How to use the Fujica DL-100 camera

The Fujica DL-100 (Auto Ace in Japan) is a compact autofocus camera released in 1983. It is not to be confused with the later Fujifilm DL-100 released in 2002. 

Like its mates, such as the Canon AF35M, it features a 38 mm f/2,8 lens, motor advance, a pop-up flash, and runs on common AA batteries. Along with the DL-20, it was the first model to employ Fuji’s drop-in loading (DL) system for easy loading of film – the back door only opens far enough to drop in a 35 mm film cassette, which is wound on automatically. Interestingly, the back door has a built-in film cutter to cut off the leader if it protrudes from the body when the door is closed. A switch locks the shutter release to prevent tripping it accidentally.

  • Lens: Fujinon 38 mm f/2,8, 4 elements/4 groups (UV filter incorporated).
  • Shutter: 1/8 — 1/500 Seiko ESF 2-blade electronic shutter.
  • Focus: 0,9 m to infinity.
  • Exposure:EV 6 — EV 17 (ISO 100).
  • Automatic film loading, winding, rewind, exposure and focus.
  • Pre-focus with half-press; film doesn’t wind to next frame until shutter button is released.
  • Manually activated “flash-matic” pop-up flash; supports fill-in flash.
  • Flash range: 0,9 — 4 m (ISO 100); 0,9 — 6 m (ISO 400).
  • Film speeds: 50–100–200–400 ISO. If set to auto-identification, the camera defaults to ISO 100.
  • Power: 2 x AA alkaline or manganese batteries.
  • Dimensions and weight: 129,5 x 79,5 x 58 mm; 445 g without batteries.
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