Yashica TL Electro

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The Yashica TL Electro was introduced in 1972, and was one of the Yashica TL series cameras.

It was effectively a lower specification version of the Yashica TL Electro-X, with no battery check, a lower X-sync speed, no FP socket, an the viewfinder lights relocated to the right side.


  • Manufacturer: Yashica, Japan
  • Lenses: M42 (42x1) e.g. Yashinon 50mm f1.7, Yashinon 50mm f1.4, Tomioka 55mm f1.2
  • Metering: TTL stop down, weighted, CdS, two lights in viewfinder (up: overexposed, down underexposed, both: ok) from 12 ASA to 1600 ASA
  • Shutter: horizontal curtain focal plane, mechanical, 1/1000 to 1 sec and B
  • Flash: Hot and syncro-x, X at 1/60, MF at 1/30. (1/90s on X model)
  • Self-timer: mechanical, 8-9 sec.
  • Batteries: Two Mallory PX-640 or equivalent 1.35V Mercury batteries (PX-28 6.2V Silver Oxide 4SR44 on X model)
  • Weight: about 980 g. with Yashinon 50mm f1.7
  • Dimensions: 145x94x48


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