The only gotchas are that the Electro 35 has no auto-exposure lock and it's an almost all-auto camera.It only has three manual shutter speeds, and that's stretching it. It helps me keep reviewing these oldies when you get yours through these links, thanks! September 2011, June 2008 Yashica Reviews All Reviews Sample Images from 15 September 2008 Not great, but not awful from one 24-exposure roll of throw-away film for a first try: Mom and Katie Sleeping Katie Ryan and Crib Mom and Fan Control Ryan and Fan Control Ryan and Fan Remote Ryan at El Torito Mom and Ryan at El Torito Ryan and the Door Ryan and the Door (cropped) Ryan uses Dada's Keys Intro History Specs Accessories Performance Usage Recommendations The Yashica Electro 35 was one of the most popular consumer 35mm cameras of the 1960s and 1970s. They took it all over the world on their vacations, and came back with loads of great slides. Yashica sold eight million of these in various versions over 15 years. The Yashica Electro 35 was designed for consumers, but the great news for serious photographers is that the advanced features it had in 1966 are just what we need, and it doesn't have any of today's junk features that just get in the way. This free website's biggest source of support is when you use these links, especially this link directly to them at e Bay, (see How to Win at e Bay), and maybe at at Adorama. It has a much clearer finder than the Nikon manual rangefinders of the 1950s that fetch astronomical prices from geriatric collectors.It is designed for a no-longer available mercury battery, however modern alkaline replacements work fine. It is a joy to carry around compared to my hulking Nikon D3, but still has to be carried over-the-shoulder. In 1977 they sold new for 0, which is 0 corrected for inflation in 2008.In 2008, they sell used for to at garage sales. It's solid and well-made, but not as precise or as fine as a Leica, or even as nice as the less-useful Nikon rangefinders of the 1950s.The lens barrel has an LVS ring to set the exposure level. Turning the LVS ring alone adjusts the aperture ring automatically to maintain the same exposure level, giving this camera a kind of shutter-priority mode.Reaching the minimum or maximum aperture will then automatically turn the shutter ring too.
And, of course, it was a strong influence in my buying the Yashica-A that I reviewed last year. So when I had the chance to buy a cheap Yashica-Mat with a misbehaving focus knob, I jumped on it.Lens: Color-Yashinon DX f/1.7 45mm; 6 elements in 4 groups, stops down to f/16. Focusing: Coupled range/viewfinder focusing; 0.8 meter (2'6") to infinity; bright frame with automatic parallax compensation.Exposure Control: Solid-state 'Electronic Brain' controls the electronic shutter according to light intensity measured by the Cd S sensor; precise shutter speed for correct exposure in any light is determined and set AUTOMATICALLY; exposure symbols for easy selection of aperture; arrows warn against over-exposure and signal slow shutter speed and advisability of using a tripod; ASA range from 25 to 1000 (DIN 15-31) 1. version has a The mechanics and operation are identical. It was available in a black enamel and a chrome finish. The first camera in Yashica Electro series an the first 35mm rangefinder with electro-magnetically controlled shutter in the world.