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What about Yashica Minister D? Anyone out there with an opinion. Personally I think it looks like a beautiful little piece of work. I am just about to get my hands on one as a backup for my inherited GSN. Pros and cons, anyone...?
What kind of battery? How is the 2.8 lens compared to the 1.7 GSN? :confused:
Just saw there had been no replies yet - I have no clue about the Minister-D, but I received my Minister-II today. Probably going to sell it soon enough to pay my Bessa R though, but it looks like a lovely camera. Ingenious (although perhaps not too handy) way of setting exposure by EV values (think of what the Minolta 7s does - if you've had the pleasure - but executed clumsier). Good looking, and what you often don't see on the internet pictures - I was happily surprised it's quite a bit smaller than the Electro G series (not counting the GL, GX etc)! It feels nicer in my hands.
Weird way of opening the back.. it has "Yashica" in that silly Western-font.. short focus throw, just a bit shorter than on my GS.. equally long film advance winding - what is it - 200°?.. did I mention it looks pretty cool, albeit a lot less modern than the Electro G series.. takes 46mm filters.. the shutter may be a bit (just a bit) louder than those on the later models, but the film advance is a bit more quiet (though this may of course be sample variation). The rest I still need to discover!
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