Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Image not available

To view this video download Flash Player



4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Available from these sellers.

Product Description


Product Details

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The little camera that could. September 15, 2012
I got this camera back in 1988 as my very first camera, with my very own money that I saved up, so that I could take part in a Photography Course in College. It was about $300 back then and it came with a 50mm Yashica lens and Yashica flash too. I served me well over the 11 years I used it. It was very reliable and never broke down or malfunction.

It was an all-manual camera and for most, this scared them off, since there were other cameras out there with automatic features. Yet I needed a camera that could do manual, so I chose this one. It never let me down.

Today, some professionals will admit, this is a good film-camera, because they know that it is really the glass that makes the image, not the camera.

I did managed to drop mine from about two feet up from my tripod onto concrete floor, after about 3 years of owning it, but it never stopped giving me great captures. The plastic housing at the base is damaged, but it still works -- that's a testament to quality right there. After about 11 years, the film advance lever finally started giving me issues, but I found with light tapping of the camera on a hard surface, it would allow the film lever to be freed and the film could be advanced (again, without any issues to the film).

It was at that point that I upgraded to the Minolta 35mm system, but I still have that old Yashica, still works, but I hardly use it now.

I gave it a 4 star rating, mainly because the film-advance lever failed after only 11 years, and I don't see the need to get it repaired since the digital age is here. All in all, it is a good camera if you still have one, have taken better care of it than I have. It is a true work-horse.

If you buy this one for sale on Amazon, for mere hobby or novelty, you won't be disappointed.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
5.0 out of 5 stars Camera is awesome! October 15, 2013
Verified Purchase
Love it! Works perfectlly and i have results to show for it in my photography portfolio already! Thanks a lot.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Search Customer Reviews
Search these reviews only