Yashica electro 35 đánh giá

The Poor Man’s Leica, Classic Rangefinder Film Camera

This is the first Yashica vintage viewfinder 35mm film camera I’ve ever owned, also known as Spiderman’s camera. since I started the photography blog section, I will be giving a reviews of the classic rangefinder film camera, the Yashica Electro 35 GTN. It was not my first time using a film camera, I used snapped photos with the point và shoot film camera in the 90s during school trips at the National Zoo, museum & just for fun at trang chủ.

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I got the Yashica film camera blaông xã edition from eBay and it took about 14 days to lớn arrive sầu from Osaka, Japan khổng lồ Kuala Lumpur. The camera is in tip-top & near mint condition, there are no scratches on the toàn thân or lens. It was worth waiting as the thành quả was detained for about a week in the POS Malaysia KLIA Hub customs for duty tax.

It was a bang for the buông chồng, I got it for USD$189 including EMS shipping (estimate around MYR791 + duty tax MYR138) if you know how khổng lồ get it from a trusted film camera seller in nhật bản on eBay. It might be a little risky and cost more than buying locally because of the duty tax (if the item is more than MYR500), but with the near mind condition of the vintage camera, will definitely be a satisfying online shopping experience for me.

You will hardly find a mint condition of the blachồng GTN series in Malaysia, mostly the GSN silver version. It looks really cool to lớn have sầu one. Unboxing the film camera was the fun part. It was carefully wrapped with air bubble plastics & it came with a leather camera cover, leather strap, lens hood, & a Kenko lens filter.

Yashica Electro 35 GTN In-Depth


In light of the quality và convenience of digital cameras, there is a rare resurgence in the popularity of analogue film photography. New & old models of rangefinder cameras, such as the Yashica Electro 35 GTN, continue khổng lồ be manufactured và purchased due khổng lồ their use of film and mechanical operation. Despite its growing popularity, the transition from the ease of digital photography lớn the inconvenience of the film could be difficult.

The Electro 35 GTN is an aperture priority camera, I only have sầu lớn adjust the aperture. The shutter tốc độ will also automatically adjust depending on the aperture setting. There is also an exposure arrows indicator on top of the viewfinder.

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I chose the Yashica Electro 35 GTN because it looks stylish, vintage yet futuristic with its electronic-controlled features. In 1973, having such advanced electronic-controlled technology was regarded pretty remarkable.

The Yashica Electro 35 GTN film camera comes with a built-in 45mm F1.7 lens and it produced sharp images. The 45milimet focal length is equivalent lớn the 50mm focal length today. The 45mm lens is a “normal” focal length for a rangefinder camera. The traditional 50mm lens was also known as a “normal” focal length. The special F1.7 setting allows you to lớn take photos with a wide aperture lớn create a cinematic look, producing a shallow depth of field effect, & accentuating the subject’s contrast and colours.

When the button is half-pressed, there are exposure warnings appear in the viewfinder, indicating whether your shot will be underexposed or overexposed. The important thing to lớn take note of when using the Electro 35 GTN is that it doesn’t have sầu any built-in autofocus system lượt thích in the modern camera. Instead, I just guessed và get my subject focused with double image assist & the focus ring on the lens.

If you are looking for where to lớn find the AF on the Yashica Electro 35 GTN, the answer is it isn’t on the top or on the baông chồng lượt thích on some other cameras. There is no auto-focus for this vintage rangefinder camera & you only can bởi vì manual focus. To get sharp images, you have to lớn look inside the viewfinder of the camera. There is an indicator on the centre where you have sầu to align double images lớn get in focus.

What Battery Did I Use for The Electro 35 GTN?

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The operation of the Yashica Electro 35 GTN is very easy. All I need lớn take a good picture is to set the aperture on the camera. After setting the aperture, all I need to lớn bởi vì is point the camera towards my subject & take a picture. As a vacation photographer in KL, I love to shoot with my clients in KL’s popular sightseeing locations. Shooting portrait with a film camera is kind of unique lớn me, it brings me bachồng lớn the basic shooting style.

Chechồng out the developed photos by Darkroom8 và it was updated in the next post. Here are a few more Kodak Portra 400 street và portrait photos và some blaông xã và trắng Ilford HP5 film that were taken with the Yashica Electro 35 GTN. Hope you lượt thích them.