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Old School x100s

My Old School x100s - Yashica Electro 35 GSN

I rarely develop gear lust, but I have been obsessing about the superb Fuji x100s for some time now. I mean what is not to love; retro design, fixed lens, stealthy rangefinder like operation. Although it is no rangefinder, I am sure Henri Cartier-Bresson would have loved shooting a bit of street with the x100s.

I have made peace with the fact that the x100s retails for an arm and a leg, a bit ridiculous for a ‘backup’ camera. I have decided to go all old school again. My last Yashica Rangefinder, the Minister D died on me a couple of months ago, but I have had my eye on the Yashica Electro 35 GSN; a cult classic among some die-hard film shooters. It has the looks, great light meter and a decent piece of glass. After finding a replacement for the now discontinued mercury battery, the electronics and camera mechanisms are all in working order. Another gem added to my vast growing analogue camera collection. I will post some images once I develop and scan a few rolls. I can already smell the fixer…