Lomopedia: Yashica T4

2014-02-17 2

A 35mm compact camera that would make a good choice for street photographers, don’t let the Yashica T4’s simple looks lead you into thinking that it won’t allow you to take impressive snapshots!

Also called Kyocera Slim T, the Yashica T4 was introduced by Kyocera Corporation in 1990 and manufactured for the Yashica brand. It sports a handy and slim design typical among 35mm compact cameras during the 1990s, but what makes this camera a star among snapshooters and street photographers is its high-quality 35mm f/3.5 multi-coated lens.

Photos via Camerapedia and Wikimedia Commons

Technical Specifications:

  • Autofocus
  • Lens: Carl Zeiss Tessar 35mm, f/3.5 lens, 4 elements in 3 groups, T* (multicoated).
  • Auto-exposure
  • Integrated flash
  • Programmed shutter: 1s-1/700s
  • Exposure range: EV 3,5-EV 17 (ISO 100)
  • Film speed: DX coded ISO 50-ISO 3200
  • *Active AF, 3-point infrared
  • Battery: CR123A
  • Measurements: 116,5 × 63,5 × 37 mm, 170 g

Perhaps, no other photographer is best known to shoot with this compact camera other than American portrait and fashion photographer Terry Richardson. Watch him shoot and describe what it’s like to work with the Yashica T4 in the clip below!

Credits: trw, johnccc, samoylyk & gauthierdumonde

You may also want to check out our Lomopedia post for Yashica T4 Super (which, interestingly, has a Super Scope waist-level viewfinder!), the last model in the T series of 35mm compacts by Kyocera Corporation for Yashica.

All information for this article were sourced from Camerapedia, Wikipedia, and Collection Appareils.

written by plasticpopsicle on 2014-02-17 #videos #gear #yashica #35mm #review #point-and-shoot #compact #yashica-t4 #compact-camera #lomopedia


  1. rbruce63
    rbruce63 ·

    Amazing the quality of the pictures is outstanding! it seems that the simplicity of this tool attracts outstanding photographers!

  2. plasticpopsicle
    plasticpopsicle ·

    Indeed @rbruce63! You should take a look at the rest of the T4/T4 Super photos taken by our fellow lomographers here: www.lomography.com/photos/search/Yashica%20T4. I'm sure you'll find them impressive!

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