ST801

General Description
Open-aperture manual TTL metering, mechanical shutter. First camera with LED metering. Early chrome and black models had raised lettering like the 701. Later models had recessed lettering and were available with chrome top plate and also all black.

Variations

  Early Model Late Model
Lettering Raised Engraved
Colour Chrome Black Chrome Black
Type 35mm focal-plane shutter single-lens reflex camera with TTL exposure meter coupled with the shutter and diaphragm 
Film Used  135 cartridge-packed film 
Picture Size  24 x 36mm
Normal Lens

EBC FUJINON 1:1.8 55mm. 49mm screw-in filter.

Shooting Distance

0.45m - with F1.4 50mm and F1.8 55mm lenses

Shutter Focal plane shutter, B, 1-1/2000 sec., FP and X contacts, built-in self-timer, hot shoe, safety lock equipped switch-on switch-off shutter release button.
Viewfinder  Pentaprism with Fresnel lens, 0.96x magnification (1:1.8 55mm. lens). 2-way focusing with microprism and split-image, exposure control light emitting diodes and shutter speed visible in viewfinder.
Mirror Quick return type

Exposure

Meter

TTL averagelight measurement with close-down aperture. Silicon photo-cell receptors coupled to FET (Field Effect Transistor).circuit, zero in type indicator needle visible in viewfinder
Coupled Range ASA 25-3200 (1/3rd step), EV1-EV19 (f/1.4 1sec - f/16 1/2000 sec. with ASA 100 film)
Power Source Silver battery power source (one 6-volt battery. Malory PX28, Eveready No. 544).

Film Advance

Single-stroke   lever action, 193 winding angle, winding latitude provided by lever.
Frame Counter Automatic resetting additive type.
Film Rewind Hand crank
Flash Synchronization FP, X, Hotshoe (on later models only)
Lens Mount Praktica screw mount, 42 , 1 P mm
Dimensions 5 1/4(L) x 3 7/8(H) x 3 1/2(D) in.133)L) x 91)H) x 88)D) mm (with 1:1.8, 55mm normal lens).
Weight 830g. with F1.8 lens mounted (including batteries and lens cap). 635g. body alone (including body cap)
Optional Accessories Leather Case, Eye Cup, Eyesight Adjustment, Lens, Lens Hood, Right angle Finder, Close-up Lens, Extension Tubes, Microscope Adapter, Leica Mount Adapter, Reverse Adapter, Bellows Extension, Macrocinecopy.
Manual You can download a copy of the manual Here The password is Fujica
SPT Journal Repair Notes You can download a copy of the manual Here The password is Fujica
Literature Review for the ST-801 from the May 1973 Popular Photography  Here
Ad for the ST-801 from the May 1973 Popular Photography Here