Fujica ST701 Black
Here is an infrequently seen black version of the early Fujica ST701. Robust and well built film camera with a mechanical shutter and match needle meter indicator in the viewfinder, this was one of the most popular SLRs in mid-1970's. This camera will work wonderfully with Takumars and other high-performing M-42 (Pentax) screw-mount manual focus lenses. Fujica ST series are well known for robust operation and a very "dark" (well light-proofed) mirror box, which helps with contrast. Full user manual can be found at Butkus.org.
Shutter, film transport and self timer work properly. Meter is active, but accuracy is suspect (typical with cameras this age). Brand new light seals and mirror guard were installed ($29 value). NOTE: this camera was designed to use 1.35V cell batteries. At this time, best substitute is Zinc batteries used in hearing aids (easily available). Or better yet, use an app in your smart phone for metering. Shutter does not require batteries to operate.
EXC. No major blemishes or dents, just a few small scuffs throughout, consistent with age and moderate use. Almost no brassing, rare in black bodies. Focusing screen and viewfinder are bright and dust-free. Original leatherette is in very good condition.
- Mamiya Sekor SX 55mm f/1.8 prime lens. Scratch-free glass. There are a few small patches of fungus inside, which should not affect performance. Aperture is dry and snappy. Focus is tight but smooth. Barrel of the lens shows minimal wear, no dents. Generic front cap included.