twosday 2 fer – Random Yashica

A couple of images were recently “discovered” in my image files.

Yashica Pentamatic ’35’ – 1960

The Yashica Pentamatic ’35’ was Yashica’s first 35mm SLR. Designed with the assistance of Nicca camera which Yashica acquired in 1958.

Yashica Flex S and Minicam flash – 1956

The Yashica Flex S was the first TLR (twin-lens reflex) to have an attached but uncoupled exposure meter attached. The Minicam flash was a very popular flash unit in the mid-1950s.

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2 thoughts on “twosday 2 fer – Random Yashica

  1. Awesome-thanks for sharing these. For years I tossed flash stuff away (I’ll never use this)-now I wish I hadn’t. Like ever ready cases-just ‘in the way’ in1970-but now I’m glad to have them protecting my cameras (especially in a dry climate like So.Cal)

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    1. Thanks, Kurt. I like collecting these wonderful bits of photographic history. I agree, many of my current cameras owe their good looks to the hard-working leather cases that kept them protected while I bounced around the world.


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