Lomopedia: Yashica FX-1

1

A 35mm SLR camera offered by Yashica in the mid-1970s, the FX-1 was considered as a transition camera for sharing some features with earlier models and the FR series launched later. Find out more about this simple yet dependable analogue snapper in this installment of Lomopedia!

Photo by gorkola on Flickr

Introduced in 1975, the Yashica FX-1 was the first 35mm SLR camera marketed by Yashica with the Contax/Yashica common bayonet mount, which allowed equipping of both Yashica and Contax/Carl Zeiss T lenses. It also shared some features with earlier Yashica SLRs with M42 mount and FR models released later, making it a transitional camera.

Technical Specifications:

  • Lens: Yashica Lens ML standard lens. Fully automatic diaphragm action. Yashica/Contax bayonet mount. Interchangeable with a wide range of lenses
  • Shutter: Electronic focal plane shutter with horizontal run rubberized cloth curtains. Affords operation on either auto or manual mode. Continuously variable shutter speeds from LT (2 sec at F1.4) to 1/1000 sec. on Auto. 12 clickstop settings from 1 to 1/1000 sec. and B on manual. X sync. Direct X contact shoe. Built-in self-timer.
  • Exposure Control: Through-the-lens full aperture average light reading with CdS sensors built into the pentaprism housing. Fully automatic exposure control through aperture preselection (Semi-automatic control through shutter speed preselection also feasible). ASA range from 12 to 3200. Exposure compensation provision (four settings from 4X to 1/4X). EV range from EV 0 to 18 (F1.4 at ASA 100). Operates on one 6V silver oxide or alkaline battery (Eveready 544, Mallory PX28, Alkaline Eveready 537 or equivalent)
  • Focusing: Focusing with the aid of the microprism focusing spot
  • Viewfinder: Through-the-lens reflex viewfinder. Viewfinder display includes shutter speed readout (From LT to 1/1000 sec), aperture display (from F1.2 to F32), over and under-exposure warning (red zones), ‘Manual’ LED display
  • Film Advance: Film advance lever permits film winding in one sweeping stroke or several ratchet action. Multi-slot take-up spool for easy film leading. Auto resetting exposure counter. Crank-handle film rewind.
  • Other Features: Battery checker lamp doubles as exposure counter illuminator. Double lock camera back.
  • Size and Weight: 145 × 94 × 51mm; 695 grams (body only)
Credits: kevpogi

All information for this article were sourced from Camerapedia , Camera Wiki and Butkus.org.

written by plasticpopsicle on 2014-05-09 in #reviews #lomopedia #yashica #35mm #fx-1 #yashica-fx-1 #slr #lomography #slr-camera

One Comment

  1. jvujnovi
    jvujnovi ·

    This is the first camera I bought after I learned how to develop my own film & make prints in the darkroom. I later got a telephoto & wide-angle lens. Although I use a Nikon more frequently for my "serious" photographs (along with various toy cameras for other types of photographs i.e. lomography), I still use my Yashica for anything needing a telephoto or a wider angle.

More Interesting Articles

  • Lomopedia: Yashica Samurai X3.0

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2014-05-14 in #reviews
    Lomopedia: Yashica Samurai X3.0

    Curiously named and designed, the fully automatic Yashica Samurai X3.0 is a 35mm SLR half-frame camera that was launched in the late 1980s. Find out more about this quirky snapper in today's installment of Lomopedia!

    1
  • Lomopedia: Agfamatic 6008

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2014-04-24 in #reviews
    Lomopedia: Agfamatic 6008

    The top of the line model of Agfa's 110 camera line, the Agfamatic 6008 was introduced in the late 1970s and became popular among compact camera fans for its great features. Find out more about this compact snapper in this installment of Lomopedia!

  • Lomopedia: Leica R3

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2014-04-16 in #reviews
    Lomopedia: Leica R3

    Introduced in the late 1970s, the Leica R3 was a 35mm SLR camera developed by Leica in partnership with Minolta. Find out more about this elegant model in Leica's SLR camera line in this installment of Lomopedia!

