FUJIFILM FUJICA ST801 35MM SLR FILM CAMERA

Save on Film Cameras Trending price is based on prices over last 90 days. It leaves us with the ST and ST both semi-auto cameras with full aperture metering , and the ST an entry level semi-auto camera with stopped down metering and a slower shutter. Only g and less than one centimeter separate the weight and the height of the OM-1 from the ST The camera could accept other M42 lenses, but they had to be used with stop-down metering, facilitated by the ST’s DOF button. Their implementation a protruding tab on the outside of the aperture ring to transmit aperture information to the camera was clever and maintained the inter-compatibility of the lenses with the cameras of other vendors I tested Fujinon lenses on Pentax and Yashica cameras — and there was no problem. Both cameras use a shutter with horizontal cloth curtains.

Exposure is indicated by seven LEDs. Only g and less than one centimeter separate the weight and the height of the OM-1 from the ST With the OM-1, Olympus introduced a whole new system new bayonet, new lenses, new motor drives , as compact as the camera itself. No modifications were made to the ST during its lifetime, save for a slight styling change in the first year of production, when it lost the raised chrome Fujica logo, and gained an engraved and painted one. Size, Weight, Features and Ergonomics Figures can be deceiving. Full aperture metering really makes a difference in ease of use. For more information, see the clam shell coloured information box at the bottom of this page. You may also like.

A slight depression of the shutter release button activates the meter. Fujica ST — the lens mount flange is surrounded by a recessed and spring loaded rotating ring. It works at full aperture with Fujinon lenses. In comparison, Olympus was starting to build a new camera system.

The ST, which looks like a good compromise on paper, was only produced for two years, just before the launch of the Fujica X mount cameras. It also came in 35km. Although this camera appears to use a standard Praktica M42 screw lens mount, open aperture metering Fujinon lenses are slightly different due to the need to communicate lens aperture information to the camera, and facilitate locking of the mounted lens.

I have found the film transport mechanisms are reliable and let you partially advance to cock the shutter. One really wants to love these lenses, esp.

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They left the market for good in If the centre LED is bright and the one fujida dim, this shows exposure is a quarter of a stop over, etc. They were very modern when they were launched, and are far more pleasant to use than cameras of the same generation such as the Pentax Spotmatic.

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The Fujica ST is another of those cameras I had fantasises about as a teenage lad I had other more normal fantasises too No modifications were made to the ST during its lifetime, save for a slight styling change in the first year of fujicca, when it lost the raised chrome Fujica logo, and gained an engraved and painted one.

In comparison, both the OM-1 and the ST must have looked small, light and fragile. Fujica ST launched in and zoom Fujinon-Z mm launched You may also like.

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Sr801 falls perfectly in the hands. The shutter and mirror mechanisms make a satisfying low clunk compared with the Pentax Spotmatics, which often sound tinny and bright. Fujinon lenses have an excellent reputation in the world of m42 lenses and apart from the 50 or fujia lenses which are abundant, they are pretty rare. Contrarily to all other 42mm screw mount lenses, the Fujinon lenses were locked into position by a pin on the lens mount. Camerz camera is an early version with the raised chrome Fujica penta-prism logo, which, contrary to Fuji’s styling department’s view, I like best because it’s differentand shinny.

Inthat was about two and a half weeks average UK pay. The ST had a long career and no real successor in the Fujica line up.

The camera came with two lenses: The purpose of this metering system was faster performance, and elimination of meter deviation caused by shock or mechanical failure. It is also good in low light situations. Olympus OM-1 and OM The little pin on the rotating ring is pushed by the tab at the periphery of the lens. Best Selling in Film Cameras See gujica.

The OM-1 sold over 1 million units over a long period, and aged very well. The black button with the white ca,era has to be pressed to released the lens. The indexing tab can prevent Auto Fujinon lenses from correctly fitting other M42 camera bodies, since it caemra the lens from being fully screwed into place, resulting in loss of infinity focus.

The camera could accept other M42 lenses, but they had to be used with stop-down metering, facilitated by the ST’s DOF button. The 11 layers of 35m Beam Coating on the lens of this SLR film camera provide anti-glare and anti-flare features. They were launched at the same timeand were both highly innovative. Read more on the Fujica ST page. It was produced from to It also operates in Aperture Priority auto-exposure mode, offers a pioneering flash metering rilm and accepts silver oxide batteries.

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The Fuji Photo Film Co. The subsequent screw mount models ST, AZ-1 were designed with amateurs in mind auto exposure cameras without any semi-auto modeand the last screw mount Fujica 35,m were budget models priced just above Praktica cameras from communist East Germany. As usual, MIR is a very good source of information about cameras of the seventies and eighties: Fujica ST — a close up.

Fuji Photo Film has been in the photo business sincebut only entered the single lens reflex camera SLR market at the beginning of the 70s. It’s a centre the light system, where the three lights on either side of centre indicate whole stops under or over exposure.

Shutter button incorporates a safety lock. No motor drive — not an issue today but could have been in the mid seventies. Other options exist like having the camera converted to the voltage of silver oxide batteries — 1.

Automatic count-up gilm reset. This item doesn’t belong on this page. For the rest, a conventional layout of the commands Lens selection: Disappointingly, the EBC Fujinons also seem to lack contrast and sharpness esp. The contrast with the Pentax models of the same era Spotmatic is also striking.

It’s in good condition and full working order; just needs fujixa good clean, and some new light seals, plus a new mirror damper. Their implementation a protruding tab on the outside of the aperture ring to transmit aperture information to the camera was clever and maintained the inter-compatibility of the lenses with the cameras of other vendors I tested Fujinon fjuica on Pentax and Yashica cameras — and there was no problem.

I’ve said this elsewhere within these pages about Fujica cameras, but this camera offers Spotmatic-style-simplicity in a neater, more user friendly package. This Vintage camera was enjoyed and cared for.