Fujica 35 Auto M
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It is primarily designed as a Shutter priority, auto exposure camera using a selenium cell electric eye. In auto mode it sets the appropriate aperture for any user selected shutter speed, however, if that speed is either too slow or fast for the light conditions, the camera will override the set shutter speed with a faster or slower speed. The shutter release locks when light levels are either too high or too low. Keeping the shutter release half-pressed locks the camera's exposure setting. Notable for an early 1960's camera it features a EV adjustment (+1/-1).
Both the aperture and shutter speed can be set manually when the camera is taken out of auto mode, but a hand-held meter has to be used, since the camera's meter has no read-out. The camera has no slow speeds (below 1/30th).
Film advance is by lever on base. Rewind is unusually on the side of the camera. It has cable threading on shutter button.
- Lens : Fujinon-R 47mm 1:2.8
- Aperture : f/2.8 to f/16
- Shutter : 1/30-1/500 plus B
- ASA Range for meter : 5-200
- Filter Thread : 35.5mm