The Yashica YE is a 35mm rangefinder camera made by Yashica in 1959. It has a Leica screw mount. The lens is usually a 5cm Yashikor f/2.8. Yashica bought Nicca in 1958 and the design of the camera is based on the Nicca 33. It has separate focus and viewing eyepieces. Film loading is done through the base of the camera. There is a typical thumb advance lever on top of the camera, round which the frame counter is also mounted.
There are two shutter dials, one for fast speeds on top of the camera by the accessory shoe, the other a slow shutter speed dial on the front. The slow speeds are 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/15, 1/30 second. The fast speed dial contains B, 1/30-X which is also the flash sync speed, 1/60, 1/125, 1/250 and 1/500 second.