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Rich Silfver
05-29-2004, 14:03
Even though I've never been a strong fan of the Yashica G-line, I must say....this one IS pretty....

digitalox
05-29-2004, 21:11
There's one for sale at KEH if anyones interested.

http://www.keh.com/shop/SHOWPRODUCT.CFM?CRID=7775603&SKID=AT0499906195904&SID=newused&BID=AT&CID=04&SOID=N&curpic=0&dpsp=0

Brian Sweeney
05-30-2004, 05:58
$254! Talk about the "I don't get no respect" category! Weren't there about 10 of these made? Nikon cranked out almost 10,000 S3-2000's and most will never have film in them because the owners are to afraid of putting on a scratch that will "depreciate" their investment!

SolaresLarrave
05-30-2004, 06:28
I read somewhere (either at Gandy's or Yashica Guy's website) that these cameras were made to reward Yashica dealers. Also that their golden interior causes reflections and thus ruins the film.

Imagine this one in lizard skin!! :)

Doug
05-30-2004, 13:26
Lizard skin sounds very appropriate! Golden interior too???? That seems to say it wasn't made to be used.

I have to fight the urge to collect (I sympathize with those of you sadly hooked!), but somehow I can't work up interest in items intended from the start for collecting.

JohnM
06-03-2004, 05:29
That camera might be one of a kind; they made 15 gold GTN's for various reasons, but they only made one gold GTN with the gold buckskin covering. (The matching gold shutters reduce your choice of film to monochromatics.)

If that's it, it's one in 8,000,000 - it was given to the dealer who ordered the 5 millionth G-series Yashica rangefinder.