Nice to see a new folder being produced. If I didn't have a Mamiya 7 I would likely go for it.
This is a link to some older folders:
I just happen to hate it
It might be unique as a folding 6x7cm though. There are plenty of folding 6x6cm and 6x9cm folders around, but 6x7cm?
Still, a 6x6cm Fuji folder would never ever need to be turned awkwardly side-ways to get a vertical shot. A 6x9cm folder with inside curtains to mask down to 6x6cm would be a superb idea too. 12 exposures rather than a measly 10 exposures per roll....
The best folder lookalike to this is probably the Konica Pearl IV? Wow - this Fuji is going to be cheaper than that icon too. Just look at that bellows strut support system too. Trust Fuji to be different and create it on the right side....
Btw - they've made a snazzy range of 35mm pop cameras which wouldn't have looked out of place in Konica's catalogues 10-20 years ago. Shame these were never marketed much outside of Japan.
The camera currently being shown at PMA 2008
The chrome version looks great!!
What is that huge bulge on the back of the black camera?
That is seriously ugly!
That bulge is the front cover.
A new 6x9 folder would have been nice, but this is tempting enough. I quite like 6x7. Meanwhile, here's my 6x9 folder. The front cell has to come of to get it to fold.
I always have a couple of folders in the bag. Super Isolette & Iskra for 6x6, and Super Ikonta & Moskva for 6x9. You can have them loaded with different film and pick the one you fancy for the day, along with the 'serious' LF kit...
Or even sometime, /they/ are the 'serious kit' when the other camera is a DSLR...
I think that fujifilm is a fantastic idea; 6x7 with a mask for 6x6 with a meter and even --luxury-- aperture priority would be the ideal of portability/film surface. Heck, there even seems to have bright lines, and possibly parallax correction ? Chrismas !
(some of my collection. I own 3 Iskras, 2 Moskva 5 and 2 Super Ikontas)
I've owned a few, and this one has been the keeper, at least until I get my Fuji 6x7 folder.