Fujica AX-5

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The Fujica AX-5 is a 35mm SLR made by Fuji at the beginning of the 1980s.

It is one of three cameras including the AX-3 and AX-1. These cameras share a similar body, but AX-5 has more exposure program modes, and was the top of the range model.

It has a silicon exposure meter, and the exposure modes: programmed, shutter priority, aperture priority, manual. The focal plane shutter is electronic, with a top speed of 1/1000 and a flash sync speed of 1/60. It has DOF preview control. Exposure information is visible in the viewfinder via a vertical battery of LEDs. The AX-5 was made in chrome or black finishes. The difference between the two versions is not simply cosmetic; there are other differences. Apparently, all of the black versions have a lock, which prevents the user from accidentally turning the shutter speed knob, while not all, maybe just a few of the chrome versions have this lock.

Compatible batteries: 6-volt silver oxide battery (4×SR44); 6-volt alkaline manganese battery (4×LR44); 6-volt lithium battery.

The Fujica AX-5 takes Fujica X lenses. Only the X-Fujinon DM range enables the program and shutter priority modes. The older X-Fujinon and X-Fujinar series only work with the aperture priority and manual modes only. An adapter exists to mount 42mm screw lenses.

The AX-5 was also rebadged as the Porst CR-7.

The AX-5 is said to have been one styling inspiration for Fujifilm's 2015 digital model the X-T10.

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