The Yashica Electro 35 GT

This is a shot of a Yashica Electro 35 GT by Rob McKay Photography much like my own. I have been using this camera quite a bit lately and it impresses me more every time I use it. It’s a very simple camera to use with an accurate light meter and a sharp lens. Focusing is easy with it’s rangefinder style, just align the ghosted image in the viewfinder with the actual image to ensure sharpness.

The fixed lens is 45mm with a maximum aperture of f/1.7. At this aperture, it still produces adequate sharpness for me, with nice color and contrast rendition. It shoots in aperture priority unless you wish to shoot with a flash or on the bulb setting. These can be had quite cheaply on the well known auction site. I paid a bit more than usual for mine last year as it had been CLA’d and had a lens hood. Click through for the related Flickr search on what it can do.

Here are a few of my own shots:

Backpack & Cap

Vivid Grain Inactivity

Workyard Graf II



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