The original Fuji Half of 1963 was such a well-designed camera that Fuji
made two variations -- the Fuji Drive and the Fuji Half 1.9. The Fuji
Drive appeared in 1964 and used the same body as the original and had the
same features. But, the Fuji Drive added a spring motor drive. For
picture-taking, the camera could be used in full automatic or manual exposure
with the selenium meter. For auto-exposure the shutter speed dial and
f-stop dial each have a "A" setting. In auto-mode the shutter speed
and f-stop are set in a programmed sequence from f2.8 at 1/30 to f22 at 1/300.
Film speeds of 12 to 200. There is a needle readout in the viewfinder
to indicate the automatic settings. The lens is a 28mm (f2.8 - 22)
with close-focusing to 2 feet. It takes 22mm filters. The shutter speeds
can be set to B, 1/30, 1/60, 1/125, and 1/300 second. The spring motor drive
provides about 20 exposures per full winding. The camera also has a
cold shoe for flash, self-timer, tripod socket, cable release socket and
PC contact built-in. What more could you ask for? The Fuji Drive
might just be the only programmed auto-exposure camera with a motor drive
that doesn't need a battery!
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