Fujica Camera, Lenses, filters, etc. seeking info

Discussion in 'Fuji' started by Julian, Nov 14, 2004.

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    Julian Guest

    I have a Fujica AX-3 camera and several lenses. I'm unable to find any
    information on the value or quality of this model of camera, lenses,
    or accessories. Does anyone know anything about this model camera? If
    anyone can give me information (value, quality, opinion) on any of the
    camera, lenses and accessories it would be great. I have a Sigma
    80-200mm F/3.5~4 lens, Hoya HIMC 49mm Skylight[1B], Hoya HMC 49mm
    UV(0), Kalimar Skylight 49MM (1A), Sigma Achromatic Macro Lens, Hoya
    49mm PL, Fujica Teleconverter 2X, Fujica X25, 3- Cokin Cromofilter SA
    (A 056, A 005. A 198), Fujica AutoStrob AZ, Fujica AutoWinder X, and a
    Minetta. Thank you, Julian
     
    Julian, Nov 14, 2004
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    Mike King Guest

    Fuji cameras in general were very good but they have been out of 35mm for a
    while now, and it looks like they are now getting out of medium format as
    well. It's worth what you can get for it (I wouldn't offer much unless I
    wanted backup for an existing Fujica system)and beware that parts and
    accessories are hard to find and repairs are problematic and would require
    that the serviceman have a donor camera for parts.
     
    Mike King, Nov 15, 2004
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    Bob Monaghan Guest

    Bob Monaghan, Nov 15, 2004
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    Chrlz Guest

    Used to own one - damn fine camera and exceptional value for their
    features at the time. Fujinon lenses were particularly good - the
    f1.6/50 was just a lovely lens - in fact if I still had it I would
    keep it now..!

    But the Fujica SLR's were underrated and only had a small cult
    following, so I'm not sure if they will atrract much attention on the
    market and I have no idea what you could ask for it. In my opinion,
    it is easily the equal of any of the similarly featured
    Pentax/Minolta-ish marques, but as the other responder mentioned,
    spare parts would be much harder to find so it would be a riskier
    purchase. Plus, IIRC, the Fujica mount system was not compatible with
    other more common mounts, altho there was an adapter for pentax
    screw-mounts..

    http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/companies/canon/fdresources/SLRs/a1/html/ax5.htm

    http://www.butkus.org/chinon/fujica_ax-3/fujica_ax-3.htm
     
    Chrlz, Nov 16, 2004
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