Fujica ST701
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Part 1, Fundamentals... 2

Names and Functions of Parts . .3

Special Features .......................9

Basic Steps.........................11

2. Battery Insertion ....................17

3. Film Loading ....................... 20

4. Setting the Film Speed ............... 24

5. Setting the Shutter Speed ............. 26

6 Focus the Lens and Frame Your Picture . .28

7. Correct Exposure .................... 31

8. Holding the Camera and Releasing the Shutter .... 33

9. Rewinding Film and Unloading Film .....36

Part 2, Advanced Techniques ....40

    1. Changing the Lens ...................41

    2. How the Exposure Meter Operates ... ..46

    3. Exposure Correction ................. 52

    4. Utilizing the Lens Depth of Field ....... 57

    5. Using the Self Timer ................. 61

    6. Infrared Photography ................ 63

    7. Flash Synchronization Shooting ........ 64

    8. Accessories for the FUJICA ST701 ...... 68

    9. Care and Storage of your FUJICA ST701.. 78

    10. Specifications ...................... 80


(1) Shutter Speed Mark (red dot)

(2) Shutter Speed Selector Dial

(3) Film ASA Speed Indicator Window

(4) Shutter Release Button / Provided with socket for cable release.

(5) Film Counter / Additive type, automatically resets

(6) Film Advance Lever

(7) Neck strap Eyelet

(8) Self-timer Start Button,

(9) Self-timer Set Lever / The shutter is activated in 8 ~ 10 seconds.

(10) Combination Exposure Meter Switch-Aperture Selector Button

(11) Film Plane Mark4.butkus.org

(12) Combination Rewind Crank - Camera Back Lock

(13) Mercury Battery Chamber / Insert the mercury batteries for powering the camera Electric Eye System.

(14) Lens Mounting Screw / Practice screw moment

(15) Aperture Selector Ring

(16) Depth of Field Indicator

(17) Aperture Distance Mark

(18) Distance Scale

(19) Focusing Ring

(20) FP Contact Socket

(21) X Contact Socket

(22) Taking Lens

(23) Viewfinder Eyepiece / Designed for attaching the Eye Cup and Accessory Shoe, etc.

(24) Accessory Shoe Guide Pin

(25) A Guide Rail,

(26) Film Rail / The film is passed over the Film Rail and the edges go between the Guide Rail.

(27) Film Rewind Spindle

(28) Film Chamber

(29) Film Rewind Button

(30) Tripod Socket

(31) Sprocket Wheel / The film perforations are engaged with the sprocket teeth to advance the film.

(32) Take-up Spool ) Camera Back Pressure Plate


1. Improved Through-The-Lens Exposure Meter

The exposure meter of the FUJICA ST701 consists of 2 Silicon photocell light receptors located on either side of the viewfinder eyepiece, which are connected to an PET (Field Effect Transistor) circuit and are coupled with the shutter and diaphragm. It measures the average light intensity which falls on the entire surface of the focusing glass. In other words, it measures the light that has passed through the lens and will actually reach the film.4.butkus.org

Its special features are: high sensitivity, complete accuracy, instantaneous response, and a spectral sensitivity close to that of color film. Other merits are its compatibility with any lens that can be mounted on the camera, and elimination of the necessity of making exposure corrections in taking close-ups and in shooting with a filter on the lens because the light that has passed through the selected aperture is the light that is measured.

2. World Renowned FUJINON Lens

The interchangeable lenses of the FUJICA ST701 are widely known for their superb color definition and perfect corner-to-corner picture sharpness and clarity.

3. A Complete Camera System in Itself

A wide range of interchangeable lenses, accessories, and its improved through-the-lens exposure meter make the FUJICA ST701 a complete camera system itself capable of handling any picture-taking situation and subject.

1. Load the Film

Pull the Combination Film Rewind Crank - Back Cover Lock fully until the Camera Back automatically snaps open. Next, load the film cartridge into the Film Chamber and insert the film into the slot of the Take-up Spool.


3. Set the Frame Counter to 1 (the first black dot before the number 2)


The odd numbers of the frame counter are represented by black dots. Wind the Film Advance Lever and press the Shutter Release Button. Do this twice, and on the 3rd winding, the first black dot will move opposite the white dot (starting mark).


4. Set the Shutter Speed 

Selector Dial Turn the Shutter Speed Selector Dial to the speed desired. I f you are shooting out of doors, the shutter speed will be either 1/125 sec. or 1/250 sec. If you are shooting indoors, it will be 1/30 sec. or 1/60 sec.

5. Focus the Lens and Frame Your Picture

Look through the Viewfinder Eyepiece and turn the Focusing Ring until the image in the microprism center spot appears sharp and clear. Now, frame your picture.


6. Set the Exposure

Press the Combination Exposure Meter Switch - Aperture Selector Button with the finger to activate the exposure meter needle in the viewfinder, and turn the Aperture Selector Ring until the needle moves into the center of the indentation. You can also set the aperture first then adjust the needle by turning the Shutter Speed Selector Dial. The aperture will return to wide open again as you release the switch.

7. Press the Shutter Release Button

Hold camera steady to prevent shake and gently press the Shutter Release Button.

