Film Yashica Electro 35 GSN Rangefinder


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.

New lighting gear test - Westcott Rapid Boxes
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Yashica Electro 35 GSN
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Yashica Electro 35 GSN 35mm rangefinder camera
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Yashica Electro 35 GSN with CS-220 auto flash
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Here are a few favorites, see the full gallery on Flickr HERE

Yashica Electro 35 GSN / April 2015
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Yashica Electro 35 GSN / April 2015
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Downtown Detroit in B&W
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fire escape and shadows
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