Fujica AX-1
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CONTENTS

Special features .... .

Names of parts ......

Getting ready to take pictures  . . .  

1 Attaching the strap and putting the camera in its case ...

2. Mounting and dismounting the lens . .

3 Loading and checking the battery . .

4. Loading the film ....

5. Setting the film speed selector . .

6. Aiming the camera . . .


Taking automatic exposure pictures

1. Shutter speed selector settings .

2. View finder information . .

3. Procedure for taking automatic exposure pictures.

4. Focusing the lens .

5. Rewinding the film .

Camera functions............. 1. Light metering range .. .........27

2. AE lock (exposure memory} .......27

3. Stopped-down automatic exposure . . .28

4. Exposure compensation ......32

5. Multiple exposure .........34
 

Camera care . . . . 57

Specifications

This compact, lightweight, aperture-preferred AE camera has a built-in microcomputer, product of the latest in electronic engineering, to insure high-precision automatic exposure in candlelight to sunlight.


Five LED shutter-speed indicators in the viewfinder let you set exposure in an instant so that you won't miss those once-in-a-lifetime shots. Three-way (split-image, microprism, ground-glass screen) focusing lets you focus any type of subject quickly and sharply.4.butkus.org

Soft-touch electromagnetic shutter release permits even the first-time user to shoot without camera shake; Auto Winder X (optional accessory) lets you shoot continuously at 2 fps; unique, high-precision electronically controlled self-timer emits a penetrating beep beep to keep you alert until the shutter trips.


A wide assortment of "system accessories" including the unique Fujica Auto Strobe 300X (G. No. 30), Fujica Auto Strobe AZ (G. No. 17) and Fujica Photo Recorder for printing data on the film, expands you; picture-taking scope well beyond present horizons.


Fujica X "short turn" (65° ) lens mount permits quick lens changing and accepts the entire line of new X-Fujinon interchangeable lenses from wide-angle to telephoto as well as other lenses to take full advantage of the SLR system.
 
 
 

1. Attaching the strap

* Slide back the strap end hoop as shown.

* Hold the clamp between your fingers as shown and pull out the metal clip.

* The clamp may be tight when it's new. If you find it difficult to pull out the clip, open the clamp with
    your fingers and pull it outs

*  Hook the clip to the camera's Strap Eyelet and push the clamp forward to lock the clip.

*  slide back the strap-end hoop tightly against the clamp.


Putting the camera in its case

Put the camera in its case and secure the cam to the strap with the flaps provided on both sides of the case by closing the snaps. Next, put on the case cover,

To take the camera out of its case, repeat (5) in reverse.

2. MOUNTING AND DISMOUNTING THE LENS

Position the red dot on the lens rear opposite the red dot on the Lens Mount, then push the Lens in and turn it 65° to the right (clockwise). It will lock into position with a click.

While pressing in the Lens Lock toward the camera body, turn the Lens to the left (counter-clockwise} as far as it will go, then pull it out toward the front.

Using the Rubber Lens Hood
 

3. LOADING AND CHECKING THE BATTERY
When shooting against the light, fit the accessory Rubber Lens Hood on to the lens to prevent flare and ghost caused by the light falling directly on the lens surface.

Choosing the Right Battery You can use any one of the following batteries b' be sure to use a new battery. 6-volt silver oxide battery: (JIS4G13, Eveready (UCAR) No. 544, Mallory PX28). 6-volt alkaline manganese battery: (Eveready No. 537).
 

1) Remove the Battery Compartment Cover by pushing the Cover Lock in toward the Lens with your fingernail and lifting it up.

2) Insert the battery, plus (+) and minus ( - ) ends correctly, as shown in the Battery Compartment.

3) The battery will load easier if you insert the minus ( - ) end first.

4)  To unload, press down and pull out the plus (+) end of the battery with your fingernail.

5) Replace the Battery Compartment Cover by sliding in the inner edge and pressing the cover down.

Note:
1. One new battery will normally last about 6 months.

2. Before loading, wipe both ends of the battery clean with a dry piece of cloth.

3. If you are not taking pictures for a long while, remove the battery before putting the camera away.


Make it a habit to check the battery before you start taking pictures. You won't get - properly exposed pictures if the battery is worn out because your Fujica AX-1's shutter is electronically operated regardless of the exposure mode employed.

1) Set the Shutter Speed Selector to AE.

2) While looking through the Viewfinder, press the Shutter Release halfway down.
 

1) If any one of the shutter-speed-indicator LEDs in the Viewfinder left side blinks (about 4 times a second), it's time to change the battery. (The LEDs will not turn on if the battery is completely exhausted.)

