Camera of the Week - Yashica Electro 35 GSN Rangefinder November 01 2022, 0 Comments
This weeks camera is Yashica's Electro 35 GSN. This popular 35mm rangefinder film camera sold thousands in the the 1960' and 1970's. The GSN version was manufactured from 1973-1977.
A rangefinder film camera does not focus through the lens like a typical 35mm camera. There is a split image in the viewfinder that you bring together to focus on your subject. This makes them quieter and lighter than an equivalent 35mm SLR.
An aperture priority camera, you set the aperture and it sets the electronic shutter speed. Shutter speeds vary from 1/500 to up to 30 seconds.
As you can guess from it's name the Electro 35 film camera uses a battery to power the meter and the electronic leaf shutter. Since the mercury battery is used is no longer made there is a battery adapter and battery that comes with the camera. The LR44 battery is generally available in hardware and other stores selling batteries, and works well with the adapter.
The Electro 35 has an over/under built in light meter, and a battery and battery conversion adapter are included, with this camera.
Solid metal construction make this a tough vintage film camera and a hot shoe allows flash use.
The two we have in stock are in great condition.
Use the code ELECTRO35 to get a 10% discount on the two we currently have.