Yashica FX-3 Super 2000

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Yashica FX-3 Super 2000

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The best thing I can say about a camera is that there is nothing to say about it. I go through quite a few (many) cameras and need to decipher the designer’s thoughts and ideas. In some cases, it is easy; in others, it takes a user manual. Here, it cannot be simpler.

The FX-3 Super 2000 is a scion of the Yashica FX series. Based on the FX-3 Super, which is based on the FX-3, there are no great tidings. The FX 1 and its descendants were mass market, simple cameras, gaining slight improvement at each generation. Changes were in display, from needle to LEDs, cloth curtain changes to metal, speeds, and ASA sensitivity increased.

The 1986 FX-3 Super 2000 is so named as top shutter speed increased to 2000. It seems to be a trendy camera, as there are more eBay sales of this than any other FX series.

Introduced after Kyocera took over Yashica, the company was busy producing cameras under the CONTAX banner. This model, an entry-level SLR, was made by Cosina in Japan and later in China.

Using the camera is textbook simplicity. There are shutter speed and aperture dials. LED signals indicate over/under exposure; all you need to do is set the dot in the middle by adjusting the dials.

The camera is compact and very light, in line with its brethren. A finger grip, AE style, adds good purchase and stability for large hands, Camera is available in black and chrome. An interesting configuration is the RBT twin version.


List number 3520
Brand Yashica
Format 35mm
Model FX-3 Super 2000
Introduced 1986
AKA Cosina
Qty made
Country Japan
Type Compact SLR
Body material Metal / Plastic
Mode Manual
Weight 440 gr,  Body only
Class average weight 620 gr,  Body only
ASA range 25-3200
Kit lens
Lens make Yashica
Filter size
Lens mount Bayonet
Mount size Yashica C/Y
shutter Focal plane vertical metal
Light meter TTL, manual override
Winder Lever
Lock No
Speeds B, 1-2000
DOF preview No
Exposure lock No
Exposure compensation No
Shoe Hot
External sync No
Sync speed 125
Timer Yes
Battery LR44 x 2
Battery style Button
Battery voltage 3V
Integral flash None


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