The film camera that takes fotos with light from a single candle? Aw..come on..!


That was the marketing spiel used when the Yashica Electro 35 first hit the streets way back in the 70s. And indeed, the spiel was backed up by actual shots taken with the camera, where the only light was from a single candle.

How was that possible? Well, the main reason is that humungous f1.7 lens, made of solid high quality optical glass.

Without further ado,  here’s what a professional says about it:

“The shutter is the quietest I have seen, and Ive seen millions of cameras, believe me! Its a wonderful, stepless, leaf shutter, so quiet, that you may even prefer it to those on your fancier cameras. And legend has it that these cameras can effortlessly take a photo by candelight, something even the mighty Leica is hard-pressed to do, if at all!”

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ME & MY PASSION! ok, you probably looked at the length of this "about me" page and thought, god, what's wrong with this guy!....does he have to start telling us his life story or something!!? well, youve come here now anyways, so why not hear what im like as a person, eh? ive been using film cameras for well over 30 first one being the family yashicamat twin lens! over the years, ive both bought sold and collected film cameras...too many to tell the truth! in fact, ive been buying and selling cameras well before the internet came on the scene, so anything you purchase from me is backed by my self-styled moneyback promise.....if you dont like what youve bought, send it back within 14 days and you get all your money arguments!! WHERE I STAND ON THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION! yes, i do use digital as well, but only as a ready-reckoner...i try and take most shots with my simple 2megapixel digicam....if the shot looks good, i pull out my film camera and shoot! i most defintely do not believe in digital manipulation of photographs....that in my eyes is not photography...its cheating! WHERE I USED TO LIVE, WHERE I AM NOW & WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO DO! i used to live in Ontario, Canada, but moved back to the UK a little while ago (its a long story..!)...but now i'm living in the one place i always wanted to be...Vancouver, BC..the next best thing to paradise on earth! as i work as a freelance writer as well as other things, i often find hat my work takes me to europe for short spells, so i get to travel a lot...not a blessing, as i just hate long flights! im a qualified Quality Assurance guy (you know...ISO 9000, auditing, documentation etc) ....99% of my skill-set is transferable so i can handle any admin or documentation-related roles....see you in BC! otherwise, i specialise in ISO 9000 auditing and documentation. my dream? to have my own thriving camera shop in Vancouver BC, whilst living in the mountains somewhere.....the best of both worlds!
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8 Responses to The film camera that takes fotos with light from a single candle? Aw..come on..!

  1. Quite a large camera by some rangefinder standards?

  2. iamamro says:

    Looks like a lovely camera, but I’m under strict instructions not to buy any more.

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