View Full Version : New (to me) Fujica Mini... needs some help.
I just picked up this Fujica Mini from ePay. It's battered but it appears to be working perfectly, including the meter. Unfortunately the built in UV filter is a wreck. Does anyone have any idea how to remove the thing? I was thinking about trying to cannibalize another filter to replace it, or possibly just leaving it off entirely.
The first picture on this page seems to show that it unscrews: http://translate.google.ca/translate?hl=en&sl=ja&u=http://kanscamera.sakura.ne.jp/html/p340.html&ei=9jJyT6O8Bufu0gHp7JnaAQ&sa=X&oi=translate&ct=result&resnum=2&ved=0CDgQ7gEwATgU&prev=/search%3Fq%3D%2522Fujica%2BMini%2522%26start%3D20% 26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN%26biw%3D1280%26bih%3D903%26prmd %3Dimvns
Thanks for the link! I don't know that I would have ever found that.
I thought that might be how the filter went on but mine doesn't seem to want to budge. I'll see what I can come up with.
It did indeed unscrew but I had to wrap a rubber band around it and give it some nerve-wracking extra effort. It appears to be 39mm for anyone in a similar predicament that ends up searching this post. Hopefully I can find a nice donor UV the same size at the camera swap meet in a couple weeks.
I finally got some shots from this little guy scanned. The lens isn't quite up to Olympus Pen standards and the frame is slightly cockeyed on the film making scanning a little tricky but in general, the results exceeded my expectations. My exposures using the built in light meter (on a rather grey southern California afternoon) were all pretty much spot on. I paid a total of $40 for this one... so not exactly a bargain, but they're rare enough and cool enough (or adorable as my wife put it) that I'm pretty happy having added it to my modest collection of "halfers." :)
Lonchera (http://www.flickr.com/photos/eurekaiv/6903721456/) by eurekaiv (http://www.flickr.com/people/eurekaiv/), on Flickr
616 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/eurekaiv/7049810827/) by eurekaiv (http://www.flickr.com/people/eurekaiv/), on Flickr
The analog version of Craig's List (http://www.flickr.com/photos/eurekaiv/6903711304/) by eurekaiv (http://www.flickr.com/people/eurekaiv/), on Flickr
(slightly photoshopped to get the images plopped together)
Walkup Downward (http://www.flickr.com/photos/eurekaiv/7049808947/) by eurekaiv (http://www.flickr.com/people/eurekaiv/), on Flickr
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