Yashica “J” Series of 35mm SLRs – 1960s

The Yashica ‘J’ series of 35mm SLR film cameras. Top body is the J-7, next is the J-4, then the J-5 and finally the first one in the series the J-3. These were heavyweight cameras in their day…the best (for the most part) that Yashica produced from their factory in Nagano Prefecture (Shimosuwa).

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Produced in 1962 to around 1967 to early 1968. The black body J-3 was Yashica’s first 35mm SLR ‘Pro Black’ camera. They were released in the following order… J-3, J-5, J-4 and J-7. These cameras feature lots of brass and glass. They also represent Yashica’s first SLRs with built-in exposure meters. TTL exposure metering was just around the corner for Yashica after the release of the J-7 in the form of the TL Super.

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The J-5 was super popular in the mid 1960s.

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Another tough one in the series to find complete and in mint condition.

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One of the harder ones in the series to find in mint condition.

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A J-3 all set for just about anything.

Thanks for your visit.

Chris

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I See Mickey!

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And Minnie too!

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And Mr. Potato Head!

 

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And Peter Pan!

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And Mrs. Potato Head and Etch!

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And those Frozen Girls!

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OK I’m done now! Whew!

At Walt Disney World.

Camera: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W170 and Samsung Galaxy S4

Chris and Carol ^.^