Super Fujica 6 is a 120 film folding rangefinder camera, 6x6
format, built in 1955 by by
Fuji Photo Film Co (now Fujifilm Co), Minami-Ashigara, Kanagawa, Japan.
It is a premium version of the Fujica 6, built since 1948.
Super Fujica 6 is a top model, with coupled rangefinder, with automatic film advance and double
exposure prevention. It's one of the smallest and lightest full
Size (mm): 140 x 100 x 45 Weight: 693 g Lens: Fujinar 3.5/75, 4 elements, closest focus ~ 1.2 m (4 feet) Shutter: Seikosha Rapid (later MX), B, 1 - 1/500, F 3.5 - 22 Finder: coupled rangefinder Film advance: automatic first frame, double exposure prevention
Here are some photos of the camera. There is a short introduction to the use of it and how it feels at the bottom of the page.
front closed. Top: viewer and rangefinder window. Opening tab.
from the back. On top: Film advance, film number, viewer.
from above. Film advance, advance release, accessory shoe, shutter release button, indicator for double exposure
prevention and film reminder.
On the lens barrel: shutter cocking lever, speed scale, aperture scale,
distance scale (feet).
Seen from the bottom. Tripod socket. Pegs, retractable.
front open. Speed setting
ring around the lens.
side, camera open. Front (lens): flash socket.
side: There are 2 ways to read the speed setting, from the front scale
with its mark visible from the front or from top via the mark on the
dented ring and another scale visible from above.
Camera back open. Film
a Super Fujica 6 is easy, it's like
other folding rangefinders. Loading film is as usual. Open
camera back, retract the peg and put the
take-up spool into
place. Same procedure for the film spool. Insert the film paper
into the take-up spool and advance it using the knob until the
film start arrow meets the white markings on both sides of the film
plane. Close the camera back. Wind further
until the counter window shows "1". It will stop there.
the camera. Cock
the shutter, set speed and aperture. Set focus by the lever on the lens, focusing moves the lens out. Press the
shutter release button. That's it. The double exposure warning
will be visible and the release is blocked until you turn the film
close the camera, set focus to infinity, press the hinges of the struts
usual, it will fold easily. Turn the film advance. It stops automatically and shows
the next number.
The Super Fujica 6 is a very nice and quite sturdy camera, yet it is
lightweight and easy to use, with a good lens and shutter. It's one of the smallest and lightest full featured folders.
My camera is a battered one. I bought it from Japan, rated EXC +++. It
has rust on the housing, heavy paint wear, the lens is dirty, the
shutter has heavy problems (erratic and unreliable), the film advance
does not stop, double exposure prevention does not work and the
rangefinder has faded to uselessness. By the photos I knew that I
bought one not nice from the outside, but the listing said: It works
properly. Everything works very well. This was probably my last
purchase from a Japanese seller...