Yashica M rangefinder (aka Minister I)
Yashica M (aka Minister I)
A rare early Yashica Rangefinder, made even more rare by its fast 45mm/1.9 lens, the "M" was Yashica's first camera with a built-in light meter, and after 50 years, the meter still works. This is a beautiful camera that needs some TLC. Although it is mechanically sound, and the shutter and aperture are working fine, the rf patch is very dim. It needs a new beamsplitter, and would benefit greatly from a CLA. Cosmetically, it is in very nice condition, except a previous owner rather sloppily engraved a name into the back of the camera top. Still a beautiful and unique camera, with a hidden rewind crank that pops out of a recess in the bottom of the camera.
$35USD OBO, shipping $10.20 Medium Flat Rate box