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Yashica C - Camera

Yashica C - Camera

TLR released by Yashica in 1958. Essentially a meter-less version of the Yashica LM, the C does add semi-automatic film stop.

  • Lens: Yashica 80mm f3.5 Yashikor (3 elements, 3 groups, Triplet-type)
  • Shutter: Copal-MX leaf, 1s - 1/300s plus B
  • Minimum focus distance: 1m
  • Size: 143 x 98 x 105mm
  • Weight: 992g
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Twin-Lens Reflex (TLR) cameras are defined by having two lenses. One lens is used for taking images and the other is for viewing, focusing, and framing your photos. The lenses are synchronized and the same focal length to allow for proper framing and focusing.

Normally, the viewing lens redirects light upwards towards a waist level viewfinder and the lower lens exposes the film using a built-in leaf shutter. Because of the way this system works the image in the viewfinder is flipped horizontally, which can take some time to get used to. There are also slight differences in framing between the two lenses that can affect images at close focusing distances.

Most TLRs take 6x6cm images on 120 medium format roll film, although some could also use now-discontinued 220 film. Many companies made TLRs, including Yashica, Minolta, and Zeiss Ikon. The most famous TLR brand, though, is Rollei.

The Rolleicord and Rolleiflex cameras are the definitive TLR designs, with all others taking major inspiration from them. These cameras pair world-class build quality with legendary Carl Zeiss & Schneider-Kreuznach lenses to make an excellent, if expensive, camera.

TLRs are iconic ”old school” cameras, used as the primary camera of journalists and documentary photographers for decades before 35mm SLRs took over. Most people will recognize a TLR as an ”old camera” and many will be intrigued by its strange (by today’s standards) two-lens design.

DHW Fototechnik is still making Rolleiflex TLRs today in Germany.

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Yashica C - Camera Availability & Price History
Date Sold SKU Quality Control Price Image
Available E20512 €459,00 Yashica C
02 Jun 2024 E21174 € 459,00 Yashica C - Camera Image
03 Mar 2024 E18799 € 437,66 Yashica C - Camera Image
08 Oct 2023 E19443 € 468,19 Yashica C - Camera Image
19 Sep 2023 T48417 € 220,00 Yashica C - Camera Image
31 Jul 2023 T49219 € 275,00 Yashica C - Camera Image
27 Mar 2023 E17958 € 429,00 Yashica C - Camera Image
02 Mar 2023 E18063 € 429,00 Yashica C - Camera Image
14 Dec 2022 E16874 € 429,00 Yashica C - Camera Image
15 Nov 2022 E17457 € 429,00 Yashica C - Camera Image
31 Oct 2022 E17693 € 429,00 Yashica C - Camera Image
06 Sep 2022 E17270 € 429,00 Yashica C - Camera Image
19 Jul 2022 T14671 € 429,00 Yashica C - Camera Image
17 Jun 2022 T18015 € 429,00 Yashica C - Camera Image
10 Apr 2022 E16143 € 349,00 Yashica C - Camera Image
04 Apr 2022 T13526 € 429,00 Yashica C - Camera Image
24 Nov 2021 A75424 € 341,05 Yashica C - Camera Image