Yashica T4 Super / T5

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5 Yashica T4 “Rainy Day” Frames – By Dave Powell

The Yashica T4 point-and-shoot needs no introduction. It– and the T4-Super/T5– are legendary for the “character” of their photos. Several years ago, I found one marked $1 at a yard sale, and couldn’t walk away. I had to find out what all the fuss was about.

Then in September 2017, Kate and I were preparing for our first trip to Iceland. We’d heard that autumns there were normally rainy and cold. So we bought foul-weather gear, and needed to test it.

By fortunate coincidence, two weeks before our departure, cold drenching rains swept across Massachusetts. Perfect for testing waterproof jackets and pants! And while being drenched, I decided to run a test roll of Fujicolor 200 through the T4. Why not?

5 Frames With CineStill 800T and a Yashica T5 – By Kevan Wilkinson

The mix of color, light, and shape that adorns the shops and streets of Beverly Hills during the winter holidays is truly a sight to behold. The city does not compromise when it comes to its holiday decor. It comes alive with spectacular light installations, life-sized Christmas ornaments, and vibrant holiday displays in all of the boutique shop windows. In short, it was the perfect setting for CineStill 800T.

Yashica T4 and Olympus AF-10

Yashica T4 Review: A ‘Cult vs. Budget’ Comparison – By Dmitry Zhilyaev

I happened to own a Yashica T4 and I have a very strange relationship with it. I am well aware of its cult status. I know that its Zeiss lens should be really good and especially for a compact camera. I see gazillions of positive reviews of it. But every time I am going through another roll from it I am finding myself thinking: “So this is it? Is it really that different from any other camera?” Don’t get me wrong, the results are not bad. But they don’t blow my mind either.


5 Frames With CineStill 800T and a Yashica T5 taken in Broad Daylight – By Kevan Wilkinson

Blue has always been my favorite color, but not when it shows up in my 35mm film scans. The appearance of a dominant blue hue can wreak havoc on pictures. That said, I was curious to see what would result if I shot a roll of CineStill 800T in broad daylight with my Yashica T5. Given that CineStill 800T is a color-balanced tungsten negative film, and my Yashica T5 is a simple point-and-shoot camera that doesn’t accommodate filters of any kind, I had no idea what the pictures would end up looking like. Would the bright sunlight be too difficult to balance out properly? Would the pictures end up awash in blue and therefore be rendered worthless? There was only one way to find out. 

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5 Frames With A Yashica T5 and Ektachrome E100 – By Kevan Wilkinson

One day in October, 2018, I stopped by my local camera store and saw the vibrant blue and yellow Ektachrome E100 35mm film boxes in the large film stock refrigerator. I was like a kid in a candy store, until I saw the handwritten sign that said “limit three rolls per customer.” That said, I purchased three rolls and took them on a weekend getaway to Santa Ynez, California, which is a small and picturesque town located about an hour north of Santa Barbara. I decided to use my Yashica T5 with my three rolls of new Kodachrome E100. 

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