2) Be careful, however, because if the top or bottom shutter-speed-indicator LED blinks at the rate of about 8 times a second, it means the shutter speed needs changing because the light is either too bright or too dim for correct exposure.

Notes:
1. If you are taking your camera on a vacation trip, be sure to bring a spare battery along.

2. When shooting in cold weather, check the battery frequently because low temperature will dampen battery performance.

4. LOAD THE FILM

Use cartridge-packed 35mm roll film (135 type) Always load and unload film in subdued light

1) Open the Camera Back by pulling the Film Rewind Knob all the way out. (It will not open unless the knob is fully pulled out.

2) Drop the film cartridge into the Film Chamber with the spool head (protruding portion of the cartridge pointing to the camera bottom, then push the Film Rewind Knob down to its original position.4.butkus.org

3) Pull out the film tip and insert it deeply into the slot of the Take-up Spool, but make sure it doesn't go through the spool hub.


4) Wind the film with a stroke or two of the Film Advance Lever and make sure the Sprocket Teeth catch the film perforations.


5) Erect the Film Rewind Crank and turn it in the direction of the arrow to take up any slack in the film, make sure the film is properly positioned between the guide rails, then close the Camera Back.


6) While watching the Exposure Counter, wind the film with the Film Advance Lever and press down the Shutter Release. Repeat until the second white dot from the letter "S" (first white dot from the red "O") appears in the center of the Exposure Counter. The film has now been positioned for the first shot.

* The film is advancing properly if the Film Rewind Knob turns while the Film Advance Lever is winding.

* The white dots between the numbers in the Exposure Counter represent odd numbers.

7) Film identification The Film Confirmation Window in the camera back will tell you at a glance whether there is film in the camera or not. If you have Fuji film in your camera, it will also tell you the film type and the number of exposures it will yield.


The procedure is the same as that described in (I) to 3) . To wind the film, close the Camera Back, switch the auto winder switch to SINGLE or CONT. and press down the Shutter Release.

* If the film does not advance, turn off the auto winder and switch it once again to SINGLE or CONT.

* For further information read the Auto Winder instruction manual.


After loading the film, be sure to set the Film Speed Selector beaches your pictures will not be properly exposed if it is not set for the speed of the film loaded in the camera. The speed of the film you are using is printed on the film box.

1) While pressing in the Film Speed Selector Lock (a white button at the side of the Film Speed Selector, turn the selector dial and set it for the speed of the film you are using, that is, if you are using an ASA 100 film, set the number 100 opposite the Film Speed Setting Mark.

* The marks labeled +1 and -1 on each side of the Film Speed Setting mark are used for making exposure compensation.  Be sure to use the center mark for setting the Film Speed Selector.

2) The lines etched between the numbers on the Film Speed Selector represent the ASA speeds shown in the illustration above.

3) The corresponding ASA and DIN film speeds are as follows:
 

ASA  25 32 40 50 64 80 100 200 250 320 400 800
DIN 16 16 17 18 19 20 21 24 25 26 27 30

6. AIMING THE CAMERA

1)  Hold the camera with your left hand as shown, press the left elbow against the side of your chest, relax your right hand and press the Shutter Release gently down.

2)  When shooting with the camera held vertically, try to keep it extra steady because it will be less stable in that position,

3)  The film is advanced with the right thumb and the Shutter Release is depressed with the right for finger.

Taking automatic exposure pictures

1. SHUTTER SPEED SELECTOR SETTINGS
Your Fujica AX-1 is an aperture-preferred automatic exposure camera. You just set the aperture and the camera will take care of the shutter speed.  Even the first-time beginner can take perfectly exposed pictures with it every


Notes:
1. To switch from AE to 60X or B. turn the Shutter Speed Selector while pressing in the Shutter Speed Selector Lock. (You cannot turn it unless the Lock is in depressed position).

2. Remember, your Fujica AX-1 has a built in "exposure memory" (AE lock), that is, the shutter speed obtained by depressing the Shutter Release halfway down will remain locked and the LED indicator in the Viewfinder will not change position unless you take your finger off the Shutter Release even if there are changes in subject brightness and aperture value (#e paragraph entitled "AK lock" on page 28.

Using the B (Bulb) setting
To take pictures requiring long exposures of 1-second or more, set the Shutter Speed Selector to "B". The shutter will remain open for as long as the Shutter Release is held depressed so that you can trip the shutter when you want to.

2. VIEWFINDER INFORMATION


 

Note: Your Fujica AX-1 USES a fully automatic electronic shutter. The shutter speed indicated in the viewfinder represents an approximate value.4.butkus.org


1) Set the Shutter Speed Selector to AE.
2) Use any aperture you want; that is, if your camera lens is an X-Fujinon 1:2.2 55 mm, set the Aperture Ring to any one of the f-numbers from F2.2 to 16.


