Source: Yashica’s YT-300… a neat little radio from 1959 Continue reading Yashica’s YT-300… a neat little radio from 1959
The beautiful, simple and clean lines of Yashica’s first SLR. If you’re new to the Yashica Pentamatic then you’re in luck as this is the best place to be for the most accurate information about the mysterious Pentamatic. First envisioned when Yashica acquired the Nicca Camera Company in the summer of 1958. Yashica needed the technology and manufacturing know-how that Nicca had – focal plane shutters and the ability to build small complicated 35mm SLRs. The timeline as best as we can tell looks like this – Yashica “invents” the Pentamatic in the summer of 1959. Yashica files for the … Continue reading Yashica Pentamatic Refreshed –
Nerd heaven! After years of speculation and almost constant searching, we’ve been able to confirm that Tomioka Optical began making lenses for Yashica’s new Pentamatic 35mm SLR camera in the latter part of 1959. The two lenses pictured below confirm (via serial numbers) of an October 1959 start of production. Yashica had filed for a trademark of the name ‘Pentamatic’ in September 1959 (in Japan). Since their new camera used an exclusive mount for its lenses, Yashica designers had to have shared their design with Tomioka as early as the summer (August ?) of 1959. Using the rule of twos, … Continue reading Earliest Pentamatic Lenses Found… Yeah!
Nothing beats Spring here in Florida. Our backyard habitat is alive with color and texture. Cameras: Fujifilm FinePix S9900W , Sony Cyber-shot W170 , Samsung Galaxy S4 , Canon A-1 , Asahi Pentax 6×7 Many thanks for your visit. Enjoy your Spring! Chris Continue reading Color & Texture in the garden…
If you’re a regular reader (or curious visitor) you’ve hopefully picked up that we (Chris & Carol) enjoy sharing images of cameras that have crossed our paths over these many years. You may have also noticed that while we post countless images of cameras, lenses and what not, we’re not overly technical when it comes to photo gear. We’re not going to “beat you over the head” with needless specs of the gear we share – just (hopefully) good imagery of the wide-world of photography. With that said, we’d like to share an image of a camera that never fails … Continue reading Serious Photography!
A beautiful “in the box” classic from Asahi Pentax A classic 35mm SLR from Asahi Pentax. Nice clean lines and good balance. Thanks for your visit! Chris Continue reading Spotless Spotmatic
Yashica’s best in pro-black… Featured… TL Electro-X (1971) TL Electro-X ITS (1973) J-3 (1962) Yashima Flex (1954) Thanks for your visit. Comments always appreciated. Chris Continue reading Black Tie Affair