Monday, May 24, 2010

Yashica Electro 35 MC

Yashica Electro 35 MC, The filter ring is dented on opposite sides but it is possible to screw in a filter partway - a 46mm Hoya Skylight(1B) filter is included. A name is etched on the bottom plate. The lens has a tiny speck in it. The viewfinder is clean and clear. The camera is complete and all mechanical functions check out OK.
The MC was significantly downsized from the standard Yashica Electro 35 by incorporating a smaller lens (40mm 1:2.8 versus 45mm 1:1.7) and leaving out a rangefinder. Like its bigger brothers, the MC employs aperture-priority autoexposure linked to an electronically controlled stepless leaf shutter. There is no shutter speed readout in the viewfinder, but a warning light blinks when the shutter speed is too slow to avod camera shake when held in the hand. A PC socket provides flash synchronization.
The MC was designed to use the now-unavailabe PX28 mercury cell. Several alternatives are available (A544, PX28A, 4LR44), though they differ slightly in voltage from the mercury cell, possibly resulting in a slight miscalibration of the light meter. I tested this camera with an A544 battery (not included) and found the light meter to be responsive and the slow-shutter speed warning blinker to come on at approximately the right lighting conditions. However, I cannot guarantee the exact calibration of the light meter.
If the buyer finds a mechanical or eletrical defect (other than a slight miscalibration of the light meter) within 30 days after receiving it, he or she can return it for a full refund of the purchase price and shipping.
Price: Rm 130.00+ free postage within Semenanjung