BREAKING NEWSHamdi presentation par Jean-Pierre Fantone | Présentation de mick, nouvea... par Jean-Pierre Fantone | Je suis nouvel adhérent, je ... par Jean-Pierre Fantone | Stylo-phot nr. 2 par jean-pierre ver | [butcher] abattant à 4 pattes par Jacques Bratieres | Pages à renvoyer au garage p... par Sylvain Halgand | [carl zeiss jena] par jean manet | Objectif à identifier par Jean-Pierre Fantone |
Fujica DL-20
France Version française
Photos by Y text by Sylvain Halgand. From the collection of Y. Last update 2018-04-29 par Sylvain Halgand.

Manufactured or assembled in Japan from 1982 to (After) 1982.
Index of rarity in France: Infrequent (among non-specialized garage sales)
Inventory number: 10219

See the complete technical specifications
Chronology of cameras Fujica 

Traduction de Alphonse Khuu

DL-20 and DL-100 were presented together at Photokina 1982. Compared to HD-S already available in the Fuji catalog and in the competition, their originality is their system of film loading. This system was also deemed sufficiently original by Fuji to make part of the camera name. DL means "Drop in Loading". In few words, the system consists of a partial gap of the camera back that is ajar like a tired oyster. It does not open with an axis located on a side of the camera, but with an axis located near the top of the camera. This gap is not there to slide the oyster knife, but to reveal the rollfilm compartment and a thin slot. We pull a bit on the beginning film strap out a little more from the roll, we slide the roll film into place, the thin strap in the slot and we close the rear. That’s just it! The internal motordrive drives the film until the first frame. The receiving coil has no slot, but it is covered with an anti-skid rubber. At the time, there is no DX coding, so do not forget to select the film sensitivity.

The DL-20 is more low located in the range than the DL-100. The sensitivity setting is fully manual, even with Fuji roll films, and is limited with 100 and 400 ASA. The setting of shutter speed is unique for given sensitivity: 1/100 per sec for the 100 ASA and 1/300 per sec for the 300 ASA. The lens is a Fujinon 4/38mm (3 elements in 3 groups) while the one of the DL-100 is a f 2.8/38mm with four elements. The setting of the aperture is simplified. There are only three values: f/4, f/6.2 and f/9.5. There is no autofocus, by a use of the hyperfocal distance with the aperture choice.

The DL-20 (and the DL-100) was designed by Italian designer Mario Dellini.

Fujica DL-20