Welcome to the family: Yashica Electro 35

electro 35

electro 35

I've been looking to pick up one of these for a while now. After losing a few auctions on ebay i was able to pick this baby up for $9.99! Granted it's one of the older models: the more advanced Electro 35 GSN models ask a higher price.

However, I was a little disappointed when I finally got my hands on the camera. It was bigger and heavier than my Canon AE-1, and it really wasnt the more advanced replacement for my Yashica ME-1 that I expected. It's not as small and focusing rangefinder cameras are not easy like a SLR's. I was having a hard time trying to figure out where this camera would fit in my collection.

In my infinte wisdom the first roll of film i shot through this camera was 100 asa expired film. Generally meaning that it has to be super bright to get usable shots. So the first roll came out a little blurry (not focusing right seems to be an issue too). I got some usable pictures out of it, but I've already put in some better film and hopefully ill get some cool results out of it soon.

I've decided to keep the camera, because it has a really cool fixed lens (45mm f1.7 Yashinon lens) and once i learn to use it well im sure i can get some cool results from it.

Oh, and it's Gorgeous




From my window you can climb up to the roof. These two pictures were taken from the roof on a fall morning bathed in that vitamin D goodness.

More from last year.

I've been pretty obsessed with medium format photography lately. I think its the super smooth quality, textures,tones and the square format. I cant afford a decent medium format camera + accessories (film scanner, 120mm film) to get the kind of results I want. So for now, ill stick to 35mm pictures cropped square.


No, you cant afford that. Yes, life sucks.


(last) Year In Review: G20

More stuff I didn't post last year. I had tons of pictures from the G20 (click the tag below) so naturally some of them didn't get posted.

Joe Kennedy, citizen journalist

Nice cameras


Fire hazzard



I finally got down to editing some pictures I took close to christmas.
Fairy lights + Maureen.



It's snowing (in my head)

Honestly, this has been the coldest winter yet. It seems like its always snowing and my socks always get wet whenever I leave the house. This results in very little incentive to leave the house unless I have to, let alone take pictures.
Ill get my hands on some film soon, hopefully ill have some new pictures coming after that.