Yashica FX-7 Super
Yashica FX-7 Super / Black Pearl Python
Popular film camera, Yashica FX-7 (and identical FX-3) is famous for no-nonsense construction and reliable performance under any conditions. FX-7 will shoot without batteries, which are needed for the metering function only. One of the simplest and easiest to use film SLR's you can buy, comes with metal-leaf mechanical shutter and C/Y lens mount, which allows it to be used with used with a vast range of high quality Carl Zeiss, Yashica and third party lenses. This particular camera is the later chrome-top version of original FX-3 with metering activated with a half-press of shutter release button. It was made in Japan and sold primarily in Canada. It has been carefully restored for your enjoyment and features Black Pearl Python genuine suede cover.
Shutter, meter, film transport, timer all work properly. Brand new mirror guard installed. Light seals are original and seem in good shape, but can be replaced at buyer's request for $25 extra - please contact us.
Very good. No dents or major scratches, just minor brassing on the film door and chrome pitting on top. Bright and clean lettering on the dial. Focusing screen and viewfinder are clear of dust, with just a few faint old cleaning marks, which will have no effect on operation. Original leatherette professionally replaced with genuine suede in Black Pearl Python pattern - shimmering finish, pleasant to hold.
Yashica ML 50mm f/2.0 prime lens in EXC condition. Pristine glass, no scratches or fungus. Aperture is snappy and blades are oil-free. Focusing is smooth. The barrel of the lens shows practically no signs of use, just a few tiny nicks on the front rim. Excellent lens, very sharp and contrasty - often compared to Carl Zeiss equivalent. New generic front cap is included, as well as original camera strap (some rust on buckles) and fresh batteries for the camera meter.