The Fasinating World of Yashica Photography

A short history of one of the most dynamic and innovative camera manufacturers in Japan during the decades of the 1950s and 1960s.

An amazing start-up before there were start-ups! In less than a decade, the Yashica Company of Tokyo, Japan, became a major player in the field of high quality, low-priced photographic equipment and cameras in the international marketplace. Competing against literally hundreds of other newcomers and established camera manufacturers, Yashica rose to market dominance by 1960.


Back when Yashica was Yashima. Yashica’s second TLR in a long line of twin-lens reflex cameras.

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