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The '''Fujica AX-3''' was manufactured by [[Fuji]] during the 1980s and was their mid line SLR during that time, just below the top of the line [[Fujica AX-5]]. It was introduced to the United States in 1980. The focal plane shutter is electronic, and speeds range from a high of 1/1,000th of a second to a low of 2 seconds. The camera also includes a bulb setting. Flash sync is 1/60th of a second. Selected shutter speed is shown along the left side of the viewfinder by an LED indicator.  The AX-3 displays the aperture setting in the top of the viewfinder through a mechanical linkage.  The AX-3 uses a center weighted averaging meter with silicon photo cells.
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The Fujica AX-3 is an aperature preferred automatic exposure camera.  Full manual control of aperature and shutter speed is also available.  The camera requires a battery, to to fire the shutter, operate the meter, and light the shutter speed LEDs in the view finder.
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The '''Fujica AX-3''' was manufactured by [[Fuji]] during the 1980s and was their mid line SLR during that time, just below the top of the line [[Fujica AX-5]].  It was introduced to the United States in 1980.  A medical version was also available called '''Fujiinon MAX35X'''. [[Porst]] shops also had a version called '''Porst CR-5'''.
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It is one of three cameras released that year simultaneously with the AX-5 and [[Fujica AX-1|AX-1]]. These cameras share a similar body, but the AX-3 adds full manual control compared to the AX-1.
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The focal plane shutter is electronic, and speeds range from a high of 1/1,000th of a second to a low of 2 seconds. The camera also includes a bulb setting.  Flash sync is 1/60th of a second.  Selected shutter speed is shown along the left side of the viewfinder by an LED indicator.  The AX-3 displays the aperture setting in the top of the viewfinder through a mechanical linkage.  The AX-3 uses a center weighted averaging meter with silicon photo cells.
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The Fujica AX-3 is an aperture preferred automatic exposure camera.  Full manual control of aperture and shutter speed is also available.  The camera requires a battery, to fire the shutter, operate the meter, and light the shutter speed LEDs in the view finder.
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The AX-3 has a Fujica X mount, which takes [[Fujica X lenses]].  Although often difficult to find, a decent selection of these lenses are available on online auction sites.  Additionally, the AX-3 is compatible with all other X series accessories, such as the X auto winder.
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==Links==
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* [http://www.pentax-manuals.com/fujica/fujica.htm Kims Fujica website] at [http://www.pentax-manuals.com/ at Kim Coxon's Pentax Manuals]
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* [http://www.butkus.org/chinon/fujica/fujica_ax-3/fujica_ax-3-splash.htm User manual for the Fujica AX-3] at [http://www.butkus.org/chinon/ Michael Butkus' Orphan Cameras] 
  
The AX-3 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.  Additionally, the AX-3 is compatible with all other X series accessories, such as the X auto winder. 
 
  
 
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Latest revision as of 05:38, 29 December 2019

The Fujica AX-3 was manufactured by Fuji during the 1980s and was their mid line SLR during that time, just below the top of the line Fujica AX-5. It was introduced to the United States in 1980. A medical version was also available called Fujiinon MAX35X. Porst shops also had a version called Porst CR-5.

It is one of three cameras released that year simultaneously with the AX-5 and AX-1. These cameras share a similar body, but the AX-3 adds full manual control compared to the AX-1.

The focal plane shutter is electronic, and speeds range from a high of 1/1,000th of a second to a low of 2 seconds. The camera also includes a bulb setting. Flash sync is 1/60th of a second. Selected shutter speed is shown along the left side of the viewfinder by an LED indicator. The AX-3 displays the aperture setting in the top of the viewfinder through a mechanical linkage. The AX-3 uses a center weighted averaging meter with silicon photo cells.

The Fujica AX-3 is an aperture preferred automatic exposure camera. Full manual control of aperture and shutter speed is also available. The camera requires a battery, to fire the shutter, operate the meter, and light the shutter speed LEDs in the view finder.

The AX-3 has a Fujica X mount, which takes Fujica X lenses. Although often difficult to find, a decent selection of these lenses are available on online auction sites. Additionally, the AX-3 is compatible with all other X series accessories, such as the X auto winder.

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