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Fuji Natura Classica: My Moonlight Fairy

Fuji Natura Classica, my super sweet moonlight fairy, let you take the perfect shots having the best ensured results with the use of minimum effort. It’s the perfect girl for you if you’re not a Lomographer looking for “accidents” or unexpected results!

I met Fuji Natura Classica , my moonlight fairy, in a shop at Hokkaido 2 years ago. I fell in love with her at the first sight, and she came back to Hong Kong with me after the trip. She is so easy-going and lovely that all my friends love her too!

Being truly handy and compact, and with her lens well protected inside the camera body when not in use, you can just put it in your bag and take it everywhere you go without worrying that the lens will be scratched or damaged even if you’re not using a camera case. With 5 exposure modes including slow-shutter, red-eye reduction, self-timer, remote control and landscape for you to choose from, being able to zoom in and having a pop-up flash that you could just activate and disable it with a simple click, it’s obvious that taking a photo is just as simple as point-and-shoot! All the focusing work and adjustment of aperture and shutter speed settings are done by this moonlight fairy automatically, and all we need to take care of in the whole process is the composition of the picture itself!

Being able to focus objects as close as 0.4m, it demonstrates shallow depth of field when shooting close-ups.

When Fuji Natura Classica is used together with its perfect partner, Fuji Natura 1600, NP (Natural Photo) mode is automatically enabled and it’s perfect for capturing fast-moving objects and for obtaining night shots without the worry of blurred images due to shaky hands. The unique NP mode is a perfect option for Lomographers who don’t like to use any flash when taking pictures, as it makes use of the light from the background which makes the photos look more natural and moody.

But what if there’s not enough light from the surrounding? The indicator (which is a petite red light) will flash at the back of the camera, signifying that you need to use the flash in order to ensure proper exposure. But what if I ignore this warning? Being a Lomographer who likes to experiment like no others, I’ve tried to ignore this warning when shooting at extremely low light conditions and the resulting shots are as followed:

To conclude, my moonlight fairy produces great shots as long as you follow the instructions and warnings that she gives you. She’ll never let you down and be able to capture every memorable moments that you can’t miss, which make her a perfect companion for traveling and for shooting at special occasions such as a wedding ceremony.

Natura Classica seems perfect, right? But my moonlight fairy does have some limitations.

With the largest aperture being f/2.8 and the slowest shutter speed being 2 sec, and most importantly, since we can’t have manual control over the 2 settings, it may not be able to capture the beautiful light tracks and light paintings. No MX (multiple exposure) button, no vignettes, and no need to wind after each shot and rewind after finishing the whole roll. As such there seems to be minimal Lomo kind of interaction between you and your camera. Also, with the electronic film counter, you’ll get exactly 36 shots for a roll of standard 35mm film and unlike other Lomo cameras, you may be able to get 2 or 3 “bonus shots” from a roll. Last but not least, without the possibility of light leak, this moonlight fairy won’t give you surprise shots like that:

To conclude, Fuji Natura Classica is perfect as it produces shots with expected good results even at harsh conditions such as extremely low-light enviroment, but it may disappoint those Lomographers who are looking for “accidents” and unexpected results.

The Fuji Natura Classica is an exceptional, light-sensitive camera which allows you to take stunning analogue photographs using only available light. Its Natural Photo mode detects the subject’s brightness and adjusts the exposure accordingly, eliminating the need to use flash. For images that radiate natural beauty, get your own Fuji Natura Classica now!

written by gateau

2 comments

  1. bigbird

    bigbird

    the cat's photos is sooooo much lovely....

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  2. susielomovitz

    susielomovitz

    great review!

    about 3 years ago · report as spam

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