Fuji 6x9 rangefinders--what types are there?

Discussion in 'Medium Format' started by mark_a._brown, Aug 10, 1997.

  1. Hello folks,

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    This is sort of a corollary to a question posed by
    Phannara Aing earlier this month (hello Phannara!).

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    My local camera shop has a couple of secondhand Fuji
    6x9 rangefinder cameras for sale, both equipped with
    100mm f3.5 lenses. Trouble is that I don't know what
    types they are, or their features/quirks.

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    Can anyone mail a potted summary of 6x9 Fuji
    rangefinders, with the differences between each version?

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    The cameras are attractive to me as I am considering
    entering medium format and want a relatively cheap
    "taster" before deciding whether to commit to more
    heavy/expensive equipment. I mostly work handheld on
    a range of subjects, and rangefinders seem to suit
    portability requirements. These particular cameras
    are going for around 50k yen (= approx. GBP 250, or
    US$430 at present rates of exchange) so seem a good
    way of getting into MF. I don't really like the TLR
    concept, and don't want to haul a studio camera
    around with me.

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    Thanks in advance for any info,
    Mark.

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    Mark Brown
    STA Research Fellow
    National Aerospace Laboratory, Tokyo, Japan.
     
  2. The Fuji Fuji 690 rangefinder is similar to Leica M6. But don4t have a lightmeter. The are best for lanscape, travel, and pictures from small airplanes. But the are fast working cameras for photographers on the run.
     

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