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Yashica FX-D 35mm film SLR + 50mm f1.9 lens (serial 253099)

Yashica FX-D 35mm film SLR + 50mm f1.9 lens (serial 253099)

Regular price $170.00 CAD
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The Yashica FX-D is a sophisticated 35mm film SLR from the early 1980s that's compatible with the excellent range of Contax/Yashica mount lenses (including many amazing old Carl Zeiss lenses). The included 50mm f1.9 Yashica lens is sharp and smooth to focus. The FX-D shares designs elements with and is a very similar camera to the better-known Contax 139.

This camera offers both aperture-priority automatic exposure and metered manual exposure modes.

The FX-D requires two 357 batteries (available as an add-on). 

Condition notes
The camera and lens were tested with film and it delivered sharp, correctly exposed photos. In addition, the camera was tested with a shutter speed analyzer and all speeds are verified to be working well. The camera and lens are in very good cosmetic condition as well (see photos) with a tiny black speck in the viewfinder (doesn't affect photos) being the most noteworthy flaw. 

We replaced the camera's worn off vinyl with high quality Japanese-made leatherette; it was cut by hand so there are some small imperfections in the installation (see photos). 



  • Type: 35 mm single-lens reflex with aperture preferred automatic exposure. Image size: 24 x 36 mm.
Lens mount: Contax/Yashica large-diameter bayonet mount.
Shutter: Electronically controlled vertical-running, all-metal focal plane shutter.
  • Shutter speeds: Quartz-timed electronically-controlled shutter with speeds semi-continuously variable on AUTO from 1/1000 to 1 seconds. Manual shutter speeds from 1/1000 sec. to 1 sec., plus X (1/100 sec.) and "B" Synchro contact: X contact (1/100 sec.).
  • Auto flash control: When used with CS-201 Auto Flash Unit, shutter speed automatically set at 1/100 sec. upon full charging of the flash unit.
  • Self-timer: Quartz-timed electronic self-timer with 10 sec. delay. LED flashes and audible warning device sounds during operation, simultaneously accelerating 2 sec. before shutter release.
  • Shutter release: Electromagnetic release system; auxiliary remote release via "Release socket".
  • Exposure control: Through-the-lens (TTL), center-weighted metering at full aperture using SPD (Silicon Photo Diode) cell. Aperture-preferred automatic exposure (LED matching type on Manual). EV 1 to EV 18 sensitivity range at ASA 100 with f/1.4 lens. ASA range 25--1600.
  • Exposure check button: Pressing button activates LED indicators for ten sec.
  • AE lock: Setting AE lock lever locks in shutter speed in effect at time of setting.
  • Exposure compensation: + 2 EV (Doubles as film speed dial)
  • Viewfinder: Fixed eye-level pentaprism type; field shows 95% of picture area; 0.86 magnification (with 50 mm lens)
  • Focusing screen: Horizontal split-image spot, surrounded by a microprism collar and an outer matte field
  • Viewfinder display: Shutter speeds indicated by 16-indicator LEDs (correct exposure on AUTO; exposure
  • selected on Manuals; over- and under-exposure indications; special mark shows when flash is fully charged;
  • battery check warning.
  • Film advance: With rapid advance lever; 130° setting angle; 20° standoff position.
  • Winder: Accepts Contax 139 Winder II.
  • Film rewind: Film rewind crank and film rewind release button (automatic resetting type).
  • Exposure counter: Automatic resetting type.
  • Accessory shoe: Direct X contact, and terminal for coupling CS-201 Auto Flash Unit.
  • Camera back: Opens by lifting film rewind knob; with memo holder.
  • Power source: Two 1.5 V silver-oxide batteries (Eveready S76, Ucar S76, Mallory MS-76 or equivalent); or
  • alkaline-manganese batteries (LR44 or equivalent)
  • Battery check: Indicated via lighting or flashing of LEDs inside the viewfinder.
  • Dimensions: 135 x 86 x 50 mm.
  • Weight: 460 grams with batteries.
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