image by Raúl Sá Dantas (Image rights)
The J-7 was introduced by Yashica circa 1966, a continuation of the M42-lensed SLR series begun with the Penta J. Like the Yashica J-3 and its successors, the J-7 has a CdS meter cell mounted below the rewind crank, the final Yashica SLR to use this design. The TL-Super introduced the following year offered TTL (through the lens) light metering instead.
- Production year: 1968
- Made by: Yashica Co., Ltd., Japan
- Camera type: Single lens reflex, interchangeable lens, m42 screw mount
- Film type: 135, 35mm
- Picture size: 24mm x 36mm
- Shutter: rubberised cloth focal plane
- Shutter speeds: 1-1/1000 and B
- Exposure meter: non TTL, top plate mounted CdS with top window readout
- Battery: PX625, for meter only, easily substituted by a 675 air-zinc.
- PC sync: two on the left side of the lens mount for X and FP
- Self-timer: 10 seconds delay
- Lens: M42 screw mount Auto Yashinon DX 50mm 1:1.7
- Filter size: 52mm
- Weight: Body 700g, with Yashinon normal lens 900g