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    Yashica Minister III

    I just got this camera. Anybody with any experience on this camera?

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    Yes, I have one. They are quite good cameras, decent sharp lenses, capable of high quality images. First time I saw one was when I was about 12 someone in my class had one, I was very jealous as all I had was my mothers old Brownie 127

    Yashica always made decent cameras mechanically sound, reliable but not always the sleekest looking.

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    Does the Minister-III require a mercury battery (1.35 V)? My Minister-D is powered by a 675 hearing aid battery (with a bit of tin foil).Works just fine.I purchase them at my local pharmacy for $5.00 (pack of 8).

    Mike

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    No; this one has Selenium Cells around the lens which still work. I don trust it though. I'm using my LunaPro. I'm in the middle of a roll now. One reads the camera meter; and according to the number (8, 9, 10); one translates this to the most anterior ring. This makes the speed and the opening of the diafragm arrange themselves. 8 gives you 1/125 con f/4 if pointed at a light bulb with ASA 100

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    I have one I carry in the car. The meter works fine - gives me proper exposures. Great little camera. The numbers are Exposure Index 'EI', and were popular in the 60's.
    Bruce

    Moma don't take my Kodachrome away!
    Oops, Kodak just did!


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    I have an Electro 35 GSN, an MG-1 and a Lynx 14 e IC, but this is the most strange yet. I agree; they are all excellent cameras, with great glass.

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    I've got one of these... I bought it off ebargumay.

    It is lovely and clean, it looks great, but alas the shutter won't fire

    So I haven't been able to use it, yet... which is a shame because it does look like a very well designed and equiped camera.

    Hopefully it will just need a good CLA and I've just taken delivery of an ultrasonic cleaner which I hope will help me do just that.
    Steve

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    Hope you get it fixed.

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    Some pictures. The camera might have a light leak:



    Definitely prone to flare
    Last edited by Pumal; 07-09-2009 at 01:27 PM. Click to view previous post history.

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    New lightseals:

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