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Two favorites – Fujica GW690 Professional 6×9 and my Fujifilm FinePix S9900W. Yes, that Fujica is that big!

Uses 120 or 220 roll film and takes an impressive 6x9cm image!
The FinePix has an impressive 50x zoom lens!

Thanks for stopping by and have an awesome day! – Chris

Comments are always welcomed as I’ve learned quite a bit from reader feedback. As always, thanks for stopping by, and while you’re at it, feel free to visit my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com (CC Design Studios hosted by Etsy). – Chris Whelan

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Night and day different

Fuji Photo Film Company Fujica GW690 on the left and Fujifilm FinePix S9900W on the right.
A 6×9 cm film camera from the 1970s.

Thanks for stopping by! – Chris

Comments are always welcomed as I’ve learned quite a bit from reader feedback. As always, thanks for stopping by, and while you’re at it, feel free to visit my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com (CC Design Studios hosted by Etsy). – Chris Whelan

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Dreaming of my Fuji…

The Fujica GW690 (large) medium-format film camera by Fuji. It’s the largest 120/220 roll film camera in my collection and let me tell you, it’s a beast! It boasts an EBC Fujinon f3.5 90mm fixed lens that goes far and above any other film camera I’ve ever used. Check out this unedited image below – the detail that can be captured on a 6x9cm frame of film is amazing.

Fujifilm Neopan Acros 100 film.
I love the look of Neopan Acros 100 film and its ability to capture the finest details.
I love the statement – “Light Weight and Compact”. I’m not quite sure that 6x9cm is considered to be a large format camera but who am I to argue with the gang at Fuji Photo Film marketing.

If you’ve never heard about this camera I highly recommend you take a stroll through the various online selling sites and check out this wonderful camera. There are “millions” of them out there so it’s not a difficult camera to chase down. I don’t ever see myself selling this camera as I originally purchased it from Japan at a great price and I love using it (although it’s been a long time). Be sure to check out my previous posts about this camera in the links below. Thanks for stopping by and I hope I’ve encouraged you to take a peek at these online. – Chris

Comments are always welcomed as I’ve learned quite a bit from reader feedback. As always, thanks for stopping by and, while you’re at it, feel free to visit my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com (CC Design Studios hosted by Etsy). – Chris Whelan

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Canon pictures Fujifilm

Fujifilm X-A10 mirrorless camera.

The first image taken with my new Canon RF 50mm f1.8 STM lens at closest focus. The lens is super lightweight and at f3.2 in the picture above quite pleasing. My Canon EOS R was set at full auto and there’s no post-production of the image. It’s just a bit underexposed.

Thanks for stopping by! – Chris

Comments are always welcomed as I’ve learned quite a bit from reader feedback. As always, thanks for stopping by and, while you’re at it, feel free to visit my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com (CC Design Studios hosted by Etsy). – Chris Whelan

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beautiful blossom

Christmas cactus blossom.

Camera – Fujifilm X-A10 Mirrorless Digital Camera w/ Fujinon Aspherical Lens Super EBC XC 16-50mm f3.5-5.6 OIS II Lens

One focus spot. I love the subtle colors and soft focus.

I’ve owned this camera and lens set for about four years and use it almost exclusively in my studio for product pictures for listing in my online camera shops (Etsy, Mercari, eBay). It’s not a very expensive set (then and now) and one of the benefits is it is super lightweight (521 grams with lens) and is easy to hold with one hand. At 16 megapixels it’s plenty powerful (APS-C sensor) and has a 3-inch color LCD screen. Of course, it features interchangeable lenses so it’s easy to upgrade its capabilities.

Thanks for stopping by! – Chris

Comments are always welcomed as I’ve learned quite a bit from reader feedback. As always, thanks for stopping by and while you’re at it, feel free to visit my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com (CC Design Studios hosted by Etsy). – Chris Whelan

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Fuji K-28

Fujifilm Fuji “Construction” camera.

Sealed against moisture and dirt and features a sharp 28mm Fujinon lens.

Part of the heavy-duty series of 35mm cameras from Fujifilm.

Released in 1991.

If you can find one of these unique cameras from Fujifilm by all means get it. It’s a fun little camera to “explore” with its bank vault-like construction. Thanks for stopping by and have an awesome day! – Chris

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Christmas Cactus 2021 – first blossoms

Camera – Fujifilm FinePix S9900W.
Camera – Canon EOS 7D with Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM macro zoom lens.

This is the earliest it has ever bloomed. Thanks for stopping by! – Chris

Comments are always welcomed as I’ve learned quite a bit from reader feedback. As always, thanks for stopping by and while you’re at it, feel free to visit my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com (CC Design Studios hosted by Etsy). – Chris Whelan

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wordless wednesday

Camera – Fujifilm FinePix S9900W
Camera – Canon EOS 7D

Comments are always welcomed as I’ve learned quite a bit from reader feedback. As always, thanks for stopping by and while you’re at it, feel free to visit my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com (CC Design Studios hosted by Etsy). – Chris Whelan

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Fujicaflex – Superman as a TLR!

Certainly a tough but worthy camera to chase. As of today, there are only two for sale on eBay and both are in Japan.

Heavy metal!
An example of a complete set. This wasn’t my camera but it was the same seller that sold me mine (from Thailand).

If Superman was disguised as a TLR he’d be the Fijicaflex by Fuji Photo Film Company. Thanks for stopping by! – Chris

Comments are always welcomed as I’ve learned quite a bit from reader feedback. As always, thanks for stopping by and while you’re at it, feel free to visit my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com (CC Design Studios hosted by Etsy). – Chris Whelan

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Happy SUNday! – Classic Digitals

Happy Sunday everybody! Yes, you read that right, classic digitals. I find collecting these early compact digital cameras a fun endeavor. But too much of a good thing can be overwhelming. So, it’s time to let a few go by putting them in my online camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com

From 2010, here’s a sharp ultracompact digital from Fujifilm. The FinePix JX250 features a true 14-megapixels of image quality and a super sharp glass Fujinon 5x zoom lens.
In the studio.
An original boxed set is included with this slightly used camera.
No post production image of my model kitty. Fujifilm FinePix JX250.

The Kyocera Finecam S5R is and was a pretty sophisticated digital when it was released in mid-2004 at an opening price of a whopping $499.99! The Kyocera lens is a 7 element in 6 groups design and has a 35mm equivalent range of 35-105mm. It feature Kyocera’s new “RTUNE” Image Processing Technology. It’s also capable of up to 3fps in full auto mode. More can be found at https://americas.kyocera.com/press-releases/press-releases_20150319896.htm

Kyocera Finecam S5R with a sharp glass Kyocera 3x zoom lens and a rugged stainless steel outer case (the body).
See cat picture below.
Totally unretouched. As it was recorded by the Finecam S5R. Not bad for 5MP.
The complete boxed set as it came from the factory. Everything is in mint unused condition except for the box which shows considerable shelf wear. It even comes with the original Panasonic 16MB SD card and Adobe Photoshop Album CD!

Thanks for stopping by and as always, have a beautiful day!

Comments are always welcomed as I’ve learned quite a bit from reader feedback. As always, thanks for stopping by and while you’re at it, feel free to visit my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com (CC Design Studios hosted by Etsy). – Chris Whelan

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