Another vintage camera from Dad

May 31, 2007 at 2:56 pm 2 comments

The Rasa Food Court at the 4th floor KLCC was quickly filled up with people having their lunch break, I’m lucky to find us a table. I was there earlier than Dad does as he couldn’t find parking. I’d asked Mom to bring the kids to Petrosains as they’re having school holidays and have nothing better to do than staying rotten at home. To my suprise, Dad brought me his Fujica STX-1 when we met up for lunch. He was very enthuastic to show me the camera, I can only smile at him and listen.

We head to Petrosains after our lunch and god, that place was filled with kids! Mom was a little resisting to join the crowd as she said it is too packed to bring the kids in. I, on the other hand insisted that she bring the kids in since we just have to wait for another 30 minutes (the next entry time slot is 1.30PM). They have drive all the way down town and I don’t feel good to have the kids go home without visiting Petrosains as I promised them for the day. The ticket counter personnel informed me that the full tour ticket was sold out. We settled for the “incomplete tour” tickets which skips the Helicopter Station – I’ve no idea why they wanted to do that. The “incomplete tour” was said to take about 3 hours and I passed Dad the tickets and said goodbye to them, making my way back to office.

Uncommon magic at 13:00 hour: The smile on the kids’ face and receiving another vintage camera from Dad.

Some stuff about the Fujica STX-1 that I found around the world-wide-web:

  • Manufactured by Fuji during the late 1970s and early 1980s
  • The focal plane shutter is mechanical, with a top speed of 1/750th of a second
  • Flash sync at 1/60th of a second
  • The lowest speed is 1/2 second and the camera includes a bulb setting
  • Selected shutter speed is shown along the left side of the viewfinder through a mechanical linkage
  • Along the right side of the viewfinder is a match needle, used for setting proper exposure
  • Uses an averaging meter
  • DOF preview control is present
  • Everything is manual, no program modes available
  • Battery required to run the meter only
  • Compatible batteries: LR44-type alkaline-manganese batteries; HR44-type mercury bakeries; SR44-type silver oxide batteries
  • Mount of type Fujica X, compatible with Fujica X lenses that are ofthen difficult to find

Reference: http://www.camerapedia.org/wiki/Fujica_STX-1

Here’s the camera I got from Dad:

Fujica STX-1

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Katie  |  October 26, 2007 at 3:48 am

    what exactly is the meter?i just bought the camera on ebay and i was wondering, from one inexperienced camera owner to an experienced one, if you have any tips…or advice. thanks

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  • 2. wanzulhamli  |  September 24, 2008 at 6:58 am

    hi there, I also own this one. Actually it belongs to my late date. I think Iit’s not working anymore. I am looking for any shops that can fix this camera and make it to function as previous. Im staying somewhere in puchong.

    Reply

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