It's the most basic 35mm SLR you could imagine. No auto features, everything has to be set manually. Which means you have to learn the basics of photography to be able to use it.
On the plus side, it does have TTL metering which works really well. There are three LED lights in the viewfinder labelled + o - which allow you to change the aperture and shutter speed until you get a green light.
The focussing screen is of the typical split grating type which means that a straight vertical line will be split into two until you get it into focus. Still the easiest way to manually focus a camera.
It came with a 50mm f1.9 lens which used Fuji's own 'Fujica X-mount' (not to be confused with the 'Fujifilm X-mount' for new digital cameras). This is a pain, because finding lenses to fit the camera can be tough. In fact I've only ever owned the 50mm lens, although more because I couldn't afford a second lens rather than find one.
It also has a mechanical self-timer and a lock for the shutter button. The meter runs from two LR44 button cells which last around 12months.
|My Dad - Taken in Llandudno in 1989 using a Fuji STX-2 and|
Fujinon 50mm lens
|Building in Manchester - Taken yesterday using a Fuji STX-2|
and Fujinon 50mm lens
Best feature - The viewfinder is the excellent. I've yet to see a DSLR with one so large and clear.
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