THE TOP FIVE HITS
1 yaShICa Mat 124g 1970
enduringly popular because of its price, quality and reliability which made it an affordable entry-point into medium format photography, Yashica’s last 6x6cm Tlr model stayed in production until 1986.
2 yaShICa aUto FoCUS Motor 1981
one of the first fully automatic 35mm compact cameras, the auto focus motor is greatgranddaddy to a long line of Yashica 35mm compacts which lasted until the company’s demise in 2005.
3 yaShICa FX-70 QUartZ 1983
during the late 1970s and into the 1980s, Yashica and contax 35mm slrs were developed alongside each other and, of course, shared the same lens mount so the former benefited from technologies such as quartz-timing for the electronic shutters.
4 yaShICa FX-3 2000 1986
another long-serving Yashica camera, the fX-3 super 2000 – so named because its top shutter speed was 1/2000 second – remained in production until 2002. Yashica’s budget 35mm slr line outlived its autofocus system by many years.
5 yaShICa SaMUraI X3.0 1987
The half-frame 35mm format was revived for Yashica’s tilt at the ‘bridge’ camera concept and allowed for a much more compact design than those from chinon and ricoh.