Yashica YF – aka Fair-Way, 35 YF Nicca

A bunch of ways to identify the same camera from Yashica. One of the few cameras that made it to the marketplace with both the Yashica and the Nicca names. Yashica had just acquired the Nicca Camera Company in 1958 and this was the last interchangeable lens 35mm rangefinder camera from both.

This is a picture from my archives that was found on the web some time ago. The main reason for including it on the blog is that few (myself included) have ever seen the original presentation box before. This box is in wonderful condition and gives us a glimpse into Yashica’s marketing in 1959. The box has Yashica, YF and Nicca but not the “Fair-Way” name as it was sometimes referred to in Japan.

Nicca-Yashica YF Box 2

Nicca-Yashica YF BoxIMG_20181017_0007 logo

I hope to add a YF to my collection shortly and I’ll be sure to post about my impressions of it here.

Thanks for stopping by and of course my camera shop is always open at http://www.ccstudio2380.com – Chris

5 thoughts on “Yashica YF – aka Fair-Way, 35 YF Nicca

  1. That’s great to hear. I finally got one for myself but after a recent buying spree, I haven’t had the time to shoot a roll with it. I sure like your box! It looks to be in mint condition and knowing how easily they fail with age you have the best older Yashica box I’ve ever seen. Regards, Chris


    1. Hi. Some time ago I got rid of my Leicas in favor of Nikon rangefinders, Contax and… Ok, you can throw tomatoes at me, but what sparkled the Contax style fever on me was the purchase of a new in box Kiev 4aM. After that, Leica never looked the same for me. So I keep only a MDa (for the Visoflex) and the Yashica YF (I also have a m39 Viso for it), but I regard this as good as my gone M4P and much more simple tho service when it will be in need of.


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