Yashica FX-3 Super 2000
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.
|Model||FX-3 Super 2000|
|Body material||Metal / Plastic|
|Weight||440 gr, Body only|
|Class average weight||620 gr, Body only|
|Mount size||Yashica C/Y|
|shutter||Focal plane vertical metal|
|Light meter||TTL, manual override|
|Battery||LR44 x 2|