Originally Posted by seagrove
When my dad passed in 1997, I was the only family member that was interested in photography so his Yashica Electro35 GS came to me. The light seals were shot so I went to my repair folks and asked if the camera was worth repairing. The old school tech looked at me and said the lens made the camera worth keeping and using. I still have it today and it still works perfectly. I have the manual, the wide & tele adapters, and my dad's original receipt when he bought it in London in 1972. Not sure who I will pass it on to.
I still have a black one in the cupboard but not used in a long time. They are a remarkable camera and I suspect quite a few people bought one based on what we saw in this thread all those years ago.
It always amazes me when this thread resurfaces on the main page ... it's a reminder of what it was like here back at RFF in 2007 when Avotious posted those images. It was a smallish forum and not owned by the current owner ... we all loved FSUs and it was littered with some fascinating characters. The day this thread vanishes I'll know RFF is 'done!'