Yashica FR1 35mm SLR Film Camera with Yashica ML 50mm F/1.7 Fast Prime Lens - Fully Functional
Here we have a fully functional Yashica FR1 35mm film SLR camera with Yashica ML 50mm F/1.7 fast prime lens and a lens cap. This camera is fully functional and ready to provide another lifetime of fantastic photos.
The camera is in excellent cosmetic and mechanical condition, and everything works as it should. The viewfinder, battery compartment, mirror box, pentaprism, and film compartment are all clean and clear without any dust, debris, or corrosion.
All knobs, levers, and dials actuate as they should and click nicely into their detents with precision. The metering system works perfectly.
The lens is from Yashica's fantastic range of ML lenses, which some reviewers consider to be the equivalent of today's Canon L lens series. Offering incredible optics, multi-coating, solid build quality, and a compact form factor, this ML lens is a perfect lens to use on both film cameras and today's modern digital cameras (with adapter).
The condition of the lens is excellent, with perfect glass, oil-free aperture blades, and clean exterior. The aperture blades snap rapidly into place, the aperture ring rotates with fine mechanical precision, and the focus ring spins with a nicely weighted fluidity.
The Yashica FR1 is a capable camera with aperture-priority auto-exposure operation. This allows the photographer to select the desired lens aperture and then leave the task of calculating the correct shutter speed in the hands of the camera's computer. For this reason, you'll get perfectly exposed photos with every shot while still maintaining creative control over depth-of-field and focus. An excellent camera for those who are just starting out with photography and those who want to create amazing photos without the need to shoot in Manual mode.
It uses the Contax/Yashica bayonet lens mount, which means all manual-focus Yashica/Contax lenses, including the superb Carl Zeiss T* lenses intended for the Contax line will fit this camera. Additionally, the included lens can be fitted to today's mirrorless cameras by way of an inexpensive adapter.
The included fast prime standard lens is a perfect focal length for general purpose photography. It will perfectly capture snapshots, portraits, product shots, landscapes, and most any other type of photo desired by the average shooter. The fast aperture of F/1.7 allows for excellent low-light shooting, perfect for street photography and creating excellent bokeh.
This camera has been thoroughly tested and is guaranteed to work perfectly. It comes with a new battery installed.
It will be carefully packaged and shipped immediately.