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Yashica FX-D Quartz
France Version française
Photos by EC text by EC. From the collection of Eric Carlhan. Last update 2021-02-09 par Sylvain Halgand.

Manufactured or assembled in Japan from 1981 to (After) 1984.
Index of rarity in France: Rare (among non-specialized garage sales)
Inventory number: 10313

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Traduction de Manuel M

This small reflex camera going back to 1981 is, in a way, a Contax 139 quartz simplified. Its advantage is that with lower costs of purchase of the body, it is possible to use the range of lenses Zeiss T*, like the range Yashica ML.

As its name indicates it, its shutter is controlled by quartz. This one automatically allows the sppeds from 11 seconds to the 1/1000 second, and the second to the 1/1000 second manually.

It is an automatic with priority with the aperture, disengageable to semi-automatic and manually modes. It is however unusable without batteries, because its release is electromagnetic.
The display in the viewfinder of the exposure is not done while pressing on the button of shutter release, but by using the big button located in fronting. The display is made by means of LED.

This camera is deprived of control of depth of field. It does not have the TTL measurement with the flash like the Contax 139.

It can be motorized with the motor Contax 139 II, with 2 pictures/second.

The sleeving of the body was entirely peeled of its layer of granulated plastic and there remains a soft textile coating and not slipping, which is, in fact, not unpleasant. I crossed  another FX-D Quartz in the same state: One will say that the coating was not terribly resistant.

Yashica FX-D Quartz

Yashica FX-D Quartz