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Yashica Penta J Vintage SLR film camera 1963 Japan

  • Item: CA6071
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The Penta J is a 35 mm SLR camera made by Yashica from 1962 to 1964, and the first of a line of cameras that became known as the Yashica J series. This camera and lens mount is different than the Yashica J rangefinder. It features an M42 screw lens mount. It had a standard lens 50mm f/2 Auto Yashinon, and Yashica light meter attached to the strap are being sold separately (while supply lasts). The camera has a focal-plane shutter with cloth curtains, with shutter speeds from 1/2 to 1/500 second, plus bulb mode. It has a flash PC socket for X and FP flash synchronization at 1/60 second. As shown, the shutter release is on the front of the body. The focusing screen has microprism and split-prism rangefinder type focusing aids. The bottom has a standard quarter-inch tripod socket and a film type reminder dial.

This example was well used, but still in good condition. The strap had been tied in a not to create a short lease. There is a little corrosion and loss of felt on the inside of the back near the hinge. The mirror inside has a rough bottom edge. Despite the wear and tear, all key features, shutter speed, curtain, and mirror are operational.

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