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Old 10-24-2009   #1
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let's see your yashica rf

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Old 10-24-2009   #2
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Here's a bunch, all of the same camera

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Old 10-24-2009   #5
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Focused without glasses so there's some error seen at larger aperture. Sorry, no rangefinder though same breed.
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Old 10-24-2009   #6
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Old 10-25-2009   #7
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Sadly, the GT is 10-7 with a cruddy focus ring.
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Old 11-04-2009   #9
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Old 11-06-2009   #10
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Here we are!

Here is my GS, GT, and CC
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Old 11-06-2009   #11
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This one belongs to the chica in the photo. GTS I think it is.
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The 3 earliest models
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Old 11-06-2009   #13
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Yashica new that not everyone could afford a Lynx or Minister. The cheap and Cheerful J has limited features (Copal 1/25-1/300 + B shutter, Yashinon 45/2.8 lens, manually set film counter, no meter) but its heart is honest and simple. It also retains the Minister's smooth shutter release and good ergonomics and solid build.

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Old 11-07-2009   #14
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Yashica new that not everyone could afford a Lynx or Minister. The cheap and Cheerful J has limited features (Copal 1/25-1/300 + B shutter, Yashinon 45/2.8 lens, manually set film counter, no meter) but its heart is honest and simple. It also retains the Minister's smooth shutter release and good ergonomics and solid build.
interesting story and picture,
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that is a nice photo of two lovely ones :-)
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Old 11-13-2009   #15
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and the lynx

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Old 01-21-2010   #18
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my Yashica... not the best in line but i like it

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my 3rd eye (:
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Listed in Classified if anyone interested !!! I have to let go this beauty for more Zuiko lens ...
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Electro 35 GSN
Old 01-31-2010   #24
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A leaky sealed GSN that I must get round to sorting out

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my minister
Old 02-26-2010   #27
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my minister

this is my yashica minister.
have a couple of w questions, on the to next to the film winder is the asa lav dial, how do i set asa?? i really cant see the digits as they are so small.
also can anyone tell me right in front of the asa diel on the front is a little frost glass window< which apears to be looose on ine. is this a built in light metere? and if so if its broken can i just use a hand held light meter??
thanks donnnnnny
ps is there anywhere i can buy a users manual
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Yes, the window in the front is for the meter. Whether it seems to be working or not, I always recommend the use of a hand held meter with any classic camera and to not trust any built in meter. They may be working fine today and go south tomorrow leaving you with a roll of dead pictures.

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Old 03-03-2010   #31
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Electro 35 GSN


Same Electro 35 GSN


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Hey donnnnnny,

it's funny, but I never saw this Minister before. Could you upload some more pics of it, maybe a clouse-up shots of lens/front?

Thank you much in advance!





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this is my yashica minister.
have a couple of w questions, on the to next to the film winder is the asa lav dial, how do i set asa?? i really cant see the digits as they are so small.
also can anyone tell me right in front of the asa diel on the front is a little frost glass window< which apears to be looose on ine. is this a built in light metere? and if so if its broken can i just use a hand held light meter??
thanks donnnnnny
ps is there anywhere i can buy a users manual

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Old 03-04-2010   #33
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Somehow I've ended up with all of these already.

From left:
  • 1960 Lynx 1000 (arrived this morning, stuck advance lever and the framelines + rangefinder patch like to shoot off out of the view of the viewfinder if you turn the camera on its side, will take a look inside it tomorrow).
  • 1963 Minister D, swabbed the shutter with lighter fluid for two weeks straight until it started working, but put two rolls through it and it's been fine. Really fun to use.
  • Immaculate, but POD'd, 1970 Electro GS. Feels really solid and tight. I think it wasn't used very much or often before it POD'd, then got boxed up and left in a cupboard for years. Hope the microsurgery method will be successful.

All cost me next to nothing and came with cases. I like the Minister D best so far, although tonight at a yakitori bar in town it would've been more useful to have either the Lynx or Electro; f2.8 wasn't quite enough for available light.
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Old 03-15-2010   #34
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Lens took from YASHICA Electro 35 GSN adapter to Olympus Pen E-P1


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...??? How is that posible? Could you please provide more pics of the adapter itself? I'm totally intrigued!
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...??? How is that posible? Could you please provide more pics of the adapter itself? I'm totally intrigued!
I think you saw those images from my flickr already.
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Old 04-15-2010   #38
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How about this one?



I got this camera on the big auction site recently for $20. It was advertised as being "non-working", but with a little patience and a few tools I was able to bring it back to life.



If cameras could talk, few would have as much to say as this one. Besides the wear on the outside, the paint is worn off inside the camera from countless rolls of film loaded and unloaded, and the pressure plate has film marks on it.

One of the best things about this camera is the silky-smooth operation. I've now had more than a dozen of these CC/CCN cameras, but none of them are anywhere near as smooth as this one.

I have been using a minty black GX as my carry-around Yashica, but I think I'll put that one up for sale on eBay and carry this one. I doubt I'll ever use it as much as it's former owner, but it wouldn't have been used so much if it hadn't been any good.
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One of the best things about this camera is the silky-smooth operation. I've now had more than a dozen of these CC/CCN cameras, but none of them are anywhere near as smooth as this one.
Bingo! That's how cameras should look like. May it be that smoothness Leica users like to mention comes after using camera like this - each day, year around? Probably after they buy single not too cheap camera, they don't waste themselves buying and trying to use too many cameras, so they get to state where smoothness takes over exterior.

It reminds me a Doc from "The Cars" - not too shiny, no stickers, no fancy look, but reliablity and years and years of experience behind.
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An interesting thing about this old CCN is that there is no "wide" emblem attached to the front. It doesn't appear to have been tampered with (the solder on the PC socket inside the upper housing appears original), and lately I'm finding a lot of variety in these cameras. Some of them have a pouch on the back for a ASA-DIN conversion card, others don't. Some come with an aluminum winding lever nut, others are made of brass. Some come with door seals on the latch side, others don't. And in the case of the GX, I just got one with a metal film box lid holder on the back door. Of the 6 or 7 GX cameras I've had, this is the only one with that feature.

The only real problem that I've had with some of these cameras is that the light cell is occasionally bad. It's easy to get access to all the important parts for service, but it's often hard to track down certain problems. I got another CC and CCN today, the CCN worked fine, but the CC had a slow shutter. A couple drops of oil in the shutter release linkage solved the problem, and now it works fine as well.

Anyway, I loaded a roll of Neopan in the above-pictured CCN, and I hope to go out and get some pictures once the rain stops.
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