This is a post about my Yashica MG-1 35mm rangefinder which I bought from eBay UK for £21. The MG-1 was the last in a series of rangefinder cameras which Yashica made between 1966 and 1975. It was available in either black or chrome, my version being the chrome one. For it’s time it was a quite highly specified camera with an automatic exposure system and in-viewfinder indication. Yashica MG-1 Images My Yashica MG-1 Camera I received the camera a […]Read more
The rangefinder camera type category is for cameras which use a split image rangefinder to set the focus. In these cameras, a dial is adjusted to bring two parts of an image into alignment at the point where the subject is situated.
In some cases the rangefinder is coupled to the focusing system of the camera, so as the rangefinder is adjusted the focus is set, and in some cases the rangefinder is used to set the focus distance on a scale, which is then applied to the camera’s focus adjustment.
The Zorki 4 is a 35mm rangefinder camera made in Russia between the late 1940’s and the late 1970’s. It was basically intended to be a copy of the Leica rangefinder camera – an extremely popular and very expensive camera. This model is the Zorki 4k which was one of the later models made. Zorki 4k Images Zorki 4k Overview This is a rangefinder camera, which means that to assist in focusing the camera there is a split image in […]Read more