3) Look through the Viewfinder and press the Shutter Release halfway down. An LED will turn on to show you the meter-selected shutter speed that will combine with the aperture you selected to provide correct exposure.  For example, if the aperture you selected is F5.6 and the camera-selected shutter speed is 1/125 sec., the LED opposite the paired numbers 250 and 125 will turn on.

Note: The shutter speed numbers are paired. In the cam shown here, the coupled shutter speed can be either 1/250 or 1/125 second.

4) Over and underexposure warning
If the aperture you selected is not compatible with the camera's shutter speed range, that is, if it is too large and needs a shutter speed that is faster than 1/1000 sec., the red LED opposite the paired numbers 1000/500 will turn on and blink (8 times a second to warn you that your picture will be overexposed; and if it is too small and needs a shutter speed that is slower than 1 /2-sec., the red LED opposite the paired numbers 2/4 will
turn on and blink (also 8 times a second to warn you that your picture will be underexposed.

5. Guarding against camera shake
If you are taking a dimly-lit subject, the camera may provide a shutter speed that is slower than 1/30 sec. for the aperture you selected, in which Cam you win have to guard against camera shake by mounting the camera on a tripod or using something firm to support it such as a table or the top of a chair.

4) FOCUSING THE LENS

*  Eyesight adjustment lens The far- or near-sighted can use an eyesight adjustment lens
    (+2, +0.5, -2.5, -4 diop., optional accessory). It will let you focus the lens without glasses.

In the center of the viewfinder of your Fujica AX-1, you will see a split-image spot, a microprism collar around it which, in turn, is surrounded by a ground glass screen. Any one of them can be used for focusing the lens.

FOCUSING WITH THE SPLIT IMAGE CENTER
1) Look through the Viewfinder, center the part of the subject on which you want to focus the lens in the split-image center and turn the Distance Ring.

2) Your subject is in sharp focus when the upper and lower segments of the image in the split image center fall in line. This method of focusing is best for taking pictures of subjects that are formed mainly of straight lines such as buildings, towers ate


FOCUSING WITH THE MICROPRISM COLLAR
1) Look at your subject through the microprism collar and turn the Distance Ring.

2) Your subject is in sharp focus when it appears smooth and clear. This method of focusing is recommended for portrait work.

Focusing with the Ground-glass Screen
Look at your subject through the ground-glass screen and turn the Distance Ring. Your subject is in sharp focus when it appears sharp and clear. This method is recommended for focusing the lens quickly and for copying work.

Estimate the distance from camera to subject with your eye and set the Distance Ring to that distance (white numbers = meters, green numbers = feet).

This method is best for taking quick snapshots.  However, if you are using a large aperture or are taking close-ups, or if you are shooting with a telephoto lens, be sure to focus the lens precisely,

5. REWINDING THE FILM
After exposing a roll of film, wind it back into its cartridge and take it to your photo finisher as soon as possible.


*   If you are at the end of a roll and the Film Advance Lever feels tight as you are winding it, do not force it.  Just return it to its normal position and rewind the film into its cartridge.

1) Press in the Rewind Button (provided on the camera top.4.butkus.org

Note: Before pressing in the Rewind Button, pull out the Film Advance Lever by a stand-off angle of the lever, or the Rewind Button may disengage and the film may not be rewound.

Erect the Rewind Crank and turn it in the direction of the arrow. You will feel a sudden release of tension when the film has been rewound into its cartridge.

2) Open the Camera Back by pulling the Rewind Knob all the way out and unload the film. (The Camera Back will not open unless the Rewind Knob is fully pulled out.

* Be sure to open the Camera Back only after' you have rewound the film back into it! cartridge.

CAMERA FUNCTIONS
1. LIGHT METER RANGE

Click here for the image of the Light Meter Ranges

The table shows your camera's light metering range with films of various speeds. Since the range at ASA 100 is from EV 2—EV 18, the range with an F2.2 lens is from EV3 1/3 (at F2.2, 2 sec.\ to EV 18 let F16, 1/1000-sec. It applies to the camera's built-in exposure meter's measurements for aperture-preferred and stopped-down automatic exposure.

2. AE LOCK (EXPOSURE MEMORY)
The exposure settings of your Fujica AX-1 can be locked with the AE lock.4.butkus.org

1) When the Shutter Release is pressed halfway down, the shutter speed (indicated by a red LED) coupled to the preset aperture to accommodate the brightness of the subject will remain locked until you take your finger off the Shutter Release. This is referred to as AE Lock (locking the AE or automatic exposure..

