Welcome to the third instalment of Film Friday!. this week we’re going to be looking at my Yashica Electro-35 GT. A 35mm Rangefinder camera.
The Yashica Electro-35 GT is a 35mm, Rangefinder camera. Manufactured by Yashica in Japan between DATE and DATE.
The camera works on an aperture priority basis, where the photographer selects an aperture for the image, and the light meter will select the appropriate shutter speed. in the case that the aperture is to wide, the camera will indicate that the image will be over exposed. And in the case of there not being enough light, the camera will indicate that a slower shutter speed is being used.
The camera is really solid in the hand. It is a little unusual to shoot due to the aperture priority.
But once you get used to it it is a real pleasure to use.
The lens is fast, with a f1.7 aperture. It has a fixed focal length of 45mm, but they did make dedicated lenses and viewfinders for wide angle and telephoto photography.
What I love about this camera is the design. Ergonomically, it’s just beautiful. Everything is where you want it to be, and the icing on the cake is that it also sports a handy shutter lock to prevent you losing valuable shots because the camera has fired in your bag.
I’ve recently come back from a trip to Barcelona where I fired my first roll of colour film on this camera. Results to follow soon 🙂
If one ever crosses your path, I suggest buying it. I paid £25 for mine in a vintage market. you won’t regret it =]