Hi! Mickey Mouse by Fujifilm – 1996

New arrival at our store! Straight from a collector in Japan – this cool little compact P&S from Fujifilm.

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These are nearly impossible to find outside of Japan as they were only licensed by the Walt Disney Company to Fuji Photo Co., Ltd. with the Fujifilm brand on it. This one was sold at the Mitsukoshi department store in Tokyo.

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More to come on this one soon – we have the original box and all papers and it’s never been used!

Thanks for your visit!

Be sure to stop by https://www.ccstudio2380.com

Chris ^.^

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Our Camera Store – www.ccstudio2380.com

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We feature a nice selection of super hard to find vintage film cameras, modern classics, and unique accessories. We’re running a special sale for our readers this month – check it out!

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 If you’ve ever wanted to get into or return to film photography then here’s a great chance to purchase quality cameras that have been fully tested and are guaranteed to work right out of the box!

Don’t take chances with suspect quality cameras from unknown sellers – Carol and I have been involved in photography for over 45 years and have been active buyers and sellers of photo gear for over 20 years.

We ship super fast and secure… often the same day as your purchase!

If you’ve got a special request drop us a note at chriscarol@ccstudio2380.com

Thanks for stopping by!

C&C ^.^

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Always a Favorite – Asahi Pentax H2

Always a favorite with us the Asahi Pentax H2 – we like the clean lines and simple straightforward design. The H2 uses M42 mount lenses but can’t use all of the M42’s out there. Some Yashica and Fujinon M42 mounts aren’t always a good fit.

Here’s one from around mid-1960 

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If you can find a nice working H2 or S2 then we highly recommend it for your collection. They’re as manual as they come – no built-in exposure meter and a top shutter speed of only 1/500th of a second but their classic design win the day out in the field.

Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to visit our online store at https://www.ccstudio2380.com

C&C ^.^

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Happy FUNday!

The end of a long work week (for some) and the start of a busy and fun weekend (for some). We hope to get out and about this weekend for some picture taking as we’ve got two cameras loaded with film and ready to go.

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Ash in the studio having some fun!

The two film cameras we’re looking to use this weekend? How about a c1956 Nicca S-3 rangefinder and a 1998 Yashica-Kyocera Profile 4000ix APS camera! The Nicca has some Fujicolor 800 loaded and the Yashica has Fujifilm 200 expired APS film.

We’ll post our pics as soon as we can.

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The Fujifilm 200 APS film cartridge being loaded in the Yashica Profile.

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The decidedly weird Yashica Profile.

Thanks for stopping by!

C&C ^.^

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WPC – Weathered

I find my photography tends to skew towards – weathered “things”, natural and man-made. Here’s a small sample –

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Iron, Rust, Wood

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Mossy Post

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Sun Blasted Train

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“I see a red door and I want it painted black”

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Weathered Bricks – Fujica GS 690 on Fujifilm Neopan Acros 100

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Rock On my Weathered Friend

Many thanks to the fine City of Fernandina Beach, Florida – Amelia Island, for providing such a rich palette of weathered things for me to photograph. All of these images were taken within a 3 block area of the Historic District downtown.

Thanks for stopping by!

Chris

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Camera as Sculpture

An absolutely stunning camera straight out of the late 1990s – just before the digital revolution took firm hold and sleek camcorders were all the rage. A Yashica-Kyocera Profile 4000ix Zoom APS film camera.

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Yashica Profile 4000ix 30-120mm 4x Zoom APS Film Camera in Blue Pearl – 1998

Actually has a glass aspheric lens made by Kyocera. The APS could format 3 image sizes – C – Classic 4×6     H – HDTV 4×7    P – Panorama 4×12

Takes (1) easy to find CR123A 3v lithium battery and still available (although expired) APS film that can still be developed by many online photo labs. Autofocus, Autoexposure, Red-Eye Reduction and 5 Mode Auto Flash.

It features a crazy design and is super small but it fits your hand quite well. If you want to give APS film a try we highly recommend that you find a Profile 4000ix as your camera platform. Don’t confuse this model with the 35mm half-frame Yashica Samurai. Yashica did make an APS camera just like this one and called it the Samurai just to confuse the heck out of everyone and then quickly adopted the Profile name.

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It has a nice bright viewfinder that changes with zoom. The reputation of this camera is good with most people liking the images that are produced. Remember, APS images take a bit to get used to and we recommend that you not have the lab print your images and instead have them scanned. Since APS film is no longer produced what is available has all expired so look for the film with the latest dates on it (I think I just got some “new” Fujifilm 200 with an expiration of 2007).

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Thanks for stopping by and be sure to share your APS experiences with us here on the blog!

C&C ^.^

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No Longer ‘YashicaChris’ – now Chris and Carol

We’ve decided to change the names on our blog to better represent ourselves ^.^

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We are Chris and Carol and we thank our many followers and the many visitors to our little blog – we had nearly 28,000 views in 2017 and that just blows our minds! Yes, we’re die-hard Mets fans. If you’re gonna root for a team you better be in it for the long haul – through the ups and downs, good times and bad.

We’re about to celebrate 44 years of marriage! Woo Hoo us!

Thanks for sticking with our blog and showing us some love!

All the best to our great readers!

C&C ^.^

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Yashica Day! ヤシカ

Hey, it’s Yashica Day every day!

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Still one of our all-time favorite Yashicas – the Yashica J-3 in pro-black. Just a handsome camera. It was Yashica’s first SLR in black.

Thanks for your visit!

Chris

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Canon ELPH Jr. – 1997

Canon ELPH Jr. APS point & shoot ultra-compact camera – September 1997

This camera set is available at our online store at https://www.ccstudio2380.com

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Ultra tiny camera from Canon near the start of the APS introduction. It may have had a list price of $299.00 !!! That’s some serious coin even by today’s standards!

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It’s a solid, well-designed camera with a crazy amount of features packed into such a small lightweight camera.

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APS film is still readily available today and can be developed and scanned by the top online processors. We’ve never used an APS camera so we’ll give this one a try. I’d like to check out the panorama format plus this camera has a relatively fast f2.8 wide angle lens.

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A scan from the instruction booklet – specs

 

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Samsung Galaxy S8+ vs. Canon ELPH Jr.

 

 

Have you used an APS camera in the past? If so, let us know what brand and model and if you were happy with it. Thanks a bunch!

Chris

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Fujifilm Endeavor 310ix Zoom – Compact APS Film Camera

Another “Modern Classic” and “Plastic Fantastic” from the late 1990s. These sophisticated cameras became the mainstay of the industry before the onslaught of the first wave of useful low-end digital cameras.

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Part of Fuji Photo’s popular Endeavor series of APS cameras. The 310ix is equipped with a Super-EBC Fujinon 24-70mm power zoom lens and a host of other advanced features typically only found in the APS format.

This wonderful camera is in its original straight from the factory condition – never used and fully working.

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Some of the accessories that are included in this kit are a Fujifilm branded camera cloth in its bright “Fujifilm green”, a remote control that could be attached to the neck strap and used to fire the shutter, nylon neck strap, complete instruction booklet and a roll of Fujicolor 200 APS film (expired 2000).

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The camera takes (1) CR123A battery which also provides power to the date/time and title functions. Here you can see part of the keypad used to set the printing functions.

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One of the functions of this camera is the ability to change film mid-roll and to switch to panorama mode. It has a solid feel to it with some heft and the build quality seems strong. APS films are no longer made but there are plenty of expired rolls available online through auction sites and the traditional online “monster from the jungle”.

You can purchase this wonderful camera at our online store at https://www.ccstudio2380.com

Thanks for your visit!

Chris

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