Review: Yashica Y35 (The Camera for a Digital Photographer to Step Up to Film With)

The Yashica Y35 isn’t to terrible of a camera; but it’s surely difficult to wrap your head around.

I purposely have taken my time reviewing the Yashica Y35 to figure out if it’s really as bad an awful of a camera as some folks are making it out to be. For the uninitiated, the Yashica Y35 is a camera that was funded and created off of Kickstarter. This isn’t the original Yashica, but instead a Hong Kong company who took it over and decided to create something fundamentally different from most other cameras out there. To emulate the look, feel, and experience of film cameras the company created a camera that doesn’t have a back LCD screen and that requires you to buy film packs to get a different look. Then you plug your SD card into the camera and get the images. On top of that, you’ll need to shoot then advance the film lever, and only then can you shoot again.

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The Yashica Y35 DigiFilm Camera Is Most Likely Getting a Bigger Sensor

The Yashica Y35 is being finely tuned to make it a better camera

I wasn’t so sure it would actually happen, but it indeed really is: the Yashica Y35 digifilm camera will most likely get a bigger sensor. In a Kickstarter update, Yashica announced that they figured out a way to give the camera a bigger sensor and a better lens. These are some of the things backers wanted. Indeed, Yashica is answering the call, but perhaps not in the way everyone wanted.

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The Yashica Y35 Officially Gets An Upgrade to an F2 Lens

They did it! The Yashica Y35 is getting an upgrade

Good news for backers of the Yashica Y35 camera–it’s getting a lens upgrade. The new lens is something that the company announced would be possible after hitting a specific stretch goal and on top of that they’re adding in what they’re calling a 4G lens. We’re not exactly sure what that means and the comments on the update shows equal amounts of confusion as well.

At this point, if you were complaining about the camera, there really is less reasons to do so now–especially at the stupid low price point.

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The Yashica Y35 Digital Camera Could Come With a Metal Body and a Larger Sensor

The Yashica Y35 has been receiving a whole lot of traction and updates as of late, with the team behind the project being very responsive to comments and to backers. But recently, they’ve taken a short break due to some further developments. After announcing their stretch goal of getting the camera’s lens to f2, they also announced in a recent Kickstarter update that the camera may have a metal body and that they’re exploring the possibility of a larger camera sensor. These are some of the things a lot of photographers have been complaining about, and I honestly feel that if the camera had an APS-C or full frame sensor but still used the DigiFilm format then less people would be complaining on the internet about a product they haven’t yet tried.

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If the Yashica Y35 DigiFilm Camera Gets HK$ 9M, The Lens Will Be Upgraded to F2

Well, the Yashica Y35 DigiFilm Camera is improving for sure!

In a recent Kickstarter update announced by Yashica, their Yashica Y35 digiFilm camera is getting an upgrade as per what’s being mandated by their stretch goal. According to the update, the cameras are being updated from f2.8 lenses to f2 equivalents; and this will only happen if they reach HK$ 9,000,000. They’re honestly not far off from that goal as it is. For photographers who shoot in lower lit situations, this is fantastic news. It also just makes sense as the sensor is about the size of a traditional digital point and shoot camera’s yet the lens is superseded by optics made for phones in some ways. But now that the lens is being upgraded to f2, there’s a lot more going for it.

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