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Fujica 35 EE
Old 06-26-2019   #1
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Fujica 35 EE

I just acquired this camera, and it seems to work fine. Running a roll through it right now. These don't seem to get much attention, but they have a fast f1.9 lens, convenient rear thumb-wheel focus, bright lines projected with parallax adjustment and amazingly, shutter-priority auto exposure with no battery, just selenium-powered.

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Old 06-26-2019   #2
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I am sure that Fujinon is a killer lens. Post pictures from it.
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Old 06-26-2019   #3
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I have one with working meter and the f/1.9 lens and 1/1000 shutter. It's been a long time since I read up on them but some examples may have had a f/2.8 Fujinon and shutter speeded to only 1/500. Certainly, this applied to some subsequent 35–SE Fujicas. The Fujinon lens seems quite sharp and I like the images it makes; although even with the original hood I have found it flares easily in the right circumstances.

I acquired mine with original instruction book, case and lens hood and subsequently found the accessory telephoto lens and Tele finder. It had several issues as purchased, but I have quite a soft spot for mine. It was the first classic camera I ever purchased—and the first I ever tried to repair. When I was successful, I was motivated to study camera repair, and have since fixed many other types, but it all started with the Fujica.

It is a solid and basically well-made, durable, rangefinder that in 1961, was well-specified. Rick Drawbridge wrote one of his typically excellent reviews of his 35–EE some years ago over at photonet which is worth a read.

Here's an image I made with my own one dreary Winter day in Hobart, recorded on Fujifilm, of course (Fujicolor Superia 400 negative).

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Agree. Old Fujinon glass are quite ok but don't get much attention. I got some for a Fujica AX3 that get pretty nice results.


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It indeed has a killer lens. First roll came out great. The only issue with the camera is that the meter underexposes about a stop in bright light.

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