Fujica ST801 / Mamiya Sekor SX 50mm f2.0

by Berckmans Peter May. 18, 2019 416 views

Still playing around with old photogear. I really have found a renewed love for it. so I decided to put together an analog set. Start of with a body, well I found this Fujica ST801 from 1973 in pretty good shape for 10 Euros. Important for me it is a Fujica ( which I love ), they are build like tanks.And the lensmount is M42 so plenty of cheap lenses around from a good quality. Got myself 2 Mamiya Sekor SX lenses, a 50mm f2.0 and a 35mm f2.8. Already had my Helios and A Coslinar 135mm f2.8. Nice thing is I have some adapters from M42 to FX mount, so I can use all these lenses on my digital Fuji.

Love to have only Fujinon ECB lenses, but they are still expensive , but very good quality. I own one Fujinon 55mm f1.8 and for sharpness it is not far of my new Fujinon lenses.

So this camerabody is going to be the home my vintage lenses. First went to try out the Mamiya Sekor SX 50mm f2.0. Loaded the camera with a cheap Agfa Vista iso 200 film. The camera works fine and the Mamiya lens is pretty sharp.

So here are some results of my first try with this camera.

Changed a few in monochrome.

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Varsha Arun 4 months, 4 weeks ago

#10 Is sculpture of a hand? Nice pictures!

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Berckmans Peter Replied to Varsha Arun 4 months, 4 weeks ago

Yes a very big hand,thank you

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Antonio Gil 5 months ago

Great tribute to this old wonders

5 months ago Edited
Berckmans Peter Replied to Antonio Gil 5 months ago

And they still work fine. Gonna use them more

5 months ago Edited
Russell Smith 5 months ago

Quite a nice series.

5 months ago Edited
Berckmans Peter Replied to Russell Smith 5 months ago

Thanks Russell

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Jolien Dekens 5 months ago

Beautiful camera! :) Does it have a lightmeter?

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Berckmans Peter Replied to Jolien Dekens 5 months ago

Yes it has. The ST801 was the first one with a led light meter. With fujinon lenses it works semi automatic, sll other lenses you have to stop down. It works fine .

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Abigail Gossage 5 months ago

Being vintage myself🤪 I am always happy to see vintage equipment being used.

5 months ago Edited
Berckmans Peter Replied to Abigail Gossage 5 months ago

Al my vintage gear is being used. Being pretty in a box ,there is no fun in it. They are made to use and the best is it is quite cheap. Also it slows your shooting down. You have to think twice before pressing the shutter.

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