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Yashica electro 35 dsn

Bobby GR , Aug 12, 2010; 03:56 a.m.

Just got this camera! I'm looking to poduce photos as seen on lomography.com

In regards to vignetting, i'm wondering how to enhance that effect on this camera?
Also what films would you recomened?
Can you add a fish eye lens onto this camera and where can these be purchased from? Plastics ons pref.
Also under/over exposing, how does this effect the final image with this camera?

Very new to photogrpahy, i dont know much!


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John Cogburn , Aug 12, 2010; 05:27 a.m.

The GSN is designed to make sharp images, with no vignetting. So if you want the kind of blurry images that fit with the 'lomo' trend, you might be better off spending a lot more money on a brand-new Holga. They are garunteed not to make sharp images. And you also get the added bonus of random, unpredictable light leaks.

As understand it, the lomo trend is a derivitave sort of pop culture marketing phenomenon. If you want a really retro 1950s look, then get a 1950s box camera for 4-5 bucks. You might have fun with it .....and your blurry photos will be much more authentic :)

Maciek Stankiewicz , Aug 12, 2010; 05:33 a.m.

Do You mean Yashica GSN?
Well, Yashica GSN is a great camera with excellent lens. It's not camera for Lomography, it would be like using vintage Jaguar XJ for a cab...
Probably You need cheap camera with plastic lens, that You can at thrift store in the box.
Lomography is not only a crappy lens, most of all it's about cross processing (google will help).
All the best for You, and keep Yashica for pictures where the Quality is needed. I am using Yashica with Fuji Reala (Color) or Ilford XP2 (B&W) with great results.

Bobby GR , Aug 12, 2010; 06:42 a.m.

Thanks both for your responses. If you have any gallerys with top yashica electro photos, it may inspire me!!!

Yann Roffiaen , Aug 12, 2010; 07:38 a.m.

I had this camera for a while. I still don't remember why I sold it... Maybe because it was difficult to control the shutter speed (changing the ASA setting is the only way) Here are poor scans, the lens on this camera is really a gem

Ken Jeanette , Aug 12, 2010; 08:12 a.m.

There are a number of cheapie plastic 35MM "SLR" cameras out there recently. They have a lead weight in the base to make them feel like quality, but are really SH**. They have names like Cannon, Benz-Gant, Nekon, Olympic. You get the picture--pure scam-cams. I'll bet you can get some real Lomographic pics from any of these

Maciek Stankiewicz , Aug 12, 2010; 08:29 a.m.

Here You can find shots from my GSN loaded with Reala.
And http://www.flickr.com/photos/harlemshuffle/tags/gsn/
You are welcome to see all my gallery, note that I am using many different film cameras :)

Pizza by Yashica GSN

Charles Stobbs , Aug 12, 2010; 09:14 a.m.

The GSN users manual mentions auxilliary lenses. It's possible these may offer some of the (lack of) quality you want.

Erik Magnuson , Aug 12, 2010; 09:18 a.m.

There are a number of cheapie plastic 35MM "SLR" cameras out there recently.

I have both a Yashica Electro 35 GS and an Olympia GM8426 fake SLR. Here is a sample image from the Electro:

and one from the Olympia:

Yes, they are a wee bit different. Neither vignettes - if I want this effect I use the Lens Correction filter in PS.

Tom Harvey , Aug 12, 2010; 03:30 p.m.

Wow, that Olympia GM8426 is really crappy! I want one! Can my 5DII take pictures like that?

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