The vintage Yashica Electro 35 GSN is a classic rangefinder film camera from the 1970’s. This video tutorial will walk you through how to set up and use your Yashica Electro 35 GSN camera. Most people used this beautiful camera for street photography and general purpose images. It was also very popular camera with Vietnam war photographers near it’s conclusion.
Thanks to tuber ‘Shawnee Union’ for his time to put this Yashica Electro 35 GSN video together.
One major thinks to start with this camera. It is a bit different than some when loading the film. For most cameras when you insert the film, it wraps around the advance spool in a clockwise manor. With the GSN, it spins counter clockwise with the advance still pushing it in a clockwise motion. It is supposed to help protect your film if the back pops open, but this does not really add much more protection from light contamination.
Yashica Electro 35 GSN Specs:
To the best of my knowledge all info below is correct.
Film type 35mm (up to ISO 1000)
Weight 24.6oz (697.4g) without battery
Lens Color Yashinon DX 45mm f1.7
Filter size 55mm threaded, 57mm slip-on
Focal range 2.6′ to infinity
Shutter Copal Elec (Leaf)
Shutter speeds B, 1/30, 30s-1/500 aperture priority (1/500 only without battery)
Viewfinder coupled rangefinder with auto parallax correction
Exposure meter lens mounted CdS, over/under lights in viewfinder. Other rangefinders had the meter on the lens for more accurate readings.
Battery originally PX32 5.6 Mercury, will accept 6v 28A or 4LR44 by an adapter
Battery check lamp
Quick-action wind lever
You can find the Yashica Electro 35 GSN and parts here.