I got a Fuji medium format camera

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by TonyTurley, Apr 22, 2017.

  1. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    Tony
    . . . from 1955, that is. Fuji's first camera, the Fujica Six, was a 6×6 folding viewfinder camera released in 1948. There were six acknowledged models. The line culminated in 1955 with the Fujica Super-6, a 6x6 coupled rangefinder. This camera is light and compact, and my copy is very clean and in excellent shape. My guess is it was stored in a climate controlled environment. It has a Fujinar 7.5cm f/3.5 lens, which produces excellent results if the photog does their part.

    For those not versed in film, the 6x6 refers to the 6cm x 6cm film plane, as opposed to the usual 24mm x 36mm of standard 135 film. One only gets 10 - 16 frames per roll on a medium format film camera, but the color depth and detail are incredible. I started shooting film again a couple of years or so ago, and I really enjoy it.

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  2. unstable_rider

    unstable_rider FujiXspot Regular

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    Paul
    Gosh-good-golly that's a purty camera.

    Like a vintage automobile, it looks amazing just standing still.
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  3. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    The results from my first roll from the Fujica are back, and they exceeded my hopes. Fuji glass is/was excellent, even back in 1955. I used Ilford HP5 Plus 400 for my first roll, and the film delivered. I also did a couple of family portraits that I'm not sharing here, and I'm more than pleased. I'll be running more rolls through this great old camera.

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  4. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey Super Moderator

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    Kyle
    I always sorta wanted a camera like that for trips, where I'd find 10-12 things that were worth the film, and have that film record of the key points in a drawer for many years hence.
     
  5. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    There's an even older Fujica 6x6 camera on Etsy right now for $95. ;) Earlier version of mine, and I think it's a scale focus model.
     
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  6. drd1135

    drd1135 FujiXspot Regular

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    Steve
  7. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    Thanks Steve. Yeah, that GF670 is something, but a bit out of the range of my wallet. :)