Analog-cameras

My Yashica Collection

Yashica FR II
Yashica MAT-124
Yashica MG-1
Yashica Auto Focus S
Yashica Electro 35 GSN
Yashica FX-3 Super 2000
Yashica 35-ME

Only the MAT-124 has some issues with crank mechanism, it is very common with this model, the others are perfect and I fixed all the light leaks. I will start giving more attention for film, too.

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The Unsung Heroes of 35mm Photography – Part I (SLRs) by Dan K - Japan Camera Hunter

A nice list of affordable analog (film) SLR cameras. So if you consider to start shooting film (e.g. to experience “full frame” without draining your bank account), here are some good choices.

Personally, I would recommend to stay away from the Canon AE-1 and AE-1 Program models. Their lack of decent aperture priority and manual metering modes makes them the least usable options in my regard. But I can vouch for the Nikon EM, and if you use a modern ISO 400 color negative (print) film with the film speed set to ISO 200 (or even less) on the camera, you can fire away without thinking about right or wrong exposure! (Well, you could go with an Olympus OM10 instead, but the Nikon EM has a much better build quality.)

– Christian