20 July 2011

GIVEAWAY | OLYMPUS XA2 CAMERA







To celebrate OLD BRAND NEW's anniversary, I'm giving away this fantastic camera, the Olympus XA2! It comes with a detachable flash and fully loaded with Fuji pro film (36 exp.). It's one of my favorite cameras because of its compact size and it's stealthy to boot! The camera came out in the 80s and has an interesting design. The photos are pretty sharp and contrasty with soft, beautiful vignetting. Here are some of my XA2 photos when I visited Seattle, such a charming city, can't wait to go back!

To enter, just leave a comment or you can ask me any random question and I'll answer them when I draw the winner! Don't forget to include your email. Also, subscribe to OLD BRAND NEW through blogger or bloglovin' if you haven't already done so. And that's it!

Giveaway closed.

Thanks for making the past year such a blast!

95 Comments so far

  1. Congrats!! I have always enjoyed your blog since I came across it :)

    I would love to enter -If you are including O/S entries that is...

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  2. Happy blog anniversary, I've only recently found your blog but I'm so glad I did.

    I'm in the UK, I hope this isnt a problem for entering the giveaway, it looks a great little camera.

    rhiannelouise@gmail.com

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  3. love the blog. it's so peaceful and inspiring.

    my random question for you is: what are your top 3 favorite pieces of art?

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  4. Congratulations on a year. I love your photography. Will owning one of these cameras mean I can take pictures like you? Your photography is amazing and I'm glad you get to share it with us.

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  5. my oh my how is that possible to refrain myself from leaving a comment just to try my luck on this amazing giveaway! you've been an inspiration to me ever since i found your blog! keep up all the good posts, i read you everyday :)

    well i do have a question to ask: what's your favorite object/scene to capture?

    // limmeikee@gmail.com

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  6. my fingers are crossed.
    hm. a question...how about if you had to listen to one musical artist for the rest of your life, who would it be?

    that's a hard one. I don't think I could answer that, but I"m going to ask it anyway. :)

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  7. me me me!

    question... what other kinds of vintage film cameras do you like?

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  8. ah! I love this little camera! My parents had it when I was little....

    Happy Blog Birthday! Love all your photos over here:)

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  9. Happy blog birthday!! I only just started reading blogs ½ a year ago, but yours was one of the first that i came a cross, and i have looking forward for every post ever since :) and as i have mentioned befor, your weekend jukebox is a big favorite of mine.
    I would love to enter this amazing giveaway, but im in Denmark, and i dont know if thats a problem?..

    Rikke41@hotmail.com

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  10. happy one year! i love your photography and would love to try out this camera!!

    question: what are your favorite thrifting spots?

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  11. ah congratulations on a year! the camera looks awesome

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  12. Congrats and Happy Blog Birthday!!! I love your blog and let me say that my day begins with your blog!!!

    Question .... What is your favorite ice cream flavor??

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  13. WOW! A whole camera!! :-)) My hubby would love this!...Me too! Because then he can have his own camera and stop bothering mine! ^_^ Congrats on the year, by the way!

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  14. happy blogversary. I would like to know what has been the most rewarding part of having your blog?And what some of your favorite blogs are?

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  15. Happy blog birthday! :) What's your favorite time of the day?

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  16. Happy Blogaversary!
    What is your favourite blog (apart from your own, of course! ;) )?

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  17. oh.my gosh i would LOVE to win this camera!! i can't say i'm a great photographer but i kind of love playing around/buying new cameras every chance i get.. crossing my fingers!

    happy blogversary!

    email: mylittleadventures@ymail.com

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  18. so exciting! I love giveaways, and this one is AWESOME! can't wait for the next year of Old Brand New.

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  19. Way to go, dude. Always enjoy following OBN!
    Next time you're in Seattle hop the train down to Portland. Have you been? It's got a good dose of quirk, a lot of charm and some of the best food, ever. For reals. I'll send some pictures with that sweet camera.

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  20. yay giveaway!

    q:
    i don't really have a question...but I want to commend and thank you for always sharing your beautiful FILM photography.

    lighterlena@gmail.com

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  21. (also, I use bloglovin to watch blogs and don't have a blogger to 'subscribe' with, I hope I can still be eligible for the giveaway ;)

    <3

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  22. Hello! this is renaldy from indonesia,
    i love your blog since the first time i saw your T4, then I check this blog for every updates!

    happy anniversary,

    and my question is, how many cameras do you have? and what brand that you love...
    cheers!

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  23. Happy blog anniversary! This is an awesome giveaway!

    Random question:
    What is your favorite thing about Summer?

    Catherine

    Catherinegantt@hotmail.com

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  24. That's an amazing giwe-away!

