Fuji ST 705

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Fuji ST 705

In the mechanical SLR golden era, Fuji, AKA Fuji Film or Fujica, made a series of number-name models that enjoyed high esteem, and most still survived as able shooters, available at modest prices. The ST 801, a groundbreaker at the time, fetches prices higher than the rest, at either chrome or black bodies.

The first of the Fuji ST series was the 701, introduced in 1971, a manual, meter assisted with match needle TTL CdS metering. It was followed by the ST801 of 1973, with a top speed of 2000 and an in-viewer LED instead of a needle. 1974 saw the ST 901, with the speed down to 1000, and two metering cells for backlight compensation. The 1977 ST 605 / 605 were back to the 701 specs, with a top speed of 700. The same year saw the ST 705, similar to the 701 and the 605, with a top speed of 1500. A variation modified for power winder was offered as the ST 707W.

The camera is a cookie-cutter model, indistinguishable from the other models made in the 1970s. Straight forward to use. At the viewer’s right side, position the meter needle between the brackets, and you are good to go.

Good to know:

  • Press the tiny button that hides under the arm to activate the timer.
  • For the depth of field view, press the knurled button by the self-timer arm.
  • Although it is a thread mount, to unthread it, press the arrowhead marked catch by the timer arm.
List number 10180
Brand Fuji
Model ST 705
Manual Buktus
Value at camdex.ca
Format 35mm
Introduced 1977
Country Japan
Qty made
Initial price
Type Compact SLR
Body material Metal
Mode Manual, meter assisted
Weight 580 gr,  Body only
Class average weight 610 gr,  Body only
ASA range 25-3200
Kit lens 1,8/55
Lens make Fujinon
Filter size 49 mm
Lens mount Thread
Mount size M42x1
Shutter Focal plane cloth horizontal
Shutter make
Light meter CdS TTL, 2ea
Winder Lever
Lock No
Speeds B, 1-1500
Mirror Auto return
Viewer Fixed eye-level prism
DOF preview Yes
Exposure lock No
Exposure compensation Yes
Shoe Hot
External sync X/M
Sync speed 60
Timer Yes, mechanical
Battery, original 2ea LAG13
Battery, replacement 2ea LR44
Battery voltage 2.7
Integral flash None
Service / repair links See camerlog.com

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