2) The AE lock is useful for making automatic exposure compensation in back lighted situations. To compensate for back lighted portraits, you just bring the camera up close to your subject, press the Shutter Release halfway down and hold it there, then step back and shoot. (don't take your finger off the Shutter Release until you trip the shutter).

Note: As long as the Shutter Release is pressed halfway down, the shutter speed indicating LED will not change position even if the Aperture Ring is turned. If you want to Us a different aperture, take your finger off the Shutter Release, reset the Aperture Ring and check the shutter speed again through the Viewfinder  .

3. STOPPED DOWN AUTOMATIC EXPOSURE

You will have to use stopped-down automatic exposure when shooting with a Praktica screw-mount Fujinon lens (mounted with Mount Adapter X-S), an ultra-telephoto lens, through an automatic extension bellows, a microscope (with Microscope Adapter X) or a Macrocinecopy, or with the lens mounted in reverse (with Reverse Adapter X).  And to prevent light from entering through the finder and fouling up your exposure setting, you will have to use the accessory eyecup or eyepiece cap.


1) Set the Shutter Speed Selector to AE.
2) Set the Aperture Ring to the desired value.
3) Press in the Preview Button and, while holding it there, look through the Viewfinder and press the Shutter Release halfway down to make sure that neither the overexposure nor the underexposure warning signal is blinking.


4) Take your picture by pressing the Shutter Release gently down,

Note: Be sure to press in the Preview Button before you press the Shutter Release halfway down because your picture will not turn out properly exposed if you do it the other way around.


Shooting through a microscope or macrocinecopy


1)  Set the Shutter Speed Selector to AE
2)  Look through the Viewfinder and press the Shutter Release halfway down to make sure that neither the overexposure nor the underexposure warning signal is blinking.
3) Take your picture by pressing the Shutter Release gently down.

Stopped-down automatic exposure
Shooting whit a Ultra-telephoto lens, with a lens mounted in reverse,
and through an auto Extension Bellows


1)  Set the Shutter Speed Selector to AE
2)  Set the Aperture Ring to the desired value.
3)  Look through the Viewfinder and press the Shutter Release halfway down to make sure that neither the overexposure nor the underexposure warning signal is blinking.
4)  Take your picture by pressing the Shutter Release gently down.
 

4. Exposure compensation
Under normal conditions your pictures will be properly exposed without exposure compensation, but if you are shooting under special lighting conditions (against the light, etc.}, or if you are taking intentional high key pictures (overexposed pictures) or intentional low key pictures (underexposed pictures), or if you are taking pictures under the conditions shown in the accompanying chart, exposure compensation is mandatory.

The procedures for making exposure compensation are as follows:
 


Just press in the Film Speed Selector Lock, move the film speed setting to the mark labeled +1 or -1 and take your picture. (Be sure to move it back to its original position after making your exposure.)
 

Exposure Compensation Chart


 

5. MULTIPLE EXPOSURE
Multiple exposure is used to create special picture effects by superimposing the same scene or another scene several times on the same frame. It is easy to do with your Fujica AX-1.4.butkus.org


1)  Take your first picture.

2)  While pressing down the Rewind Button, wind the film with the Film Advance Lever. (The film will remain stationary, the shutter will cock, and the Exposure Counter will remain where it is.)

3)  After winding the Film Advance Lever, take your second picture. You can repeat (2) and (3) as many times as you want.

Notes:
1. Multiple exposure is normally made by photographing the darker subjects first.

2 It cannot be made with an Auto Winder X coupled to the camera.

3. For best results, use a tripod.

 7. SELF TIMER

To take group pictures, family souvenir pictures, etc. with yourself included, use the Self Timer.

1. Mount the camera on a tripod or some other firm support.

2. Wind the film, focus the lens, and make the exposure settings.


3. To prevent light from entering through the Eyepiece, mount the viewfinder Eyepiece to prevent extraneous light from entering it.
 

4. Push the Self-timer lever toward the camera back as far as it will go.

5. Press the Shutter Release gently down. (You will hear the sound of precision electronics beating time until the shutter trips 12 seconds later.)
 
 
Note: 1. Be careful after you start the Self Timer because the shutter will trip the instant the Main Switch is pushed back to it's original position.
2. You cannot turn off the Self-timer once it is activated.

