The scene one bleak and dismal day in Winter 2010. A feed of fresh fish and chips helped to ward off the cold.
Camera: 1961 Fujica 35-EE 35mm rangefinder.
Lens: fixed Fujinon 45mm f/1.9.
Film: Fujifilm Superia 400 35mm colour negative.
The Fujica 35-EE is a fixed lens rangefinder manufactured by Fuji Photo Film Co (now known as “Fujifilm”) in 1961. It was a very sophisticated and highly featured camera in its day. These features included a selenium cell powered electronic exposure meter (which still working perfectly on my example) coupled to the aperture via a lock needle arrangement, effectively providing shutter priority automatic exposure. Full manual control is also available. The lens shutter provides the unusually high maximum speed of 1/1000 with MVX synchronisation including X sync to 1/1000. It’s a camera that is built like a brick (and weighs as much) with a bright viewfinder, contrasty rangefinder focus patch, and an extra sharp Fujinon lens.
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