Yashica Electro 35: The Yashica Camera You Should Buy Today

The Yashica Electro 35 is something more like what many photographers were hoping for

One good thing that the heat of the Yashica digiFILM brouhaha has brought would probably be a renewed love or interest for the Yashica cameras of the previous decades. One such camera is the Yashica Electro 35, a rangefinder line that that is still sought after and loved by beginners and long-time film photographers today.

The Yashica Electro 35 GSN (chrome) and GTN (black) models have been particularly popular with the analog resurgence, but they were the last models introduced by Yashica in 1973. All the Electro 35 cameras came with a coupled and fixed f1.7 45mm lens. The Electro 35 GSN was particularly thrust into the limelight when it made an appearance as Peter Parker’s camera in The Amazing Spider-Man (2012).

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Vintage Camera Review: Yashica Electro 35 GTN

If you play with film (and many of you readers do) you’ve probably been aware of the Yashica Electro 35 GTN at some point or another. It’s not the more famous Yashica Electro 35 GSN, but according to photographer Ade Torrent, it’s still quite a beaut.

Ade runs the Old Cameras YouTube channel and he prefers the Yashica Electro 35 GTN and an Olympus rangefinder. However, we thinks it’s a bit large. The camera has a fixed lens with an f1.7 aperture and a 45mm focal length  It’s also an aperture priority only camera.

His channel reviews vintage cameras, does giveaways, etc. And the video on the GTN, which is after the jump, is very worth the view.

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