The lead-in and zebra pattern of the scale are also very similar to the third type top camera above and image below right which arrived between July and September 1959, the main difference being the pointer which was originally black with the tip of the point sitting above the scale, whereas with the third type, the pointer is red and the tip sits flush with the edge. The same change occurred on the Yashica 35 in March 1960. Half-frame camera aside, what really drew me to this camera was how strange and distinctive it looks. The following are the serial number schema of found examples. The table tells us a number of things.
After 1983, all Yashica brand cameras were marketed by Kyocera Kyoto Ceramics , which also made newer Contax cameras. Kyocera also began to offer various cameras with the Kyocera nameplate for buyers in Japan, while subsuming the old Yashica into its new corporate identity. Your product might be in need of repair. The unique T-shaped protrusion on the right side of the body gives you a secure, and for me a very comfortable, grip on the camera. Verified The 'red eye' phenomenon is caused by too much light in too little time getting to eyes of the people in the picture. Country 595001x Note, to understand how the year codes work, refer to the Yashica 35 serial number table further above.
The type A text on the front looks like what Chris Whelan and I allege might be the earlier Zunow version. Couldn't find the manual that you were looking for? Both spot metering and center-weighted metering were available for exposure control, and backlight compensation is also present. The one point of contention I did have for the grip is that it forces you to cock your wrist in a certain way, where taking a horizontal photo is the more uncomfortable position, versus a vertical shooting orientation. Working with the center spot, you simply point it at the area on which you wish to focus and meter. The Yashica Guide, A Modern Camera Guide Series Book. Please try our search function first. These put hard markers on the timeline and as the next section will demonstrate, there are far more trim variations than might be imagined.
Alexander Porsche Group was hired to complete an ergonomic and styling study of the new camera. In 1957, Yashima founded Yashica, Inc. This camera manual library is for reference and historical purposes, all rights reserved. The Camera The Yashica 35 is a solidly constructed, substantial, mostly glass and metal full manual camera without exposure meter. In 1973 the Contax name was licensed to the Japanese maker by to create a prestigious brand of 35mm cameras and interchangeable in cooperation with the German company. In other respects, the two models were identical. Having had my old fart's gripe, nice shots! How do you maintain a T4 camera? While the Yashimaflex used lenses labeled Tri-Lausar, successive models used Yashikor and Yashinon lenses.
The company continued to expand its international markets, and in August 1968, Yashica finally acquired its lens manufacturer, the Tomioka Optical and Machine Manufacturing Co. Only problem was when the rolls were occasionally given to a photo place to develop and print. The cameras were noteworthy for their advanced electronics. Initially, the merger resulted in few outward changes. However, it is most assuredly a budget model. Rather than a fixed pointer on an attached plate, the whole plate moves to indicate whether the shutter is uncocked left image or cocked right image. Although lacking innovation in comparison to some contemporary models, most commentators regard the Yashica 35 as a well designed, quality camera.
As always, I read about the 1. Bjorn, thanks for the article. The lens in the table is one of two different lenses identified in the manual so it may, or may not, match the camera in the table. If a Yashica 35 was made in January 1961, its serial number would be F 101xxxx. Explore the Features of a Yashica 35mm T4 Camera Yashica began manufacturing photography equipment in 1949, and Kyocera marketed their products from 1983 to 2005.
But why stop at regular old 35mm when trying to save weight? And after trying several various half-frame cameras, I contradictorily ended up with one of the largest ones available, with the Samurai X3. At the same time, the second type focus lever became all black: Left image courtesy of Chris Whelan, right detail from larger web image Following Models It seems that the Yashica 35 remained in production whilst the next 2 models were released, in fact for most of their lives as well. The center prong of the T fits between your fingers, the bar rests against the backs of your fingers for a solid grip, and this whole configuration places your index finger right on the shutter button. Having not found a strong market demand for these, Kyocera switched its production to 'point and shoot' cameras made in Hong Kong. Archived from on 27 March 2010.
If Yashica had any sort of outside assistance or partnership in the development, it would unlikely have been struggling Nicca as its models had little in common with a rangefinder camera with fixed lens and in-lens leaf shutter. How can I prevent 'red eyes' in my pictures? I agree, there's something about this camera that makes me think I'll be holding onto it for quite a while. Which 800 Kodak film was this, Portra, Max,. At that time, Kyocera's new camera division took over responsibility for production of all Contax and Yashica branded cameras, eventually introducing cameras under its own name, as well as contracting production of other models to outside manufacturers, such as. This model also allowed the simple conversion from 120 roll film to 220 roll film. Anyone want to buy one! If you are searching for a particular model on eBay, knowing what variations you might find could help you choose the one that meets your needs. Content provided for informational purposes only.
This uniquely little, albeit somewhat big, camera is a half-frame 35mm film camera, meaning that instead of taking 24 x 36mm images, it records 17 x 24mm images. Most half-frame cameras, besides the well-known Olympus Pen F, are simple viewfinder cameras with fixed prime lenses. The Nicca acquisition was fortuitous, as the designs acquired assisted Yashica in expanding its product line into advanced 35mm rangefinder cameras. Most people think I am taking movies. There may be other Tomioka made examples as well.