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Yashica L-AF 35mm film camera (serial 5129032)

Yashica L-AF 35mm film camera (serial 5129032)

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Note: We film-tested this camera with ISO 50 film exposed at ISO 100 and developed at the normal time so the images are a bit grainier and higher contrast than they would be if they were exposed at the correct speed.  

The Yashica L AF is a superb 35mm point-and-shoot from 1986. This camera was a pleasure to use. We found it to be quite similar to its high-end sibling, the T-AF (both feature sharp 4 element 3 group lenses). 

Battery info

This camera requires a 2CR5 lithium battery (available as an option). 

Condition Notes

We film tested this camera and it delivered sharp photos. Though we used film that was outside the camera's metering range (ISO 50; the camera meters from ISO 100 to ISO 1000), the exposure was very consistent. We also verified the camera exposure accuracy using a calibrated light source and shutter tester. This camera is in good cosmetic condition (see photos) with some minor wear from use.

Example photos

Here are some other pictures that other people have taken with the L AF:
Yashica L AF Lomography gallery
See listing photos for some examples taken with this camera (as mentioned above, these are unexposed by 1 stop due to using odd-ball film that is outside the camera's metering range). 

Manual

Yashica L AF manual pdf

Specifications
  • Type: 35 mm lens-shutter camera with auto-focus and automatic exposure control.
  • Lens: Yashica 32 mm f/3.5 (four-element, three-group lens composition).
  • Shutter: Programmed electronic shutter
  • (1/30-1/450 sec.).
  • Shutter Release: Electromagnetic release.
  • Self-timer: Electronic self-timer (about 9 sec. delay) with indicator lamp. Can be canceled during countdown.
  • Exposure Control: Programmed AE system (with
  • CdS sensor). Metering range EV 9-15 (ISO 100).
  • Film Speed Setting: Automatic with DX-coded film of ISO 100-1000.
  • Focusing: Auto-focusing from 0.8 m to infinity.
  • Viewfinder: Albada type, bright frame finder.
  • Viewfinder Display: Picture area frame (with parallax correction marks) and focusing spot.
  • Film Loading: Automatic film loading, automatic film advance to first frame.
  • Film Advance: Automatic.
  • Film Rewind: Automatic rewinding with film rewind switch (automatic stop when rewinding is completed).
  • Exposure Counter: Auto resetting, additive type.
  • Built-in Flash: Flashmatic type; automatic firing in low light; flash head fixed. Flash range about 0.8-2.5 m (ISO 100); recycle time about 1.6 sec. (not including film transport time).
  • Battery: 6 V lithium battery (2CR5) provides power for exposing about 1000 frames (50% with flash) equivalent to about 40 rolls of 24-exposure film.
  • Battery Check: Battery check lamp turns on by pressing shutter release button halfway.
  • Lens Barrier: Opens and closes with lens barrier knob. Camera turns on and starts charging its flash with lens barrier open.
  • Charging Indicator Lamp: Lamp turns on during flash recharge; ready for shooting with lamp off.
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