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Yashica Campus

Yashica Campus Another sample of the so-called camera chrome age, i.e. the 1960s. The Yashica Campus was the cheaper version of the very similar Yashica EE. It had the cheaper lens, the cheaper body covering and it lacked the exposure meter but for the rest is nearly identical. Even the parts are very similar as can be seen in the picture at the bottom of this page.

Manufacturor  :  Yashica Co. Ltd
Model  :  Yashica Campus
Type  :  35mm rangefinder camera
Produced  :  1962
K.D. Müller Reference  :  K 107156
Film  :  35mm (Type 135)
Picture size  :  24 x 36 mm
Made in  :  Japan
Material  :  Metal, partly chrome plated
Lens  :  Fixed. Yashinon f=4.5cm f 1:2.8 Serial# 153383
Focusing  :  Coupled Rangefinder
Focus range  :  0,8 meter - infinity
Viewfinder  :  Bright finder with basic parallax correction marks, so you still need to think and guesstimate the actual picture you'll be taking on close distances.
Shutter  :  Leaf shutter. 1 - 1/500 second. Copal SV
Aperture  :  automatic: f/2.8 - f/16.
Self timer  :  none
Exposure  :  manual
Exposure meter  :  none
Battery  :  none
Flash  :  X (electronic flash) and M (bulb) settings. Cold shoe on top of the camera.
Flash Contact  :  Contact next to the lens barrel.
Film Advance  :  Manual, single stroke using lever on top of the camera
Dimensions  :  130 x 84 x 32 mm
130 x 84 x 72 including lens
Filter thread  :  approximately 48 mm
How to open the film compartment  :  switch lever at the bottom left hand side to the O position and push.
Self timer  :  available
Body serial number  :  S 1030208
Collection status  :  to be sold
Yashica Campus
Left: Yashica EE and on the right the Yashica Campus
Left: Yashica EE and on the right the Yashica Campus

links Yashica Campus weblinks
links Yashica Campus instruction manual
links Read the manual at Michael Butkus' Website.

All photos copyright of M. Koning 1997 - 2009

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