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The Yashica FFT is a manual focus 35mm film SLR camera from Yashica.
It has a focal plane shutter with speeds from 1s to 1/1000 with B. Flash sync is at 1/60 a sec. Flash can be used via the hot shoe or the pc sync terminal. The self-timer has a delay of approx 10 sec. It features an TTL center-weighted metering system using a CdS photo cell. It is activated by pressing downward on a dedicated switch at the left hand side of the lens mount. The meter will continue use power if the switch is not reset to the up position. The meter switch is automatically reset if the shutter is released. The viewfinder has a needle based display on the right. Center the needle for proper exposure. The meter has a range of 2.85 to 18 EV at (ASA 100, f/1.9), settable to film speeds from 25 to 800 ASA. Focusing is controlled on the lens barrel, with a center micro-prism on the focusing screen. The film transport uses a single stroke film advance lever. Film is rewound with a rewind crank and is powered by a 1.3v mercury battery.