Yashica Electro 35 GTN 35mm Rangefinder Film Camera
Yashica Electro 35 GTN 35mm Rangefinder Film Camera
Yashica Electro 35 GTN 35mm Rangefinder Film Camera
Yashica Electro 35 GTN 35mm Rangefinder Film Camera
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Yashica Electro 35 GTN 35mm Rangefinder Film Camera

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In 1966 Yashica introduced the Electro 35, the first of a very successful line of automatic exposure 35mm rangefinder cameraswith fixed Yashinon lenses. A black model was also sold as the Yashica Electro 35 Professional. The rangefinder is coupled to the focusing ring and the viewfinder is parallax corrected. The front ring of the lens be used to select A for aperture priorityexposure, B for bulb or a arrow symbol for flash. The shutter has a stepless automatic shutter with speeds from 30 seconds to 1/500s. Metering is with a CdS cell and done by half depressing the shutter release button. This shutter release button also has a lock and a screw-in cable release socket.

Together with its rare sister camera Yashica Electro half (introduced already in 1965) it is a milestone in exposure automation technology. It was the first implementation of an electronically controlled shutter combined with aperture priority exposure automation. In fact, without the battery the shutter would only run at its fastest speed of 1/500s and a manual selection of the shutter speed was not foreseen. Only B (bulb) and X (flash, 1/30s) could be chosen manually. However, even this speeds were controlled electronically.

When the shutter speed for the aperture selected is lower than 1/30s, the viewfinder shows an orange arrow pointing left and an orange light is displayed on the top of the camera. Similarly, when the shutter speed would have to be faster than 1/500s the viewfinder shows a right pointing arrow and there is a red control light on the top. Either situation can often be solved by changing the aperture, but anyway the shutter will still fire. With the underexposed indication on, the photographer may consider using a tripod.

 

 

GTN - 1973 

Extra from other models

+ hot shoe

ISO 25-1000