Return to my first Camera – Fujica MF
Today I’m revisiting the first camera I ever shot a picture on – the Fujica MF. This camera was made in the 80’s as an affordable point-and-shoot with fixed aperture (approximated 42mm /f.8 according to this source) and shutter, which I estimate to around 1/90. Growing up, this camera was lent to me by my father as mentioned in my article “A brief history of my cameras“, something that might have been the first seed planted, influenced me to pursue photography in the extend I’m doing now.
About 20 years later, I decided to revisit this first camera-experience by loading up the Fujica MF with some FujiFilm Superia 200 and head out to see how it performs. All photos were scanned with a Canon Pixma MG5750 from prints made with Fuji Frontier 570, with some slight adjustments made in Adobe Lightroom.
Despite its age, this camera is still holding up. The fixed lens and shutter makes it far from suitable for situations that’s very low- or highly light, but as a daily driver in the coat pocket, I see no problems. With its fixed settings, there’s no room for manual settings or adjustments. It leaks a bit of light, closest focus is about 1 meter, and with no sharpness when “focusing” at infinity (as seen in picture #4). Regarding how the pictures turn out, Lomographers out there, this is what you want.