domingo, 25 de junho de 2017

Fujica GER (1973)

Fujica GER (1973)

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The Fujica GER was a typical 1970s rangefinder camera. It had a 38mm/f2.8 lens and a CdS-controlled electromagnetical shutter with a good range of speeds from 2 sec. to 1/800 sec.. Flash photography was simplified by means of the guide number selector of the camera.

Fonte: Camerapedia

The exposure value of a metered scene can be locked by holding the shutter button half down, then re-framing the photo. This is very useful for backlit situations. Half pressing the shutter lights a small orange LED inside the viewfinder (as well as a red LED on the top plate), indicating that everything is ready and OK to take the photo. If the LED remains illuminated, the shutter speed is less than 1/30 of a second.

Battery test
Slightly press the shutter button when in the “A” position. A red LED in front of the hot shoe lights (and orange LED inside the viewfinder). Without batteries it is not possible to use this camera. The wind lever seems to be used as a switch.

The frame lines represent the infinity and the other lines match with a distance of 1.5m. On the left is a flash symbol, this illuminates if the exposure requires a shutter speed less than 1/30 of a second. (flashgun or tripod required). The viewfinder is very slightly purple. The window rangefinder is yellow.

Flash Guide Number Ring
This is the worst part of this camera; it should be the aperture ring! The ring is marked:
GN m(metric) 8,9,16,18,28,40,56 (and “A” for auto). These represent flash guide numbers, WIKI tells us:
The guide number represents an exposure constant for a flash unit. For example, a guide number of 80 feet at ISO 100 means that a target 20 feet away will be correctly illuminated with an aperture of f/4 (80 = 20 × 4) using a sensitivity of ISO 100. So, if you wish to use a flashgun, you will need to know its power output as a guide number. You will then be able to set the GER’s number ring on the correct number to match the lens angle (38mm)\film speed\subject distance to give you a correct expose.

Fonte: chrisg35mm


With the flash guide number ring set on “A” the GER exposure is a fully automatic. The Cds cell, (small eye in front of the lens), ensures automatic adjustment from 4 seconds at f/2.8 up to 1/800 per sec at f/13 for a film sensitivity of 100 ASA. The Cds cell controls the Seiko ESB electronic shutter, which provides shutter speeds from 4 seconds to 1/800 per sec.
The shutter/aperture is made by two blades in shaped-V with curved edges. With the release, the shape of the hole is variable depending on the value of the aperture.
It is a circle (aperture at 2.8 from 4 seconds to 1/30) to a square with the curved edges in decreasing sizes from f/2.8 to f/13. Once the exposure time is reached the two shutter blades close. All this is controlled by innovative electronics, which has the merit of reducing the number of moving parts. In the viewfinder, when the pressure on the shutter button is, an orange LED (on the right) briefly lights up, indicating that everything is ready for a good shot. If this LED remains illuminated, it means that the shutter speed will be slow, too slow for a photo without a flash or tripod. The slower shutter speeds are below the 1/30 of a second, then a tripod or flashgun will be required.

Fonte: chrisg35mm


A minha tem o n.º de série 5095068

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2 PC640A batteries or 2 LR44 batteries (with adaptter)

FujiColor C200/24

Fotografias tiradas com esta máquina
Fujica GER (1973) - sample 1
Fujica GER (1973) - sample 2


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