Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Vintage Yashica FX-7 camera

This camera was never tested for functionality but it is a great display item or a gift for a camera collectors.

The Yashica FX-7

Manufactured from 1979 - 1984

The Yashica FX-7 is basically a chrome version of the black FX-3, which was manufactured during the same time frame.  FX-7s were typically sold outside of the United States. It accepts lenses with the Yashica/Contax lens mount and has a vertically- running metal focal plane shutter with speeds ranging from 1 to 1/1,000th second, and has a "bulb" setting for long exposures. Flash sync is at 1/125th second.

It has through the lens full-aperture center-weighted light metering with SPD cell; manual exposure with LED display; metering range: EV 2--18 (with ASA 100 and 50mm F1.4 lens); ASA 12--1600 film speed range; exposure meter switch activated by pressing the exposure check button. The exposure is metered by pressing a button on the back of the camera, to the right of the viewfinder. The exposure indicator is simply made up of three symbols on the right side of the viewfinder display. There is a red "+" sign, with a green "dot" beneath it, and a red "-" sign below the dot. No more than two symbols will be illuminated at the same time. The red plus-sign means that the camera is adjusted for an over exposure. The green dot means that it is set for a correct exposure and the red minus sign means that it is set for an under exposure. If the green dot and one of the others are lit at the same time, it means that you have the camera adjusted for an exposure between the two settings. Adjusting the shutter and aperture are both manually set, so you have full control. By looking through the viewfinder, you can adjust either the shutter speed or aperture setting in order to achieve a correct exposure.
It is powered by two 1.5 volt LR44 alkaline batteries. The focusing screen features a diagonal split image microprism. This SLR is with a diagonal split image microprism instead of the more common horizontal ones.


nizzalsyafiq said...

salam alaikum :)
im really interested on buying lenses for yashica fx-7. do you hv any?

baharuddinaziz said...

Salam,,,ada lagi...but I sell it as 1 set together with camera. as is condition

dafrenz.studiO said...

salam.. ada lg dk?? kalau ada sila sms sy

baharuddinaziz said...

ada lagi

Anonymous said...

Salam ada lagi ke fx7 ni?

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