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The TW-300 (Tele & Wide 300) (or Fuji Tandem in Japan) is a 1985 twin focal length autofocus camera from Fuji. A switch on the front changes between wide angle (38 mm) and tele (65 mm) modes. It is one of the first cameras to employ Fuji's "drop-in loading" system, with prewinding: when a film cartridge is inserted, the entire film is loaded into the camera and then wound backwards into the cartridge to protect exposed frames in case the camera back is opened by accident. Early models had to have their batteries replaced at a workshop, this is amended in the TW-300 II model released in 1986.
- Wide angle: 38 mm f/3,5 (3 elements, 3 groups)
- Tele: 65 mm f/6 (6 elements, 6 groups)
- Closest focus: 1 m.
- Built-in lens cover.
- Shutter speeds: 1/6—1/500 s.
- Exposure range: EV 6—17 (wide angle); EV 7,5—18,5 (tele) at ISO 100.
- Built-in pop-up flash (flashmatic); can be used as daylight fill flash.
- Flash range: 1—5 m with wide angle at ISO 100 (tele: 1—3 m)
- Reads DX coded film at speeds from 50 to 1600 ISO. Non-DX film is exposed as ISO 100.
- Power: 6V CR-P2/BR-P2/DL-223 lithium battery.
- Dimensions and weight: 136x71x54 mm, 400 g.