Yeah.. i found a clean version.. $60.. cheaper than ebay so i was happy!Thanks Edward. No. 2 is the one I like best, too. The XA4 is on my short list of cameras to aquire. I've just never found it when I had the money to buy it, and it does tend to be more expensive.
Once, I think. I'd flip it on any time you want an extra stop and half of exposure -- when your subject is overall very light, since your meter assumes it is medium gray. To tell you the truth, though, I just change the ASA by the amount I want to over or under expose what the meter is reading. I actually learned about metering on an old Olympus zone focus program camera -- one of the 35EC models -- and since that had no compensation settings, I changed asa. The backlight option would be great at the beach, but old habits die hard, and I automatically go for the asa dial. If you keep in mind that your meter "sees" averages to medium gray, you'll get a good idea when to flip it.Lawrence,
Have you ever used the backlit option on the XA? I am just trying to figure out when to use it.