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Old 04-06-2012   #201
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Jeff, that Professional looks terrific! Do you think these cameras are now in rougher shape than the GT's and GTN's?

In any case, this is a beauty. Good shooting to you!
The ones which I have found so far have been very rough, but probably just due to bad luck. This one cost me about $10, which is pretty cheap, but the last working Professional I found cost me only 1 cent. At these prices I can't complain. If anyone needs parts for a Professional, I have plenty...
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Old 04-13-2012   #202
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Old 04-22-2012   #203
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Got mine off ebay in mint condition for around $50.00 with a full case and owners manual. I found a battery online and ran one roll of film thru and now trying some black and white film as first roll only had a few good ones but that was kind of expected with my first film camera.

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Old 05-03-2012   #204
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Got it on eBay for a steal. Works wonderfully.

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Old 06-12-2012   #205
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My Yashica Electro 35



I have found this beauty along with her niece, a Canon A35F, on a flea market last sunday. She came complete with the set of tele- wide angle lens, viewfinder and eveready case which protected her perfectly!
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Hello everyone,

this is my first post in this forum (after reading for quite a while), so i want to thank you for all the information provided here!

I got my Yashica 35 yesterday after a nice chat with the previous owner, and all I can say is I'm simply amazed by this little gem.

Although my other Yashica RFs (Electro Professional, 35 GS, 35 CC and Lynx 14e) are built to a high standard, this is different,
it just operates so smooth after all these years! All I had to do was to adjust the rangefinder.

Unfortunately, there is little to be found about this camera, and I could get my hands on a manual. Does anyone know where to find it?




As you can see, it is in perfect shape, although the case says it's seen quite some use.
The white ring around the viewfinder ist some whiteglue i apllied to prevent my glasses from getting scratched. This comes in handy especially with FSU rangefinders.

I can't wait to put some film in it to see what the Yashinon 1.9 45mm can do, I'm convinced it won't disappoint me!

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Old 06-12-2012   #207
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Congratulations, it is a beautiful camera you have there!
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Old 06-12-2012   #208
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Next one in my collection is the Electro 35CC, which serves as my everyday-carryaround camera (is that what the CC stands for?)


This would've been my favourite rangefinder if it hat a faster shutter and a real aperture instead of that joke they threw in.

The lens hood is actually on for testing purposes, will see if it vignettes or not. A test with my Pentax DSLR seemed encouraging.

I couldn't be happier with the results though, even without a hood:



In fact, did yashica ever produce a bad lens?

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Old 06-16-2012   #209
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Hi everyone,

Here is my Electro gsn.

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Old 06-17-2012   #210
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Yashica electro 35GX by Istvan Penzes, on Flickr
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Old 07-15-2012   #212
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Old 07-24-2012   #213
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Yashica minister II


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shot with Agfa optima sensor electronic on some color slide film


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Here's an unusual one: A Yashica Electro M5.

Shot from the top shows the unusual feature of this camera: three position aperture (indoors, cloudy, sunny) which give the three apertures, wide open, mid, and stopped down. There are no f/stops. Before full automation, this was an attempt to make photography easier.

Alas, this one will never expose any more film. Mark Hama very graciously examined the camera and tells me it has water/moisture damage and failed electronic parts. It's for the display shelf.



Since the display shelf has become crowded, I sent this M5 as a gift to Joe M Wolff, the "YashicaGuy" in appreciation for his helpful yashica-guy.com site.
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Old 08-24-2012   #215
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My Newest and Oldest Yashica Rangefinders


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Old 08-27-2012   #216
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My new GSN and 124G,my Yashica family is growing.
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Yashica GSN

Sorry to bring up an old thread, but I just joined this forum.
Thought I would show my GSN, since it's proven to be a great little camera.
I have had it since 2001 I think. I bought an adapter from Yashica Guy, had an old LR- Grip for a Leica R7 that I had at the time. I purchased it from Photo Equip, back when they still made them. The lens shade is from a company called DKE, and the flash is one I found cheap on Ebay.
It all comes together for a nice package that takes incredible pictures for very little money.







The little flash works great with 100 speed film at F4. Fill flash outside at f5.6.
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Old 03-11-2013   #218
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While we're at it, here's my GSN. A little scarred, but still a beautiful thing to shoot.


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Old 03-17-2013   #219
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The elusive M5, bought, as "shutter not working" for £5...new battery+seals, cleaned inside and out, inc. lens. Works perfectly... As new...



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Old 03-18-2013   #220
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And here is one of my two GTNs
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Old 03-18-2013   #221
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The elusive M5, bought, as "shutter not working" for £5...new battery+seals, cleaned inside and out, inc. lens. Works perfectly... As new...
Congratulations. You did better with your M5 than I (mine, shown earlier in this thread, was not repairable).