    1
  • Shop News

    Lomo Instant Boston

    Lomo Instant Boston

    Here is another way to enjoy analogue experience and capture great memories in an instant! This package includes the best creative lenses for your LomoInstant camera!

  • Lomopedia: Minolta XG-E

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2014-05-12 in #reviews
    Lomopedia: Minolta XG-E

    Another trusty 35mm SLR camera from the late 1970s, the Minolta XG-E was the first model in the XG series produced by Minolta until the early 1980s. Find out more about this analogue beauty in this installment of Lomopedia!

  • Lomopedia: Minolta X-700

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2014-04-10 in #reviews
    Lomopedia: Minolta X-700

    Introduced in 1981, the Minolta x-700 is considered as the most popular and top of the line model among Minolta's manual focus body cameras. Find out more about this impressive 35mm SLR camera in this installment of Lomopedia!

  • Lomopedia: Icarex 35

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2014-05-11 in #reviews
    Lomopedia: Icarex 35

    An interesting 35mm SLR camera from the late 1960s and early 1970s, the Icarex 35 was the first model of the Icarex line produced by Zeiss Ikon with another well-known camera maker. Find out which in this installment of Lomopedia!

  • Shop News

    Immortalize your best shot on Aluminium!

    Immortalize your best shot on Aluminium!

    Carefully enlarged from your negatives onto premium photographic paper by lab professionals, each picture is a unique piece of craftsmanship.

  • Lomopedia: Dacora Digna

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2014-05-16 in #reviews
    Lomopedia: Dacora Digna

    A simple yet elegant looking camera, the Dacora Digna was a medium format camera from the 1950s that was offered with various lenses and leaf shutters. Find out more about this vintage beauty in this installment of Lomopedia!

  • Lomopedia: Olympus AZ 300 Super Zoom

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2014-05-19 in #reviews
    Lomopedia: Olympus AZ 300 Super Zoom

    Another quirky snapper from the age of "bridge" cameras, the AZ 300 Super Zoom has been touted as the model that effectively launched the trend for odd-looking intermediate cameras in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Find out more about this camera in this installment of Lomopedia!

  • Lomopedia: Olympus Pen F

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2014-04-22 in #reviews
    Lomopedia: Olympus Pen F

    Another landmark camera designed by the esteemed Maitani Yoshihisa, the fascinating Olympus Pen F was a half-frame SLR camera introduced in the early 1960s. Yes, you're reading it right! Find out more about this interesting half-frame snapper in this installment of Lomopedia!

    1
  • Shop News

    Show Off your Pics with Style!

    Show Off your Pics with Style!

    Build vivid hanging LomoCurtains, robust free-standing LomoCastles, and dazzling mounted LomoMosaics! Just click them together with the Lomography Photoclips!

  • Lomopedia: Petri 7s

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2014-04-03 in #reviews
    Lomopedia: Petri 7s

    Made and introduced in 1962, the Petri 7s is a 35mm rangefinder camera that featured several important improvements from the previous model. Find out more about this analogue beauty from the 1960s in this installment of Lomopedia!

  • LomoAmigo Galleries: Asher Moss shoots with the Diana F+ (NSFW)

    written by Jill Tan Radovan on 2014-05-28 in #people #lomoamigos
    LomoAmigo Galleries: Asher Moss shoots with the Diana F+ (NSFW)

    Nostalgia, intimacy, and urgent yet understated sensuality – are elements that are evidently part of Asher Moss’ work. Moss’ “Models in the Morning” series caught the attention of many, including the folks here at Lomography. The resolution: let Moss try out a few Lomography cameras, and wait for the visual intimacy to begin. In this first segment of LomoAmigo Galleries featuring Asher Moss, we present to you the photographer’s shots using the Diana F+.

    1
  • Earlybird is our LomoHome of the Day!

    written by Eunice Abique on 2015-03-29 in #world #news
    Earlybird is our LomoHome of the Day!

    From everyon here in Lomography, congratulations to earlybird for winning Home of the Day!

    2