8. CONTROLLING THE DEPTH OF FIELD

To check the effects of the aperture you selected -how well the background has been blurred out or how deep the zone of sharpness is- look through the Viewfinder and stop down the Lens to the taking aperture by pressing in the Preview Button. The reason you can exercise such control is that when the Lens is focused on a point, there will be a zone of sharpness extending to the front and back of that point of sharpest focus which is known as the depth of field of a lens and which works as follows:

1. The longer the lens focal length, the narrower the depth of field and vice versa.

2. The smaller the aperture, the wider the depth of field, and vice versa.

3. The farther the point on which the lens is focused, the wider the depth of field, and vice versa.

4. The zone of sharpness in front of the point of sharpest focus is narrower than the zone of sharpness behind it.


* You can take advantage of this characteristic of photographic lenses to use "selective focusing," that is, to draw attention to your main subject by blurring out its surroundings or to make your pictures sharp all the way from foreground to background.4.butkus.org
 

All the interchangeable lenses of your Fuji AX have a depth of field scale etched on the top of the lens barrel. If you are using an F1.6, 50 mm lens and have set the Aperture Ring to F8 and the Distance Ring to 5m, everything approximately between 3.5 and 8.7 meters from the camera will turn out sharp (the distance between the two 8s on the depth-of-field scale.)
 
 
Note: The X-Fujinon Z 1:3.5 - 4.2/29 - 47 mm DM and X-Fujinon Z 1:3.5 - 4.5/43 - 75 mm DM lends have a depth of field scale with colored lines, which work together with the colored numbers on the aperture ring. Read the instructions packed with them lenses carefully.

9. INFRARED PHOTOGRAPHY

To take infrared pictures with infrared film in your camera, the Lens is focused on a point slightly short of your subject. The procedure is as follows:

1. Focus the lens on your subject.

2. Check the distance given on the Distance Ring and move that distance opposite the Infrared Setting Mark. Next, put a red filter on the Lens and shoot. (The Infrared Setting Mark is the small red dot located next to the Lens Setting Mark. )

* Read the instruction sheet packed with your infrared film carefully because exposure is not determined by subject brightness.
 

10. TAKING FLASH PICTURES

Indoor, nighttime, and outdoor back lighted pictures are best taken with a flash.

To take automatic flash pictures with your Fuji AX, use either the Fuji Auto Strobe 300X or the Fuji Auto Strobe AZ. (Both are exclusive "system accessories" of your Fuji AX).

The Fuji Auto Strobe 300X is a large capacity flash having a guide number of 30 and it has a sub light to assist you to take bounce light pictures. By using this flash you can take perfect bounce light pictures every time, although this type of pictures are generally considered difficult to take with flash. In addition, it will automatically switch the camera's shutter speed to 1/60-sec. as soon as it is fully charged.

The Fujica Auto Strobe AZ has a guide number of 17 and it lets you take automatic flash pictures with the entire range of apertures on your camera lens. This is a highly effective flash for taking pictures of groups of people because it interlocks with the camera's film speed selector and extends the shooting distance when the camera is loaded with high speed film. This flash will also automatically switch the camera's shutter speed to 1/60 -sec. as soon as it is fully charged.

When the camera's Shutter Speed Selector is set to AE both auto flash units will let you take automatic flash pictures as soon as they are fully charged. The camera is capable of non-flash automatic exposure until they are fully charged, so even if the shutter is released by mistake, you will get a correctly exposed picture. You can also take continuous flash pictures in combination with the Auto Winder X.

1. Taking Automatic Flash Pictures with the Fujica Auto Strobe 300X

1. Clip the strobe foot into the camera's accessory shoe.

2. Set the camera's shutter speed selector to AE.

3. Set the Strobe's Distance Selector to either the yellow, green, or red mark. Them marks represent the following shooting distances:

Yellow .......1 - 2.7 m {3.3 - 8.9 ft.)
Green  .......1 - 5.3 m (3.3 - 17.5 ft.)
Red ......... 1.5 - 10.7 m (5 - 35.3 ft.)

4. Set the ISO/ASA speed selector on the strobe back to the number corresponding to the speed of the film you are using.

5. Read off the aperture you need for the color of the mark you selected and set the camera's aperture ring accordingly.4.butkus.org
 
Example: If you are using an ISO/ASA 100 film (Fuji color HR100) and have set the Strobe's Distance Selector to the green mark, the aperture is F5.6 so you'll have to set the camera's aperture to F5.6.

6. Turn on the Strobe Switch.  You can go ahead and shoot as soon as the ready lamp turns on.

7. To take your picture, focus the lens, compose your subject, and press down the shutter release.
 
 

If your subject is standing near a wall, you will get distracting shadows in your picture if you flash it from the front. The situation calls for using bounce light.
The Fujica Auto Strobe 300X has a head that will tilt O - 90ø, and when tilted, it automatically converts into a twin flash having a main (G. No. 25) and a sub (G. No. 6) face to prevent your subject from becoming underexposed.

