I learned the basics of photography using the Fujica STX-1N. I got it as a birthday present in 1983. It is a manual focus camera without any automatic exposure modes. It does have TTL metering with an LED display in the viewfinder, so I was able to learn the basics using this camera. The light meter uses the average method to determine the exposure, which means it can be fooled by certain scenes. It is important to adjust the exposure to compensate if necessary. The camera has shutter speeds of 1/2 to 1/700 s, bulb setting, and cable release for long exposures and night photography. It also has a self-timer.
The STX-1N is very similar to the STX-1, introduced in 1980, except the STX-1N has LED indicators for the light meter instead of a needle indicator.
One of the things I really liked about the camera was the split prism focusing screen, which made it really easy to focus the camera manually.
In addition to the X-Fujinon 50 mm f/1.9 lens, I have a
Makinon 80-200mm f/4.0 zoom lens with macro capabilty, which greatly extended the flexbility of the camera. The camera uses Fuji’s X-mount lens system.
I used this camera until I bought my first digital camera in 1999. It has travelled with me and taken photos of my family when they were growing up, so I have happy memories of the Fujica STX-1N!