I think I'm getting hooked on old cameras :-) After having so much fun with the Rolleicord I decided I wanted a classic 35mm film camera. A lot of the research I did suggested I get a vintage reangefinder camera, preferably one ffom Japan that was made in the 1970's. Turns out there are a lot of thise. But I finally settled on a camera, the Yashica Electro 35 GSN. I did some research on a few rangefinder and classic camera forums and found what seemed to be a nice example from a guy in Japan. I bought it last week and it arrived yesterday.
Here it is:
My initial impression of the camera is great. First off, it is nice and heavy, like a classic camera should be. The camera seems to be in very good shape. The cost was just over $100 with shipping. The guy I bought it from had very good feedback from others and the camera has supposedly gone through a recent CLA (clean, lube, adjust) which included replacing the seals. By the looks of the camera I think it is as advertised. I needed to pick up a battery for it and I also need to hook up one of my Canon camera straps in the interim, until I find a proper strap and case for the camera. I plan on loading up a roll of film in it this weekend and seeing if I got my money's worth.
I'll report back with the results.