The Yashica TLR lineup had followed a traditional pattern, evolving in technology and style as other manufacturers. In 1983 Yashica was swallowed by Kyocera, a hi-tech, we-do-it-all corporation, and the scope had shifted from ‘optical products as an objective’ to ‘optics included in other products’. The FX cameras were the last of the traditional style, metal-bodied, cameras made, where after that, the company shifted to futuristic styles. All that while keeping the CONTAX line alive and well.
The last Yashica camera of that generation that I have on the shelf is the FX-2. A robust, on the heavy side, no-nonsense, no-frills, solid camera. The plain top houses the speed dial and an off/on switch, together with the staple wind and rewind levers, and the trigger. It was supplied with the tried and true Yashica lenses, with a dept of fields being the only indulgent. A meter needle in the viewer offered an up or down movement without recommended values. Just fiddle with the settings, and you are good to go.
|Weight||690 gr, Body only|
|Class average weight||620 gr, Body only|
|Filter size||52 mm|
|Mount size||Yashica C/Y|
|shutter||Focal plane cloth horizontal|
|Light meter||CdS TTL|
|Battery||Original 675R, replacement SR44|
|Battery voltage||1.3 / 1.5|