Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Week 150 - Yashica Rapide

Yashica Rapide by pho-Tony
Yashica Rapide, a photo by pho-Tony on Flickr.

The Rapide is a half frame camera with an unusual vertical design. The film is advanced and the shutter cocked by tugging on a short leather strap (seen here bottom left). There is a built in un-coupled Selenium light meter, and the shutter speeds range from 1sec to 1/500th. It's made of metal, and quite heavy.

1 comment:

  1. That's a wonderfully odd looking camera, it's like the grandfather of the Yashica Samurai half-frame camera!