Lomopedia: Fujica Drive

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What makes a half-frame camera a true winner? Read more about the Fujica Drive to find out!

Images via Rick Drawbridge on Photo Net, and Mauricio Sapata on Picture Noise

Fuji still fuels our passion for film photography with their dependable 35mm and instant films that are steadily available in the market but aside from that, they also helped in manufacturing dependable cameras. Meet the Fujica Drive – a compact 35mm half-frame camera that makes 36 shots look like a quick walk in the park.

The Fujica Drive can bag the “Feature Rich” award if there was any as long as half-frame cameras are concerned. This compact camera is solid in build and features a Selenium cell meter for exposures. One of the features that made the Fujica Drive a winner is the winding capability that allows you to shoot 18 consecutive shots in one winding. This made the Fujica Drive an easy choice for action shots where speed is of utmost importance.

The laid-back look of the Fujica Drive makes it a discreet shooting companion for the discerning street photographer. And with 72 shots to spare, any photographer will surely have a good time snapping away with the Fujica Drive. That’s 72 quality half-frame shots in one 36-exposure roll.

Fujica Drive Technical Specifications:

  • Picture size: 12 × 18mm, 72 pictures from a standard 135/36 film
  • Lens: Fujinon 28mm f/2.8, 5 elements, coated, filter thread 22.5mm
  • Lens Mount: Fixed
  • Exposure: Auto with manual setting
  • Meter: Selenium Cell
  • Shutter: Seikosha-L, 4 speed + Bulb
  • Shutter Speeds: 1/30, 1/60, 1/125, 1/300 and Bulb

Here are some sample Fujica Drive photos from our community members:

Credits: wcastricum, vym29 & eldritch

All information used in this article were sourced from Picture Noise blog, Rick Drawbridge on Photo Net, Rangefinder Forum, and Camerpedia.

written by cheeo on 2014-07-02 in #reviews

One Comment

  1. dcs1000wordsphotography
    dcs1000wordsphotography ·

    I love it! Do you know anyone who would be willing to sell/is selling a working Drive? It would be much appreciated, as eBay results are severely limited

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