Fuji Pet 35 – 35mm version of the hyper-popular Fujipet
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Fuji Photo Film Fujipet
Medium format 120 roll film camera
Shoots a 6×6 cm negative
Cute little Pet in gray!
And his cousin – Fuji Photo Film Fuji Pet 35 – the more refined Pet that shoots 35mm film vice 120 roll film.
These are fun to use film cameras that produce exceptionally nice (and unique) looking images.
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Fuji Photo Film Company, Limited, Tokyo Japan
Fuji Pet 35 – 1959
Fuji Photo Film Company’s Pet 35 was introduced in 1959. As best as we can tell, the Pet was only available in the home market. Few nice examples exist today and even fewer with their original leather case.
Here’s an example of a very popular camera for Fuji during the late 1950s and early 1960s.
If you run across a nice Fuji Pet 35 don’t pass it by. They are very much a real 35mm camera with excellent qualities – a glass lens with selectable apertures and adjustable focus. We haven’t run a roll of film through it yet but it’s on our list.
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S9900W
From 1959, Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd. follow-up to their widely popular Fujipet 120 film camera. The Pet 35 took advantage of the growing popularity of 35mm photography – plus it’s a great way to sell more film!
The Pet 35 was way more sophisticated than the Fujipet – but retained the funky charm and quirkiness of the original. Since the Pet 35 is not a common camera, we’ve presented a visual tour of our almost mint condition Pet 35.
Original set as found. We have the leather case too.
The lens is a Fujinar-K 3 element glass lens – 45mm with a maximum aperture of f/3.5 with closest focussing to 0.5 meters.
The lever to the right of the lens cocks the shutter and the left lever trips the Copal B leaf shutter.
The Copal shutter features speeds of B, 1/25, 1/50, 1/100 and 1/200 of a second.
In keeping with the funky design – two oversized knobs that left no doubt on how to operate them.
The body is dark gray on this Pet 35.
Outer ring is the focus adjustment, next is the shutter speed selector and finally the aperture settings.
The original Pet 35 lens cap.
Nicely detailed and finished.
Early 1960s Fuji Film Neopan SS – ASA 100. How about film for only ¥190!
Original selling price was ¥3,400 – the leather case sold for ¥700 and a soft case was available for ¥350
Original sales brochure specs.
The viewfinder is bright and clear – and big for such a small camera.
ASA reminder scale and film back release.
The Pet 35 is far from being a ‘toy camera’ as its build quality is quite high. No foam or yarn light seals to fail – the metal film door fit tightly into the body to seal out light.
Gotta love the Fuji Film stickers inside!
Thanks so much for your visit – we hope that you enjoyed our tour of this fantastic Fuji!
Studio Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S9900W
Chris & Carol ^.^