For anyone interested, there are two M5's for sale on the auction site now, one may be working.
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Here is my MG-1. Homemade strap from 550 paracord and 6 ounce leather. Total cost of this camera was 8 bucks


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Old 03-29-2013   #223
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Anyone have a spare GT or GTN they'd be willing to part with? I've been wanting to get one for many years now but I always have something come up.
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Enough Lens?

I just may keep this one! Just back from b1bmsgt.

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Old 04-06-2013   #225
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GSN with deleted timer and 20˘ worth of leather.
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Man, the Minister 700 is grossly under-represented here! It's such a handsome camera. I love the sound of advancing the film!


Yashica Minister 700 1 by Anders Myhre Brakestad, on Flickr


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Ohh, and I've got an Electro 35MC that I can't wait to try! It's so small!


Yashica Electro 35MC 1 by Anders Myhre Brakestad, on Flickr


Yashica Electro 35MC 2 by Anders Myhre Brakestad, on Flickr


Yashica Electro 35MC 3 by Anders Myhre Brakestad, on Flickr


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I just may keep this one! Just back from b1bmsgt.

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffg...203654&showall
Congratulations on your Lynx 14. Russ cleaned up one of these for me as well.
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I just sent off my 35 GT to Russ for some care and restoration, can't wait to shoot with it when it comes back
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Sunday I got a 6V battery and stuffed it in. Like magic it sprang to life!
It seems to work perfectly. Now I hope it doesn't sell so I can raise the price or keep it.
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How do you guys get your PIX to show on the box? I've tried from Flickr, gallery, and my hard drive!

Too old to learn a new trick?

By the way, it didn't sell. Time for a test drive. The roses really are great in the back yard. We just had our spring rain!
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Today's thrift-store find:


Yashica Electro 35 G (Gold Mecanica) by Greyscale3, on Flickr


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Hi Greyscale,

Don't think that's a Gold Mechanica version. They began with the GS and the Gold Mechanica GT.

If it has a recess on the baseplate it's an early model, a flat base would indicate second series just before the GS/GT.

Yashica, like FSU models, sometimes overlapped, so ye may have a Gold version without the logos.

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Don't think that's a Gold Mechanica version. They began with the GS and the Gold Mechanica GT.

If it has a recess on the baseplate it's an early model, a flat base would indicate second series just before the GS/GT.

Yashica, like FSU models, sometimes overlapped, so ye may have a Gold version without the logos.

Not according to the manual, and the photos inside. Not a GS or a GT to be found. I believe that all of the "G" series Yashicas are Gold Mecanica, starting with this version. I think that that is what the "G" is for (Yashica Guy and I seem to disagree here, as with the spelling), the first version of the Electro 35 was less the "G". This does have the flat base plate and the rewind lever stem door latch. But as can be seen from the manual, it is clearly labeled as a "Gold Mecanica" (note the spelling):


Yashica Electro 35 G (Gold Mecanica) manual by Greyscale3, on Flickr
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Hi G-scale, looks like ye could be correct. Had a look at Yashica guy's pages, then Karen Nakamura's - http://www.photoethnography.com/Clas...html~mainFrame.

She's quite sure it's gold contacts (click on G at the top right of the page).

Reason ah was wondering is that my electro GT has the recess, doesn't have color on the lens but has the gold contacts. So probably excess stock parts have been used up.
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Mine seems to be an intermediate version, with the new baseplate/latch, but without the "Color" added to the lens.

The "GT" is basically a "G" in black, correct? Still 500 ASA and with a cold shoe? It could be that all GTs have the old style baseplate, and as far as the "Color" goes, this is my third G, and none had the updated lens engraving, so perhaps that version is mythical and the change wasn't made until the GS was introduced.
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This from here, http://www.yashica-guy.com/document/variations.html , there are several known variations on the GT

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The next image shows the full view. This is followed by the later GT which has the combo rewind handle / door release. This model like the later GS brushed satin chrome model, has discontinued the test lamp. Both of these cameras shown were made in Japan. If purchasing a camera by mail, you may wish to know exactly which version is on offer. There is no model designation to distinguish between these two very different cameras. The later model most often has a scale to ASA 1000. Both cameras have an imitation leather skin. As if these drastic variations were not enough to confuse the prospective buyer, there is an early model GT with the recessed base that has an ASA scale to 400 and Christian Harkness writes that he found one of these Japan made examples with an ASA 500 scale. The later model as shown below it with the flat base-plate has an ASA dial to only 500.
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New for me this week. For €12.- (€20 incl. postage) Only needed a new battery. I had no idea it was scarce.





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I have two Electro GTNs. Here is one of them:


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