This is the budget member of the ST range
with a smaller lens and limited speeds. This particular model has a
bayonet lens mount unlike the screw mount on my ST801 which limits its
versatility. It's similar to PK mount but not quite so it will need either
Fujinon lenses or an adapter, either of which will not be easy to find. It
is, however, in super condition throughout and feels really good so I am
hoping for some really nice pictures.
I am pleased to report that I have
not been disappointed, in fact I am stunned by the quality of the results.
Having run film through the ST801 and found it to be mediocre, at best, I
wasn't expecting too much from this STX. They both say Fujica on the front
of the prism housing but that is where the similarity ends. This is a
delight to use, the weight, balance, and overall handling of this model
are really comfortable, for me. The focusing is smooth and easy and the
shutter release is just right for pressure, not too heavy but not so light
that it fires unexpectedly. As for the lens, this is simply terrific. It
has returned absolutely pin sharp results with accurate exposure, in fact,
this is one of the few cameras that I have taken out on a first date that
produced an almost full set of useable images. The one bad one, which was
overexposed, was my fault anyway for being over ambitious. Truly a gem
from the Fujica Camera Company.