2. Taking Automatic Flash Pictures with the Fujica Auto Strobe AZ

1. Clip the strobe foot into the camera's accessory shoe.
2. Set the shutter speed to AE or 60X.
 

3. If you are using an X-Fujinon DM lens, set the Strobe's F-number dial to F1.4 (marked in red). If you are using an X-Fujinon lens, set it to the maximum aperture of the lens.

4. You can use any aperture you wish but the shooting distance will differ depending on the aperture and the speed of the film you are using. (Use the accompanying chart as your guide for selecting the aperture).

5. Switch the strobe switch to "AUTO" and shoot as soon as the Ready Lamp turns on.
6. To take your picture, focus the lens, compose your subject, and press down the Shutter Release.

TAKING FLASH PICTURES


 
 
Note: The continuous diagonal lines on the right show the farthest shooting distances and the hyphenated lines on the left show the nearest shooting distances.

Example: ISO/ASA 100 film, F4 .... 0.5 - 4m (1.7 -13.2 ft.) The nearest shooting distance for ISO/ASA 25 and 50 films is 0.5 meter at all apertures.

3. Taking Automatic Flash Pictures with Other Auto-flash Units

Set the Shutter Speed Selector to 1/60 sec. (X sync) and set the Aperture Ring to the specified value. The flash will do the rest to give you correctly exposed pictures. (For details, read the instructions packed with the flash you are using).

4. Other Flash Units

You'll have to find the correct aperture to use by dividing the flash guide number by the distance from flash to subject and set the Aperture Ring accordingly.

Example using an ISO/ASA 100 film (Fujicolor HR100)
Flash guide number (ISO/ASA 100, meters) .....20
Flash to subject distance .....................5m
Since 20 divided by 5 = 4, the correct aperture is F4.

Example using an ISO/ASA 400 film (Fujicolor H R400) The guide number is double that of the ISO/ASA 100 film so 40 divided by 5 = 8 and the correct aperture is F8.

If your computation yields a number which falls between two f-numbers given on the Aperture Ring, set the Ring to the smaller of the two numbers (larger aperture).4.butkus.org

X-Fujinon lens operation and mount adapters

1. CHANGING THE LENS

An advantage of the SLR camera is that it permits you to use many different kinds of lenses, and there are a wide variety of high performance X-fujinon interchangeable lenses of outstanding color compatibility available to you for taking scenic, portraits, snapshots, etc.


 

There are two types:

X-Fujinon DM Lenses {Lenses with an Orange  Mark on the Aperture Scale)

These are capable of full aperture metering and programmed, shutter-preferred, and aperture-preferred automatic exposure.

However, your Fujica AX-3 is provided for full aperture metering and aperture-preferred automatic exposure only. Do not set the Aperture Ring to the orange (diamond) mark.

1. Auto-diaphragm lug
(Stops down the aperture to the preset value just before exposure by the operation of the Aperture Control Lever in the camera body.)


2. Full aperture signal pin

(Having a special built-in resistor for full aperture, it signals the viewfinder indicator and auto strobe circuits in the camera body on contact with a pin in the body.)


3. Aperture keying lug

(It signals the f-number to the camera body, works at 6 degrees intervals per step, and stops the aperture down to minimum when the Aperture Ring is set for the orange  mark.)


4. Lens auto/manual groove

(When a DM lens is mounted, it presses in the auto/manual pin in the camera body to activate the automatic aperture setting circuit, and when the lens is on manual, it activates the circuit for stopping the aperture down to the preset value.)


X-Fujinon Lenses (Lenses without the  Mark on the Aperture Ring)

These can be used for full aperture metering and aperture-preferred automatic exposure but not for programmed and shutter-preferred automatic exposure. They are not provided with functions (2) and (4) of the DM lenses.


3. USING PRAKTICA SCREW-MOUNT FUJINON LENSES

These lenses are mounted on your Fujica AX-3 with the Mount Adapter X-S (optional). The procedure for taking pictures is explained below. For details read the instructions packed with the adapter.

1. Screw the Mount Adapter X-S on the rear end of your lens.

2. Place the red dot on the adapter's rear end against the red dot on the camera's Lens Mount and turn the lens 65ø to the right (clockwise). It will lock into position with a click.

CAMERA CARE

* After you are through shooting, be sure to trip the shutter by pressing down the shutter release button.

* Normally. your camera does not need lubricating. It should never be oiled or taken apart except by a qualified service technician.

* Periodically, dust off your camera and wipe it with clean, lintless cloth. Use an air blower to remove dust and film debris from the interior.

