Fujica STX-1 ,35mm SLR|Sexy lady from the past

Posted: February 18, 2015 in film, fuji STX1, PHOTOGRAPHY, REVIEW

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The Fujica STX-1 is one of my small collection of vintage film cameras. It is an entry level SLR made by Fuji in the late 1970s to mid 19STX-1 Advertisement80s. It was introduced to the United States in 1979. The focal plane shutter is mechanical, with a top speed of 1/750th of a second and a flash sync at 1/60th of a second. The lowest speed is 1/2 second and the camera includes a bulb setting along with shutter release cable connection. Selected shutter speed is shown along the left side of the viewfinder through a mechanical linkage. A DOF preview control is present, conveniently placed on the front of the camera next to the lens.
Everything about the STX-1 is manual. No program modes are available. The camera does require a battery, but only to run the meter.Compatible batteries: Two of LR44-type alkaline-manganese batteries; HR44-type mercury batteries; SR44-type silver oxide batteries. The light meter on the STX-1 is an averaging, moving coil analogue type, whose operation is scaled by the camera’s shutter speed and aperture settings. This appears on the right side of the viewfinder. The later STX-1n model has a meter consisting of several small LEDs, but the overall effect of these is rather vague compared to the earlier analogue meter.

The other change in the STX-1n is a redesigned battery hatch. The STX-1 has a Fujica X mount, which is compatible with Fujica X lenses. Although often difficult to find, a decent selection of these lenses are available on online auction sites.index

The STX-1 was also sold by Porst in Germany, as the CR-1.  Camera User Manual Here.

 

My camera came re-skined and CLA. It had mounted a fast X Fujinon 50mm f1.9, which produces quite good results. It is a small well made SLR, super easy to use with great lenses and the ability to produce nice photos for only a fraction of other more well known adversaries. If you find one give it a try.

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