your lens should be entirely shaded. I don't believe you can fit a hood on that camera, so try shading the lens with your hand, a hat, or anything to block the light. Make sure to keep it out of the frame. Make sure the lens is clean - if there's haze inside the lens, it probably will not be worth the cost of repair. Good luck, and let us know if this helps.
 
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Anytime you're shooting into the light, your lens should be entirely shaded. I don't believe you can fit a hood on that camera, so try shading the lens with your hand, a hat, or anything to block the light. Make sure to keep it out of the frame. Make sure the lens is clean - if there's haze inside the lens, it probably will not be worth the cost of repair. Good luck, and let us know if this helps.
That might be the issue. I will definitely try this, thanks!

Also, wouldnt fungus/haze inside the lens also show up in other pictures? Often they come out without any of that "hazyness".


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Also, wouldn't fungus/haze inside the lens also show up in other pictures? Often they come out without any of that "haziness".
Depends on how bad it is - the quality of the light and the subjects reflectivity also play a roll.
 

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