A true classic from Fuji Photo Film Company. Have you ever thought about trying this camera? You won’t be disappointed. Chris
Chasing Classic Cameras with Chris
The Fujica GW690 Professional from Fuji Photo Film Company – November 1978. It’s a rather hefty medium format 120/220 roll film camera capable of producing images at an amazingly large 6 x 9 cm.
Loaded with Fujifilm Neopan 100 Acros.
Its original list price was ¥143,500. The camera features a non-interchangeable EBC Fujinon 90mm f/3.5 lens (5 elements in 5 groups) and a Seiko #0 leaf shutter with settings for T, 1-1/500 second. It weighs “just” 1,430 grams. No batteries needed as there is no built-in exposure meter. Simply focus the easy to use rangefinder, meter via a handheld meter (or phone app), set your aperture and shutter speed and you’re good to go. By the way, this beast produces 8 super sharp images so you can eat through a roll of 120 film in a hurry.
Original sales brochure – 1978.
Released in 1985, the now Fuji GW690II in…
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One of my favorite cameras-I got some sensational results with it
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I wish I had more time to go out and about with mine. I love the looks you get while using it like people can’t believe it’s a real camera. Chris