If you’ve been a regular follower of this blog you know that my interests extend beyond just collecting Yashica cameras. One of my passions is collecting still “new in the box” 35mm cameras from the Fuji Photo Film Company – both Fuji and Fujifilm branded 35mm compact camera sets.
Today in my camera shop I’m happy to make available this wonderful Fuji set originally sold through Ritz Camera here in the US. (original sales receipt included)
The Fuji Discovery Mini Dual Date 35mm compact point & shoot camera is one of my favorites – it features a simple button that switches between a 28mm wide-angle Fujinon lens to a more normal focal length 45mm lens. Even the viewfinder switches to show the different view with the lens. Like most of the sets I offer, this one is completely new and in mint condition and has been fully tested with fresh batteries (included).
You’ll get everything pictured here – I’ve kept the original Fujifilm color film that came with the kit (expired) and the original CR123 lithium battery (likely expired) but I’ve added a brand new lithium battery as well as a new Sony button battery for the date/time functions. (which have been set)
The camera is a beauty and with all of its features, it qualifies as a modern classic in my book. The Fujinon f3.5 28mm wide-angle lens is fast and sharp and the f5.5 45mm lens is a perfect normal lens for general photography. I’ve used this model in the past and the 28mm lens and autofocus and autoexposure make it a great street camera capable of some nice candids while roaming the streets (use Neopan 100 for some great mood shots).
The camera is based on the Fuji Cardia Travel Mini Dual – P that sells in Japan – the US model dropped the panorama mode otherwise they’re the same.
- 28/45mm Motorized Dual Lens
- Drop-in Film Loading
- Film Prewinding
- Auto Focus
- Auto Flash with 3 Modes
- Date or Time Printing Capability
- Close-ups to 18 inches
- Landscape Button
This fun to use set will come with a genuine Fuji custom camera case, a lens cleaning kit, a photography guide booklet by Fuji, a Fuji photo album, a roll of Fujifilm and the batteries. It’s ready to go right out of the box! Guaranteed!
The date and time functions have been set and I’ve installed a new Sony button battery.
It can be purchased directly here by clicking on the payment button – this set will ship FOR FREE in the USA and I’ll ship it worldwide with a few exceptions. Please ask for a shipping quote first.
More details can be found at http://www.ccstudio2380.com and of course, it can be purchased directly from there too.
Fuji Discovery Mini Dual Date 35mm Compact Camera Outfit
Complete Fuji Discovery 35mm compact camera outfit - made in Japan in late 1990. This kit is a Ritz Camera special and comes with everything pictured. It's ready to shoot with right out of the box! Guaranteed! It's getting super hard to find camera sets like this that are still considered new and unused. It's the best way to experience 35mm film photography and not break the bank. This set mails to the USA FOR FREE - worldwide shipping available... please ask for a quote.
Thanks for looking! Chris
It’s easy to forget that at one time getting the right amount of light on your subject was no easy task…
Every one of us with a smartphone carries around a powerful “photo machine” in our pockets or purses. Not that long ago, well really a long time ago now when you think about it, these monsters were the epitome of high tech flash units and cameras in the 1950s and 1960s.
Yashica Mat EM – 1964
Pictured above are a fully functional Yashica-Mat EM and Yashica PRO 40 Quick-Lite electronic flash. This was “as-simple-as-it-gets” with a medium format camera in that era. The EM has a built-in exposure meter (not a thru-the-lens type) and the PRO 40 was a straight forward light machine. Both units together with the 8 AA batteries and a roll of 120 film weigh in at nearly 4 pounds! Yikes!
A close-up view of the exposure meter and scales on the Yashica Mat EM.
Going even further back in time, this Yashica Flex S is mated with a Minicam flash unit.
Yashica Flex S – 1956 with Minicam flash. Powered by two “D” cell batteries.
The Yashica Flex model S also has a built-in selenium cell light meter made by Sekonic (that little thingy attached to the side of the camera). The cells are located behind the nameplate flap which can be opened to gather more light in low-light situations.
The attached light meter made by Sekonic for Yashica. Here pictured on a Yashica AS-II camera.
The Minicam flash advertised itself as “sunlight at night”! If you can remember back to the days that these types of flash units were used you can agree – they did make “sunlight at night” as you were often blinded for quite some time afterward.
Thanks for stopping by and be sure to visit my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com for some great vintage cameras and photo gear. – Chris
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