    I would love so much to have your camera with me. Imagine it captured your life & that it could do so with mine after. From America to Europe. Nice little dream.


    I would like to ask the camera: What is your favorite thing to snap?

    Mail: johanna.tagada@live.fr
    I was already following you via Blogloving now I do so too via Googlereader :)

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  25. Ooooo toys! How did you first get started with photography?

    Already following via Feedly/Google Reader but added on Blogger too. :)

    trude at ellingsenphoto dot com

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  26. That would be a fab addition to my collection, love your pictures with it!

    What picture/work of art made a lasting impact on your life?

    enigheid@gmail.com

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  27. love the blog!

    do you have a favorite brand or type of film?

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  28. Hmm, forgot to say: like many commenters I can imagine it's a stretch to send it overseas. No worries if that's the case!

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  29. love the blog!!!!

    fingers crossed that i win!

    lorinpapera@gmail.com

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  30. fun giveaway! You have great style and I love your photos.

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  31. you are so fabulous! i would love to use this camera for my trip to vietnam :)

    maggiegraceliu@gmail.com

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  32. thank you for the daily inspiration! i currently have one of your paris photos as the lock screen on my iphone. stay awesome. xx meL

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  33. Happy blog-anniversary!!!!
    I would so love to have this little camera!!! Those photos look like you sprinkled magic dust on them! so dreamy. (btw, I second jandjhome's question - "am I going to photograph like you if I'll have this camera??")

    And for a question for you, You're such a creative person, creating using so many different mediums, is there anything you haven't tried yet and would like to put your hand in? (in the dream world or real world) what would you like to try next?

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  34. Oh please pick me! Man you are crazy talented

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  35. now THAT'S a giveaway! Sheesh by 5th anniversary you will have to give away an ipad :) so fun

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  36. wow, best give away ever! & happy anniversary!

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  37. i would love to add this to my collection! yay!!! i'm so excited :)

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  38. i love this blog- the pictures, music, stories. the camera looks awesome!

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  39. Happy anniversary! One of my very favorite blogs, for sure. :)

    Question: Any tips for bright whites in interior shots (like using fancy lights or anything)?

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  40. That is wonderful!

    hannahhylen@aol.com

    Question: I was wondering what kind of editing you usually do to your photos.

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  41. Happy Anniversary!

    smstock@gmail.com

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  42. Ok, I'll bite...c'mon Dab, you know you want to give it to me! It was my birthday just a week ago! I hope you're well out there. BTW, nothing on the thrifting front...:( acalara@gmail.com

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  43. How can you find so much beauty, in a world so cold?

    lccwalt@msn.com

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  44. and my email : enatnetnot@yahoo.com :)

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  45. oh my, how lovely!

    random question: do you have a favorite animal? if so, could you please provide a photo of it? :)

    x uberjoi@gmail.com

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  46. Love the blog, love the give away! The XA2 rocks!

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  47. Hey, happy blogiversary! :)

    Ok, as for a question: If you could only use one camera for the rest of your life, which would you choose?

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  48. congratulations on the blog anniversary! love your blog so much, your photography is really inspiring. i'd love to be picked up as the lucky winner of the camera (fingers crossed!). my question for you: what were your favourite places in paris? i'll be visiting this september, for only 3-4 days but i'm so thrilled!

    love all the way from malaysia. cheers ;)

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  49. Wow!!! a dream... :)
    cla.brugnoli@gmail.com

    Ciao
    Caddi

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  50. I'm still new to your blog.. but you already have me hooked :)
    katherineong.cl@gmail.com

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  51. I've been hunting ebay for one of these. You could make it was easier for me. Freshaddictphoto(at)gmail.com.

    random question- what's your favorite thing to photograph?

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  52. Happy Anniversary.

    Can I have that camera?

    Alison
    hello@alaalison.com
    www.alaalison.com

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  53. This camera looks like quite a treat! And thanks for an inspiring blog!

    What camera would you like to have in your possession the most?

    ella@skerries.se

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  54. i'd love to enter, as i'm starting at a photography school in under one month. i love the pictures!

    what is your first memory ever?

    kristina elisabet
    kristinaelisabet@gmail.com

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  55. happy anniversary! i follow through blog lovin and really love your blog.

    rae.hartsock@gmail.com

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  56. Is that a tree full of post-its? Awesome. What a fun giveaway!

    ♥ sécia
    www.petiteinsanities.blogspot.com

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  57. Thanks for sharing At Your Leisure with us! What a great find. And of course, happy anniversary.


    -The Fink's

    maifink@ihop.org

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  58. Wow, you're too generous.

