Fuji Auto-8

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After nearly four years on the market, Fuji replaced the Fujica Auto-7 with the Auto-8 QD, at the same time abandoning the "Fujica" label. Smaller and lighter, the Auto-8 is somewhat cheaper lens-wise, having a max aperture of f/3,5 instead of f/2,8. Support for the new DX code industry standard for automatically setting film speed was added, instead of Fuji's old proprietary system. The standout feature for the Auto-8 was its quartz data back which printed the time and date in the right orientation both in landscape and portrait modes, which gave it the nickname "Tateyoko" in Japan.

A cheaper version, Fuji Auto-8 Date did away with the dual-mode date back, replacing it with a normal landscape-only back. To commemorate Hanshin Tigers winning the Japanese baseball league, an Auto-8 version with the team badge and a tiger striped case was sold, mainly around Osaka.

Another version, without any quartz date back at all, but with a safety shutter release lock when the lens cover was on, was called the Auto-70 DX.

Specifications

  • Lens: Fujinon 35 mm f/3,5 (4 elements/4 groups).
  • Shutter: Programmed electronic, 1/40–1/500 s, self-timer.
  • Flash: Pop-up, manually activated.
  • Film transport: Automatic loading, advance and rewind.
  • Power: 2 x LR6/AA alkaline battery.
  • Dimensions: 126,5 x 72 x 51 mm.
  • Weight: 295 g (8 QD), 265 g (70 DX).