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Yashica Minster II

Yashica Minster II

Silver

1962

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  • 45mm f2.8 Yashinon lens
  • Built in selenium light meter
  • Mechanical shutter from 1/500 to 1sec and bulb
  • Rangefinder focusing
No batteries required

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Original case and roll of film included.

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Introducing the Yashica Minister II, a classic 35mm rangefinder camera crafted in Japan by Yashica circa 1962. Despite its sturdy build quality, this camera remains surprisingly lightweight, making it highly portable and comfortable to carry on photography adventures.

One of the standout features of this camera is the built-in selenium meter, cleverly situated with a top plate readout. Although the display text may be tiny, the meter provides exposure values (EV) rather than specific shutter and aperture values. 

Operating the Yashica Minister II is surprisingly easy; after taking a reading from the meter, simply dial the exposure value on the EV ring located at the front of the lens. This adjustment ingeniously alters the coupled shutter speed and aperture settings, creating a sort of manual aperture priority system. While the aperture can be manually adjusted for a specific exposure value, the camera automatically takes care of the corresponding shutter speed. This feature provides a perfect platform for newcomers to film photography and rangefinder cameras to hone their skills and unleash their creativity.

An image of several rolls of Ilford HP5 35mm film on a table.

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