Yashica Electro 35 GSN Rangefinder

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by JoeLopez, Jul 3, 2017.

  1. JoeLopez

    JoeLopez FF Regular

    Jul 3, 2017
    During my dive back into 35mm film, I wanted a rangefinder. Having first looked at Nikon and recovering from sticker shock, I read a few articles leading me to the Yashica Electro 35 series. Rock solid, dependable and inexpensive, these caught my eye. I shopped on ebay for a few weeks and ran across a gem of a GSN, made the purchase and had it shipped to me for under $40. Aside from a minor light leak, it needed nothing but film as the original style battery had plenty of juice left. I've ran a few rolls through this camera and love the results. The look, smell and feel was as vintage as it gets. I've since added aYashica flash unit (yet to use myself), Yashica tele-wide finder and a camera strap that looks just like the one in the Spiderman movies :)

    I've since purchased the battery adapter from YashicaGuy to allow me to use current, more readily available, batteries. Such a nice camera.

    I love the unique clear hotshoe accessory that was included, these are very hard to find from what I've seen.

    33205657134_47673e62fb_c. New lighting gear test - Westcott Rapid Boxes by Joe Lopez, on Flickr

    30936325966_e4b524698d_c. Yashica Electro 35 GSN by Joe Lopez, on Flickr

    18153640683_97f6c5c65e_c. Yashica Electro 35 GSN 35mm rangefinder camera by Joe Lopez, on Flickr

    33311070631_452f64649a_c. Yashica Electro 35 GSN with CS-220 auto flash by Joe Lopez, on Flickr

    Here are a few favorites, see the full gallery on Flickr HERE

    17348437568_ccf561f4fd_c. Yashica Electro 35 GSN / April 2015 by Joe Lopez, on Flickr

    17509849646_b4732899db_c. Yashica Electro 35 GSN / April 2015 by Joe Lopez, on Flickr

    33690396012_e057101228_c. Downtown Detroit in B&W by Joe Lopez, on Flickr

    33690397322_d2f1306ca2_c. fire escape and shadows by Joe Lopez, on Flickr
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  2. johnson4096

    johnson4096 FF Rookie

    Aug 24, 2017
    Wonderful cameras. I owned and enjoyed one for many years.
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