Occasionally we can get off track here on the ‘Fanatic’… well more often than not. Here’s a quick post about a rather rare camera on this side of the world.
The Fujipet!!! フジペット By Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
Some have classified it as a toy camera as it is made very simply with lightweight materials and a plastic lens. In Japan (we believe the only market where it was sold) it was designed for use by children, “adult” women and beginners. At only ¥1950 it was inexpensive even by today’s standards. In our opinion here on the ‘Fanatic’, the Fujipet was no more a toy camera then the extremely simple and very popular Kodak Instamatic series of cameras.
The Fujipet is a true 6 x 6 cm medium format camera using 120 roll film.
We will be running a roll of 120 film through soon… stay tuned!
Many thanks, Chris and Carol