FUJICA SINGLE-8 P1 (MCA 033)

  • Made in Japan
  • Lens: Fujinon f: 1.8 \ F: 11.5 mm
  • Filming speed: 18 fps
  • Condition (In our opinion): 8.5/10

Item Code: MCA 033

Description

Fuji Shashin Film K.K. known as ‘Fuji Photo Film Co. Ltd.’ was established in 1934 in a Japan, it was named after the Mount Fuji by Asano Shūichi. Fujica was a line of still photography and motion picture cameras which were produced by Fuji. It started producing optical glasses for war; and many Fuji companies were formed but finally consolidated into Fuji Photo Film Co. Ltd. Fujifilm became the largest multinational photography and imaging company of Japan and is known worldwide. Until the late 1970s, fuji cameras were named Fujica as an amalgamation of the word ‘Fuji’ and ‘camera.’

Fujifilms pioneered the Single-8 motion picture format in 1968, as an alternative to the Kodak Super-8 film format. On offer here is the Fujica Single-8 P1 which was introduced in 1965 and became one of the first single 8 cartridge movie cameras. It had a slightly different outlook, considering its angular shape and the lens on the camera embedded within the body, rather than the usually protruding one. It was an 8 mm cine cameras which used the Fuji super 8 film cassette, with auto exposure electronic motor drive. It was amongst the relatively less expensive and simple to use camera back in the day.

The body is made of silver and black plastic and metal bits, it is present in a remarkable condition, with no damage or markings on the body. It is a must have for a camera enthusiast.

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