Yashica GSN 35 Camera
The Yashica Electro 35 was one of the most popular consumer 35mm cameras of the 1960s and 1970s. Yashica sold eight million of these in various versions over 15 years.
- One (1) Yashica Elector 35 Rangefinder Camera
- One (1) Yashinon DX 45mm 1:1.7-16 lens
- One (1) pack of Film
The original Electro 35 was introduced in 1966. It has a “cold” accessory shoe and the meter accepted film speeds from 12 to 400 ASA. Light levels are measured using a cadmium sulphide (CdS) photoresistor and powered by a mercury battery. The film speed adjustment is not implemented electronically; instead a simple twin-bladed diaphragm closes in front of the light sensor as the film speed is reduced.
The light metering electronics works by accumulating the measured light level and only releasing the shutter when it has determined enough light has fallen on the film. This system allows the shutter speed to be completely step-less and to adapt to changing light levels. SLR’s would wait many years for a similar capability with off-the-film metering. The metering system can keep the shutter open for up to 30 seconds. Without a battery to power the meter, the shutter defaults to its top speed of 1/500 second.
The Yashica Electro 35 is an aperture-priority camera. Pick a aperture, and the Yashica Electro 35 selects the shutter speed, from 1/500 up to thirty seconds or more. It has a silent electronic leaf shutter. It’s quieter and and has less vibration than any of the clumsier focal-plane shutters of Leica and Nikon rangefinders, and no flipping mirrors like every DSLR. It is designed for a no-longer available mercury battery, however modern alkaline replacements work fine.
Samples of Yashica Electro films
All 35mm films are available from major film company. Various options from Fuji Velvia 50, llford XP2/HP5, Kodak Tri-X/T-Max, etc. Available both in slide and Black & White film.
Film photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever . . . it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything. 35mm film SLR camera is more than a medium for factual communication of ideas. It is a creative art.
Yashica Electro 35 rangefinder camera
Chrome body Black skin
Yashinon DX 45mm 1:1.7-16 lens
Cameras are refurbished to make it to be in good appearance. Some may have experienced some small signs of wear, but mechanisms and overall condition are good.
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