フジペット AKA Fujipet

I’ve just taken delivery of my very own Fujipet (or フジペット if you can read Japanese) that Em got for me for my birthday (she’s even letting me have it early!). What a thing of beauty. It’s a wonderful green colour, comes with the original green vinyl bag, has a viewfinder that’s nearly as big as the lens and is just plain cool as…something out of Thunderbirds! Everything about it oozes ‘interesting,’ from the film being wound the opposite way to most other cameras to the shutter having to be cocked before it’s fired (see the two little ‘ears’ on the lens…they are marked 1 and 2 for ease of use!).

Fujipets were made between 1957 and 1963 and never distributed outside Japan. They were very popular among teenagers and were so easy to use “that even children and women could easily make use of it” (Not my words!). If you’re interested, the best place to find photos taken with the Fujipet is the Flickr’s Fujipet group, Flickr’s Fujipet tagged images and I’ll be adding mine to my Toycam Set as well. I’ll be getting some added to these pages just as soon as I can.

 

13 Replies to “フジペット AKA Fujipet”

  1. I lucked in and got it from a friend of a friend of a friend of a friend of a friend of a friend of a friend of a friend of a friend of a friend of a friend of a friend of a friend of a friend of a friend!

  2. Now that does look good, in green too! Sugoii ne! Just in time for toy camera day.

  3. Yup, been out this morning and put a colour film through it and also one through my new Diana :-) I’ll post the results soon.

  4. Hallo,

    If anyone is interested in a Fujipet from 1957 or 58 pls tell me what price you would pay.

    I can organize the camera from a friend, including the original green bag. As far as I know, it is in a good shape an stil usable. I live in Germany and mailing the camera should not be a problem. (sugoi camera desu yo !!)

  5. I am after a fujipet camera,please help me find one.
    willing to pay up to $100 australian dollars

  6. Hello, im still looking for a fujipet camera,
    if you still have it Shishi,or know where i can get one as an ask to anybody out there reading this, please tell me/help me,thanks,

    Mark.

  7. Shishi,hi, i am very interested in getting that fujipet off you,please reply,thsanks Mark.

  8. It seems there is a lot of demand for the pet 35. I have an astroboy special that I was just about to put on eBay. I came to this site to see if I could find a start price. I think I was going to start it at $100 and let it run for 10 days. Anyone interested?

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