8. Rewind the Film

After you have exposed the entire roll of film, press the Film Rewind Button, erect the Film Rewind Crank, and turn it in the direction pointed by the arrow and wind the film back into the cartridge, until you feel tension released. Next, lift the Back Cover Lock fully up until the camera back snaps open. Now, remove the cartridge


1. Open the Cover

Insert a coin into the slot of the Mercury Battery Chamber Cover located on the upper left side of the body and turn it counter-clockwise.

2. Load the Batteries

Insert two mercury batteries, one on top of the other, into the battery chamber with the plus sides (+) facing down and close the cover.


3. Check the Batteries

Turn the Shutter Speed Selector Dial (2) to B and set the Aperture Selector Ring (15) to wide open (1.8). Now, point the camera toward light, look through the viewfinder and press the Exposure Meter Switch (30) . If the needle swings upward, the batteries have been inserted properly and are functioning correctly.

The mercury batteries will normally last for 1 year.  (webmaster: see the following site on information about the no longer available mercury batteries)  My site: battery replacement information.     Another site in the U.K. containing Fujica information


If you are not using the camera for a long while, remove the batteries and keep them where it is dry.

Be sure to wipe both ends of the batteries clean with a piece of cloth before loading. Poor contact may result if the ends are unclean.


* If you are buying new batteries, be sure to specify 1.3V Mallory RM-400R or Eveready E-400 (see note above)4.butkus.org

1. Open the Camera Back Lift the Combination Film Rewind Crank - Camera Back Lock (12) fully up until the Camera Back (33), automatically snaps open.

2. Load the Film

Insert the cartridge into the Film Chamber (28) with the spool head (projection) pointing to the bottom of the camera, push down the Combination Film Rewind Crank - Camera Back Lock (12) to engage the Film Rewind Spindle (27) with the film spool. Pull out the trimmed end of the film and insert it down to the bottom end into the slot of the Take-up Spool (32).


3. Close the Camera Back

Wind the film a little with the Film Advance Lever (6) and engage the perforations on both edges of the film with the sprocket teeth. Be sure the film is properly inserted between the Guide Rail (25) . Now, press down the Camera Back until it closes tightly with a click

* If the Film Rewind Crank turns in the opposite direction of the arrow as you wind the Film Advance Lever, (6), it means the film has been loaded properly.

* The odd numbers of the Film Counter (5) are represented by black dots.

* To allow you to take quick shots in succession, the Film Advance Lever (6) will be back with a slight latitude. Press it all the way back after you have finished shooting.

4. Set the Frame Counter (5) to 1 (the first black dot before the number 2)

Wind the Film Advance Lever (6) all the way to the right and press the Shutter Release Button (4). Do this twice, and on the third winding the first black dot before the number 2 will move opposite the white dot


Lift the top of the Shutter Speed Selector Dial (2) and turn it to the left or right until the film speed number in the window shows opposite the black dot on the Film ASA Speed Indicator Window (3). If the Shutter Speed Dial is set at 1000, the dial will not turn counter-clockwise. If it is set at B. it will not turn clockwise. Be sure to turn it in the appropriate directions.

The calibrations between the ASA numbers represent the following numbers: (1)

* If you are using a film marked for DIN speed, refer to the following conversion table. (11)

* Be sure to set the film ASA speed before setting the shutter speed, otherwise the selected shutter speed will move out of position while you are turning the dial.

The letter B and the numbers 1, 2 - 1000 on the Shutter Speed Selector Dial represent "bulb", 1 sec., l/2 sec. etc. up to 1/1000 sec. They indicate the length of time the film will be exposed to light.

This camera allows you to set exposure either by the shutter speed or by the size of the lens opening. However, it is best to set the shutter speed first. For example, the shutter speed would be from l/125 to l/250 sec. if you are shooting outdoors, or from l/30 sec. to l /60 sec., if you are shooting indoors.


To set the shutter speed, first turn the Shutter Speed Selector Dial while pressing down on it slightly and set the number you want opposite the red dot on the camera body.

* Use B (bulb) if the exposure will take 2 seconds or longer.

* There are no intermediate settings between the numbers indicated on the dial.

* 60 is marked in red to remind you that it is the speed used for shooting with electronic flash.
* Each shutter speed is either one-half or twice the speed of the shutter speed next to it.4.butkus.org

1. Focus the Lens

Look through the Viewfinder and point the camera so that the main subject of your picture falls in the microprism center spot of the viewfinder. Turn the Focusing Ring ~ to the right or left until the image in the center spot appears sharp and clear. (The grainy spots in the microprism center will disappear and the image will appear sharp and crisp when the lens is correctly focused.)

2. Frame Your Picture

The Viewfinder will let you see 90% of the entire view that will register on your film so that you can go ahead and use the whole length and width of the area in the Viewfinder to frame your picture.

* Eyesight Adjustment Lens

The Viewfinder is provided with an eyepiece for those with normal vision. If you are near sighted or far sighted, be sure to use an Eyesight Adjustment Lens, otherwise it will be extremely difficult for you to focus the lens precisely. Four different Eyesight Adjustment Lenses are supplied as optional accessories: +2, +0.5,-2.5 and -4 dioptor,