Back in January, I picked up a used Fujica DL-20 point and shoot that had been languishing in the local camera shop. Fuji cameras have been known to have excellent optics, and the little 35mm camera intrigued me as to its abilities. It had been sitting in Huron Camera's bargain bin for quite a while, and I finally bit.
|top deck of camera|
The camera specifications are:
38mm focal length, f/4 Fujinon lens
1/100 sec shutter speed at ISO 100
1/300 sec shutter speed at ISO 400.
dimensions - 121 x 72 x 55 mm; 300 g
Anticipating today's trends, the camera was available in black, white, and red! It has clean lines, a brightline viewfinder, and a raised grip on the right side, providing good ergonomics for the user. Okay, enough of that, how did the camera perform? First of all, the roll of film I tested it with was fresh Kodak Tri-X, not a C-41 film. Here are a few photos from that roll, ranging from a snowstorm in January, to a bit of snow in mid-March.
|Snowstorm in Dexter, second shot on the roll.|
|Jiffy in Chelsea|
|not yet picnic time|
The optics appear to be quite sharp. It's not a bad camera, and surely a sturdy camera to keep handy for any adventure! Two things I recommend you do -- make sure that the zone focus is set properly before shooting, and make sure that you don't inadvertently change the ISO setting. Other than that, the camera is quite easy to use. Like many Fuji cameras from a few decades ago, they seem to be uncommon here in the US.