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Yashica FX1

  • Yashica FX-1 Chrome / Burgundy

    Yashica FX-1 film SLR in excellent restored condition. Rare model with battery compartment built into a rewind knob! Original model in the Yashica FX series that followed very popular FR series. Robust construction, aperture-priority shooting, full range of manual shutter speeds, exposure compensation, built-in self-timer, aperture and shutter speed indication in the viewfinder - great model to learn film photography. C/Y lens mount, compatible with Carl Zeiss, Yashica and third party lenses. Full user manual is available at

    Shutter, film transport and and self-timer work properly. Meter appears to respond properly to light, shutter and lens settings, but accuracy was not verified with film. Brand new seals and mirror guard installed for years of trouble-free operation. NOTE: battery check button doesn't seem to work (could be a bad contact, easy to repair).

    EXC. No visible dents or major scratches. Lettering on the dials is vivid and legible. Viewfinder and focusing screen are bright, with just a few tiny specs of dust (will not affect function). Original leatherette has been replaced with a new Burgundy recycled leather.


    • Yashica YUS 28mm f/2.8 wide-angle prime lens. Excellent condition, scratch-free optics, no fungus. Aperture is snappy and oil-free. Focusing is smooth. The barrel of the lens shows minor wear, no dents. Generic front and rear caps are included, as well as Soligor UV and Tiffen polarizing filter in 58mm size.
    • Vintage camera strap and Yashica camera case (fair condition), factory manual and user guide, body cap and a fresh battery for the camera.
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