* If you are not using your camera for a long interval, take it out of its case, remove the battery, and store it away from moisture, heat, and dust. The best way to store it is to keep it in a lidded container together with some desiccant, such as silica gel.

* Guard the lens and viewfinder against finger marks and dust. Use an air blower to remove dust.  Finger marks are removed with Fuji Lens cleaning Fluid or Lens Cleaning Paper. Do not touch the mirror because it will damage easily.

* Keep a note of your camera and lens numbers so that you can trace them in cam they go astray.4.butkus.org

* If you are shooting sea-side scenes, carry the camera in a vinyl bag and take it out only when you need it.  After you return home, wipe off salt and sand with a piece of clean, lintless cloth.

* Take your camera to your service technician for its checking about once every two years. It will give you better and longer service.

* On hot days, do not leave your camera in your car or in moist places except temporarily for a very short time.

* In freezing weather, keep it warm by putting it in the case and carrying it inside your wind breaker and take it out only when it is needed.

* Guard against dropping your camera on the floor and do not leave it in direct sunlight.
 

SPECIFICATIONS:

Description:  Automatic exposure 35 mm SLR with focal plane shutter.

Exposure Modes: Aperture-preferred and flash automatic exposure,
                plus manual(1/60 sec).

Picture Size: 24 x 36 mm

Interchangeable Lenses: X-Fujinon DM lenses; X Fujinon lenses; Fujinon lenses (capable of automatic exposure when mounted with the Fujica Mount Adapter X-SI.

Standard Lens: X-Fujinon 1:1.6 f=50 mm DM, 6-component, 6-element.
                EBC X-Fujinon 1:1.6 f=50 mm DM, 6-component, 6-element
                EBC X-Fujinon 1:1.2 f=50 mm DM, 7-component, 7-element.
                X-Fujinon Z 1:3.5 - 4.5 f=43 - 75 mm DM. 7-component,
                7 element.

Lens Mount: Fujica X Mount (bayonet mount) :65' turn: 43.5 mm flange back

Viewfinder: Silvered pentaprism eye level type.

Finder Field of View: 92% vertically and horizontally.

Finder Magnification: .98X (with 50 mm lens set to infinity}

Finder Dioptry: -1.0 diopters, Focusing Three-way
                (split-image, microprism, ground glass screen)

Viewfinder Information: LED shutter speed indication, over and underexposure
                warning, battery check signal.

Finder Information: Pressing the shutter release halfway down to turn on the light metering circuit to read the LED indicator and signals in the viewfinder.

Finder Eyepiece: Construction Built for attaching right angle finder,
                eyesight correction lenses and eyecup

Mirror:  Coated, quick return type.

Automatic Exposure Control: Three-magnet, electronic.

Light Metering: Silicon photocells. center-weighted averaging system.

Light Metering Range: ISO/ASA 100: EV 0 - 19 (F1.4 2 sec -F22 1/1000 sec)

Film Speed Setting: ISO/ASA 12 - 3200,1/3 step, provision for locking.

Exposure Compensation: 1 stop by means of the camera s fractional
                        exposure control

Exposure Memory (AE Lock): Locking the exposure setting by pressing the shutter
                    release halfway down and holding it there.

Depth of Field Preview: Pushbutton

Shutter: Cloth focal plane, electronically controlled from 1/2 second
                        to 1/1000 second in 1/4 steps (digital control;
                        oil less metal.

Shutter Speed Selector Settings: AE, 60 B. OFF.

Power Source: 6V silver-oxide battery (JIS-4G13),Eveready No. 544, Mallory PX28, or  alkaline-manganese battery (Eveready No. 537), battery will last about 6 months.4www.butkus.org

Battery Check: Signal Blinking of a red LED in the viewfinder on the top-side
            left of the shutter speed scale.

Main Switch: The shutter speed selector serves as the main switch.
            It turns on when set to AE, 60X or B and off when switched to Off

Shutter Release: Two-step electromagnetic release; first step activates
                light meter and viewfinder information circuit;
                second step completes exposure provided with cable
                release socket.

Multiple Exposure: By winding the film while pressing in the film
                rewind button.

Self-timer: Electronically controlled; trips shutter in 12 seconds;
            audible signal (beep-beep) keeps you alert until
            shutter trips.

Sync Contact: X contact. 1/60-sec. hot shoe; special contacts for
            exclusive flashes.

Auto-flash System: Automatic flash exposures, automatic shutter speed
                setting with exclusive flashes.

Camera Back: Snaps open when the film rewind crank is pulled out:
             can be removed and replaced with a data back
            (Fujica Photo Recorder, optional! for printing data
            on the film.

Film Loading: Multiple-slit take-up spool for easy loading.