    I LOVE these pictures you took with the camera! All of your photos are impressive and inspiring.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    [p.s. speck.91@gmail.com]

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  59. count me in...i'm tooooo excited! love love love your blog and wish you many happy blogging years to come! ps. what's your favourite cupcake flavour?? pps. lauramitchell@mail2artist.com

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  60. What was your favorite photo that you took with this camera?

    <3 alisa
    Dear.alisa@gmail.com

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  61. wow dabito, this is so generous of you! happy anniversary! your blog has been so inspirational to me.

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  62. Dab, congrats on the anniversary. you know i love you!!!

    As a seasoned shoe-shopper at thrift stores, i'm wondering how and where you store your vastly expanding footwear collection? i'm struggling myself and need ideas!

    iamryanjames(at)live.com

    xx

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  63. Congratulations on producing an exceptional (and quite addicting) blog. I visit often and adore your pictures and thrift finds.

    random question: do animals like lions and penguins bruise?

    hawnfawn@gmail.com

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  64. Happy one year! I just discovered your blog and this amazing giveaway and can't wait to read more.

    My father influenced my love for photography and I have been wanting to get back into shooting film so bad. My favorite picture he took of me as a child is when I was still a baby and I put his huge 70s DJ headphones on my head. I'm so grateful that he captured these priceless little moments that I would never have remembered with a very similar camera from the 80s!

    So my question for you is :: What is your favorite nostalgic photo of yourself as a child?

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  65. wonderful pictures!!!!! have a nice weekend there!!! xxx

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  66. Happy Blogirthday! Love the blog, so glad to see such a fun, personal giveaway.

    Question: Best concert you've ever been to?

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  67. What a cute camera! And it takes lovely photos as well. Wow!

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  68. Happy Bloggy B-day!! YAY!

    What a sweet and (fitting!) present to celebrate such a fantastically shot blog such as yours! I am in constant admiration of your talents and your 'eye.'

    Question: What's the thrifted item you covet most?

    ps. adore the shot with bus....with the image of the camera at the top of the frame! Cheeky.

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  69. Love your blog and the generous give away. Please put me in the draw to win.

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  70. I am so glad I ran across your blog (via Design Sponge), I always love to see a man's take on blogging and thus far am loving yours!

    What makes you inspired?

    Blake

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  71. Happy anniversary!

    I shall ask a question: Your top 3 photography tips! GO!

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  72. Congratulations! Been wanting to buy that camera since last time you posted about it.. Great size and fine pictures!
    GREAT blog btw:)

    email: malenemoell@gmail.com

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  73. ooooh... fingers crossed! happy anniversary! I love looking at your pictures :)

    my question is: how do you get your digi shots to look so much like film? (or maybe you only shoot on film??)

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  74. I have a lot of catching up to do. I just discovered your blog and it's beautiful! This makes procrastinating totally worth it.

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  75. what a pretty little camera! congrats on your blogoversary :-)

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  76. um, question time. how do you juggle all your various endeavors? (work, blog, special projects, thrift...the list goes on)

    giveaway gods do your thing! happy anniversary.

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  77. I always loved your pictures. Great site. It's become an inspiration for me as I put my apartment together.

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  78. just stumbled across your blog today. lots of good stuff here, can't wait to spend more time exploring.

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  79. Happy blog birthday! Question: would you rather be able to speak every language in the world or be able to blink and transport yourself to any place in the world?

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  80. Happy blog birthday! What is your favorite book?

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  81. looks like there's some competition up there :)

    q: what is your favorite word to say aloud?

    (i like to collect these sorts of answers)

    cheers, you! it was a treat to have a bit of your company, today.

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  82. Hello! I am visiting LA in a couple weeks... What is the ONE thing I have to do when I'm there? or eat?

    natalie.marie.tracy@gmail.com

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  83. What's ONE song that makes you drop everything and dance?

    So glad that you blog!!

    hi@allisonlehman.com

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  84. Recently stumbled upon your blog the other day. I've never been so inspired!

    email: bmpr87@gmail.com

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  85. Hey Dab, congrats on the blog-iversary! So glad you decided to make it!

    Justin

    justin(at)justinvisnesky.com

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  86. Wow! This is very interesting blog and it is very nice photos that have been shoot from the Olympus camera and this camera have a unique features.

    Camera Olympus

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  87. Yay for giveaways. Congrats on your one year. Like the new blog design (I'm subscribed by reader). My question: How much sleep have you lost over not shipping that purple sofa to us? :)

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  88. like Judy implied I didnt even know that anybody able to profit $7539 in one month on the computer. have you seen this web link

    http://bit.ly/15JaRPU

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  89. Look at favoritewords.com, it's friendlier than most other sites and have original features.

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