120folder.com          Super Fujica 6

The 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.

The 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 featured folders.

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.

Camera front closed. Top: viewer and rangefinder window.
Opening tab.

Seen from the back. On top: Film advance, film number, viewer.

Seen 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.

Camera front open. Speed setting ring around the lens.

Right side, camera open. Front (lens): flash socket.

Left 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 chamber.

The lens..

Handling a Super Fujica 6 is easy, it's like other folding rangefinders. Loading film is as usual. Open the camera back, retract the peg and put the take-up spool into place. Same procedure for the film spool. Insert the film paper backing 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.

Open 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 advance. To close the camera, set focus to infinity, press the hinges of the struts as 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...

Super Fujica 6
693140 x 100 x 45CAuto, DEPFujinar 3.5/75 | ~ 1.2Seikosha Rapih, B 1 - 1/500 | 22