Film Advance: Single-stroke lever on camera top: provision for
                advancing film in small increments 144 degree winding
                angle, 25 degree stand off.

Exposure Counter: Automatic reset, additive; counts backward during
                film rewind, remains still during multiple exposure.

Film Rewind: Rewind button and crank button automatically returns
            to normal position when crank is wound.

Dimensions:  Body: 135x84x48.5 mm (5.4 x 3.4 x 1.9 in.)
            With 1.6/50 mm lens: 135x86x87 mm (5.3x3.4x3.4in.)

Weight Body: 500g (17.5 oz)
            With F2.2/55 mm lens: 645g (22.6 oz.)

Included Accessories: Hard case, carrying strap, lens front cap,
        viewfinder eyepiece cap, rubber lens hood.

Interchangeable Lenses: See list on page 45.

Optional Accessories: Fujica Auto Winder X. Fujica Auto Strobe AZ,
                Fujica Auto Strobe 300X, Fujica Photo Recorder,
                Fujica Mount Adapter X S. Fujica Auto Extension
                Tube X25, Fujica Auto Extension Tube X50,
                Fujica Auto Bellows X, Fujica Slide Copier X. Fujica
                Microscope Adapter X, Fujica Macro Cine Copy X,
               Fujica Reverse Adapter X, Fujica Focusing Rail X,
                Fujica Right angle Finder, Fujica Eyesight
                Correction Lenses, Fujica Eyecup, Fujica Teleconverter 2X.

Fujica Filters: (12 types), Gadget Bags L&S.

Notice: Specifications are subject to change without notice.

Your Fujica AX-1/AX-3/AX-5 has a complete assortment of "system accessories" designed to expand the camera's scope and increase the fun of picture taking.

FUJICA AUTO WINDER X

This compact, lightweight unit is attached to the bottom of your camera to wind the film automatically at a rate of two frames per second so that you can concentrate on your subject and won't miss those decisive moments that can easily be lost forever. It will advance the film continuously while the shutter release is depressed or one frame at a time each time the shutter is tripped. It operates on four penlight batteries and a red LED will turn on while the film is advancing.4.butkus.org

FUJICA PHOTO RECORDER

This data back is interchangeable with the Camera Back and is equipped with a hand-writing pen that is inter linked with a "light pen" for printing in data (up to about 30 letters) in the bottom left corner of the picture. The Camera Back can be easily detached by pushing down the hinge pin.
 

FUJICA RIGHT ANGLE FINDER

An accessory for simplifying viewing when the camera must be held low to the floor or when it is attached to a copying board. It is provided with an eyesight adjustment lens.

FUJICA AUTO EXTENSION TUBE

They are used for taking ultra close-ups and have a tube length of 25mm and 50mm. Combined with a normal lens, the X25 unit provides 1/2-actual-size, and the X50 unit life size, pictures. Exposure setting is easy because it offers full aperture metering and automatic stop down.4.butkus.org

FUJICA AUTO BELLOWS X

Designed for taking ultra-close-ups, it provides 1 - 3X magnification in combination with a 50mm normal lens. It is equipped with an automatic diaphragm to allow you to focus with the aperture wide open. Convenience accessories include a focusing rail and a slide copier.

This is used in combination with the Fujica Auto Bellows X to permit simple, accurate focusing.

Attached to the front end of the Fujica Focusing Rail X, this copier simplifies copying of color and black and white slides as well as roll-film pictures.
 


Attached to a F 1.6 50mm normal lens, it lets you take close-ups of subjects about 32 to 48cm away from the camera lens.4.butkus.org
 


This accessory Is used for copying pictures taken on 8 and 16mm films.
 


 


 


 

SYSTEM ACCESSORIES4.butkus.org

FUJICA FILTERS (12 types)
 
 
Filter  Film type  Uses
SKYLIGHT (1B) Black and White, color Reduces the blue-greenishness in landscape picture.
Used also for lens protection.
UV Black and white, color Ultraviolet absorbing filter. Used also for lens protection.
SY48 Black and white Yellow filter. For landscapes.
S056 Black and white Orange filter. For pictures of mountains and distant landscapes.
SR60 Black and white Red filter. For strong contrast and infrared pictures.
ND4X Black and white color Gray filter. For reducing the light intensity.
LBA-12 Color Color conversion filter for tungsten film.
LBB-12 Color conversion filter for daylight film.
FL-W Color Light balancing filter for shooting in fluorescent light.
PL Black and white, color  Removal of reflections.
CROSS4 Black and white, color For special effects. Contains a cross screen.
MULTI-5 Black and white, color For special effects. Yields multiple images (5) on the same frame.