The ST series was the original M42 body and they gained a reputation for being very solidly made and somewhat compact. The change in mount to Fuji-X is rather noteworthy because Fuji offered one of the few adapters in the industry (I think Rollei also) that allowed M42 lenses to be mounted while retaining the auto stop down feature. This was achieved by having a little lever attached to the adapter that would be kicked by the lever in the body. The flagship series were the STX-1 and STX-2.
These Fuji cameras leave little to be desired: they are simply great, but usually unheralded. As far as the optical quality is concerned, they might not have the comprehensiveness of the Canon, Nikon, Minolta system, but the optical quality is great. The only bad part is the later normal (2.2/55) lens had a cheap aperture ring around the lens that often cracked and fell off. This could be prevented from happening with due care and a bit of tape or glue carefully placed at the points where the tiny screws held that ring in place. - David Lyga
Last edited by David Lyga; 05-30-2013 at 04:57 PM. Click to view previous post history.