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1964. 35mm film, SLR camera.

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Yashica: Yashica J-5 camera

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Condition Price
 2003-02-28
 B
 $88
 2002-01-01
 B
 ~$17
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by bill339 » Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:58 am

The Yashica J-5 is a 35mm SLR camera with a built-in CdS cell light meter and was introduced in 1964. The camera was a little like the Minolta SR-7 of 1962 but of course, it differed in some details, especially the lens mount. Both cameras had a battery powered meter coupled to the shutter speed setting, with CdS photoresistor which looked through a separate bull's eye and didn't measure thru the lens yet. The J-5 camera has a focal plane shutter that supports speeds from 1/2 second to 1/1000 of second plus Bulb. It has an M42 screw lens mount, self-timer, single action film advance lever, fold down rewind crank, optical viewfinder, light meter off switch with high light plus low light setting, can use ASA film from 12 to 800, and has neck strap attach points on either side of the camera. On the front of the camera at the right of the lens mount are two flash synchro terminals (FP and X) and on the bottom is the battery compartment for the 625A battery for the light meter. Original list price in 1964 with a Yashinon f/1.8 lens was $175 and with a DX f/1.4 lens was $225.

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