Name of product:Yashica Electo X 35mm film SLR
Approximate date of purchase:1966
I have and still use my Yashica Elecro X 35mm SLR, at this time it is in a nearby service center, getting cleaned, and checking for calibration for flash. I have used this camera to do photos of weddings, race cars, fashion, and close-ups. I have all kinds of lenses, from the standard to a 400mm with tele-x extenders, to micro and macro, even turning the lens around and using a Bellows feature. I use a 1A filter along with others. I like the electonic system it has, as it's very quiet. It runs off a 6 volt tiny battery. I recommend when buying a good camera that it has a glass lens, with the widest F-stop you can find. Mine is F 1.7. I still use film, although I do have a digital camera. When using film, I always get a CD, then I can load the photos into the computer, and digitalize. There are so many ways to go and so much fun! Thanks, George
Very versatile, very easy to use, has a depth of field preview, a metal film plain, not cloth, I like to create a lot, has F-Stop or Shutter speed preferred, and an electronic shutter. I have a 400mm lens and Extenders, and Micro, Macro, and bellows, and lots of filters that adapt very well.
This is an old camera, so it does have some weight, also it is a thread mount, so lenses are hard to find, this digital sensation has caught up with us, the use of film is kind of out dated.