Yashica Electro 35 GSN 35mm
The GSN model was one of the the most popular Electro 35’s made in Japan. It was made from 1971-77. It was built as a consumer camera, it
has an all metal body, it was designed as an aperture priority camera.
I really have enjoyed shooting with the camera, it has a nice clean square body with a large 45mm f/1.7 lens. It sports a standard
aperture sequence of f/1.7, 2, 2.8, 4, 5.6, 8, 11, 16.
I had a hard time letting (allowing) the camera control the exposure since I was only able to set the aperture. It was also hard setting the aperture to f/2 or 1.7 without “really” focusing the camera but using the rangefinder indicator. I guess I’ll see how it all worked out when I process the film. I know I’m done with the camera on Sunday (with this project) BUT I’m really considering saving a few exposures to shoot in the studio with the PC sync and seeing how that works.
With exception to shooting these images on a DSLR, I’ve not used my DSLR camera the whole week! I’ve been on vacation this week and it’s been very freeing just shooting with the Yashica analog camera … and my iPhone (of course). As I said at the start, I’ve really enjoyed shooting with this camera. I am excited to see what results I get from the camera.
A much more thorough detailed review can be found here: http://www.kenrockwell.com/yashica/electro-35.htm