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Old 03-30-2017   #1
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Yashica Electro 35 GSN

I'm new to the site and am from Detroit, Michigan. I have already found some great information by browsing the forum. My first rangefinder is the Electro 35 GSN I picked up via ebay in March 2015.

It's been a great camera and is powered using the battery adapter from YashicaGuy. It's a pleasure to shoot.

It included the black Yashica carry case and lens cap. I've since added a Tele-wide finder (mostly for the classic look), Yashica Yashica Electro 35 GSN with CS-220 auto flash and a vintage 2" wide camera strap that looks just like the one Peter Parker had in the Spiderman movies (couldn't resist).

First roll I ran through it was Tmax 400

Yashica Electro 35 GSN / April 2015 by Joe Lopez, on Flickr


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Old 03-30-2017   #2
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^ Got yourself a great rangefinder , the size fit my hands quite well too , much smaller and there's no place for my fingers . Peter
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Old 03-30-2017   #3
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A very popular model in the early days of this forum...

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It's a great first rangefinder for lots of folks, Joel. Turned out to be my second one, but I like it anyways. It was one of three cameras I kept when I had to have a big sell off ten years ago.

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How many millions of keepsake images have come from this model over the years. It's a great camera.
Enjoy and welcome to the forum Joe
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Nice camera, i have one. Enjoy it!
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Have one too, with Yashicaguy adapter.
People have said it's 'heavy', but that doesn't bother me so much.

Mine sounds like a geiger counter when the light meter circuits are engaged.
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Thank you! This page seems like a great resource, I hope to be able to contribute.
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Have one too, with Yashicaguy adapter.
People have said it's 'heavy', but that doesn't bother me so much.

Mine sounds like a geiger counter when the light meter circuits are engaged.
Time to give the aperture ring a good workout, Rick. About fifty quick cycles should clean up that meter circuit.

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Joe, congrats on your GSN. Looks like a beauty!

GSN is a great camera. At this age, they all will have needed work.

I think it's a great $100 camera. I gave up on trying to find a $20 bargain.
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Joe, congrats on your GSN. Looks like a beauty!

GSN is a great camera. At this age, they all will have needed work.

I think it's a great $100 camera. I gave up on trying to find a $20 bargain.
That seems to be the online consensus. When I began searching for a sub-$100 rangefinder, the Electro 35 was a consistent contender. I ended up paying $45 shipped at the time.
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It's getting warmer out and I took the GSN out for a ride in March.
I like to think the light leaks add character rather than think I'm too lazy to fix them


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fire escape and shadows by Joe Lopez, on Flickr

Downtown Detroit in B&W by Joe Lopez, on Flickr


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Downtown Detroit by Joe Lopez, on Flickr

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Also makes great low light time AE exposures. I believe they can AE up to 30 seconds. I have one with and love it.
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Always loved my GSN too. The lens is great and the only complain I might have is the lack of any shutter speed indication. Apart from that, it is a camera that really delivers for a bargain price.


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