Yashica 109 MP

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The Yashica 109 MP also known as Yashica 109 Multi Program, Yashica 109, or name variation incorporating Kyocera, Kyocera Yashica 109, etc. This is a 35mm SLR camera manufactured by Kyocera in 1989. A Silver Edition bundled camera was released in 1998[1] which is in a two tone finish with a black body and silver top and include a 35-70mm zoom lens.

It uses the Contax/Yashica mount or C/Y mount. There are five program modes. Program auto, HP: hi-speed program auto, AV: aperture priority, manual exposure and X: manual flash exposure. The shutter release is electronic, a standard cable release socket is also provided. The film transport also supports single or continuous drive mode. The setting is located on the shutter program collar. After all exposures on the roll are exhausted, the camera will stop. Unlike the 108 or 107 models the 109 features a motorized rewind, just press the button located on the base and slide it outward.

Focusing is done manually, and aided with a horizontal split image spot including a microprism. The viewfinder provide 0.82x magnification, providing a nearly 92% field of view. There are LED confirmations in the finder, flash, circle, down arrow and up arrow. The flash lights up when fully charged and blinks when shutter is slower than 1/30 a sec. The circle lights in program modes, and blinks if settings need to be adjusted. The down and up arrows both light if the exposure is correct in manual mode and blinks in B: Bulb mode. If the arrows are individuality lit; in manual exposure mode, setting need to be adjusted. The down arrow is under exposure. The up arrow is over exposure. Blinking in AV mode, means the camera is unable to compensate to the lighting conditions. A handy backlight compensation button is also provided near the lens mount. It adds 1.5 EV to the exposure.

Yashica 107 108 109
Rewind crank motorized
Drive modes single single and continuous
Program modes
Program auto exposure
Hi-speed
Low-speed N / A
N / A Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Under/over LED No Yes (in VF)
Battery 4x AAA 4x AA

Specifications

  • Year: 1989
  • Manufacturer: Kyocera, Japan
  • Lens mount: Contax/Yashica or C/Y bayonet mount lenses
  • Shutter: Vertical metal focal plane
  • Shutter speed: auto: 16s to 1/2000 manual: 1 to 1/2000 and B
  • Flash: X sync at 1/90 or slower
  • Metering: TTL center weight with SPD sensor
  • Metering range: 2 to 19 EV (100 ISO)
  • Film speed: Auto DX 25 to 3200 ISO, non-DX 100 ISO
  • Film advance: automatic
  • Film rewind: motorized
  • Self timer: electronic 10 sec.
  • Batteries: 4x AA battery
  • Weight: about 510g
  • Dimensions: 150.5 x 95.5 x 62 mm

Notes

  1. ,Yashica Introduced A Special Silver Edition Of The 109 Multi Program "Learning SLR"

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