It is a very hard finding, was an expensive and good lens for
its time. And Fujica cameras were mainly bought as unexpensive alternative
cameras from beginners and amateurs, who would not justify the high
price for what was considered more a "flag lens" than
a user one.
Mechanically the lens is a little masterpiece, the internal filter
changing is impressive. As complicated as smooth. It has an incorporated
flower-shaped light shade (not removable), and the metal cap is
a slip in type, identical to previous M42 version.
The Fujica best SLR bodyto hold this lens:
The Fujica AX5. Digital use:
No easy digital new life for this lens, the FujiX bayonet cannot
be made compatible with any commercial Dslr. Register
is shorter than Canon one, and would require a complex bayonet rebuilding
work. I SUPPOSE no mirror shaving would be needed,
since the lens is identical to its M42 previous version.
Epson RD1 and Leica M8 could use it with a custom-made adapter.