Go Back   Rangefinderforum.com > 35mm Film Range Finders > Yashica RF

Yashica RF For all Yashica Rangefinder cameras, whether fixed lens or classic Leica Screw Mount !

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes

Yashica Electro GSN - advice needed
Old 03-15-2012   #1
ayp
Registered User
 
ayp is offline
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 1
Yashica Electro GSN - advice needed

Hello everyone,
I just got a GSN, lenses is in great shape, battery check works but shutter fires at default 1/500 and the meter doesn't seem to be working. The slow/fast light doesn't come up either. This is a beautiful camera, I really would like to fix it and shoot with it. Please let me know your thoughts on what could be wrong and how to fix it...
I am in Boston, MA BTW. Any suggestions for a repair shop are appreciated.
Many thanks
  Reply With Quote

Old 03-15-2012   #2
laymonk777
Registered User
 
laymonk777's Avatar
 
laymonk777 is offline
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 15
Contact Mark Hama or Russ Sisco. Easily found on Google. They are both the "go to" guys for these fine old cameras.. I've got two. GS and GSN.
__________________
--Laymonk777--

Kit [so far]: Zeiss-Contax IIIa, Yashica 35GS, Lumix DMC-TS10 DigiCam (Black)

"Yeah doc, I got this thing for fixed lens rangefinder cameras, is there a treatment?"
  Reply With Quote

Old 03-17-2012   #3
whitecat
Lone Range(find)er
 
whitecat's Avatar
 
whitecat is offline
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 1,344
Check this link....

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/foru...d.php?t=114775
__________________
My Gallery



Zeiss Ikon Zm, Olympus Trip, Rolleiflex FX, Yashica Electro 35, Nikon 35 TI, Nikon 28 TI, Widelux F7, Contax TVS III, Zeiss Ikon 35, Minox, Olympus 35 EE3, Konica AA 35, Minox 35 GT, Canonet QL17, and many more....
  Reply With Quote

Old 03-18-2012   #4
Frontman
Registered User
 
Frontman is offline
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: 東京日本
Posts: 1,583
Sometimes the contacts in the camera get dirty, you can try winding the advance lever, and while holding the advance lever at the full-wind position, press and release the shutter button rapidly a few dozen times. This might clean up the contacts and allow the camera to work. Also, make sure the lens ring in front of the aperture ring is set to A.
  Reply With Quote

Old 03-18-2012   #5
ColSebastianMoran
Registered User
 
ColSebastianMoran's Avatar
 
ColSebastianMoran is offline
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 1,105
I wrote this article on how to test a Yashica Electro camera.

Exercising the camera may bring it back, but a GSN that has not been serviced will most always have a POD problem (Google if not familiar). There are voices on the web saying this can be a great $20 camera. I don't believe this is likely.

If the shutter moves, and the lens is clean, then get your GSN serviced, and you'll have an excellent, reliable camera for around $100.
__________________
Col. Sebastian Moran, ret. (not really)
Today I'm using Nikon & Sony NEX digital, Nikon & Contax/Yashica SLRs, and Black Yashica RFs.
Where did all these cameras come from?
  Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 20:21.


vBulletin skin developed by: eXtremepixels
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

All content on this site is Copyright Protected and owned by its respective owner. You may link to content on this site but you may not reproduce any of it in whole or part without written consent from its owner.