230 AF 35mm SLR Camera


Yashica

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The 230 AF 35mm SLR Camera


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4 Reviews  

Average Rating: 3.5 out of 5

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Michael  5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/23/2011 3:38:39 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/23/2011 3:38:39 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/23/2011 3:38:39 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/23/2011 3:38:39 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/23/2011 3:38:39 PM
Rating: 5 out of 5
What on earth is this guy basing his opinion on? Almost all Yashica SLR lenses, regardless of the mount are excellent, not just good. I personally like prime lenses, and the 50mm f1.8 for the Yashica AF SLR line can only be beat by a couple of lenses. I don't really like or use zooms too much, but, that being said, their zooms were of better than average quality, easily beating Nikon and Minolta's entry level zoom quality. I strongly suspect that Yashica's 60mm af macro lens was the same lens that used to be labeled Zeiss for the Contax / Yashica mount. Look at the two lenses; they are almost identical, and have the same specs, except that one is manual and one is auto focus. Who in his right mind would complain about a Zeiss lens? Really?!

And who in the world "forced" Kyocera to make a manual lens converter? That's an absurd statement, unfounded in reality.

The camera bodies in this line are easy to use, and the 300 is so intuitive. I have too many cameras, but this is becoming the one I pick up most often be I love the images it produces, and it's so fun and easy to use.

Remember, this is the same company making the lenses for the Contax G1 and G2 rangerfinders, the sharpest 35mm lenses ever made by anyone. Do you really think they would lower their standards that much for their own brand name?

2/23/2011 3:38:39 PM
 
Neil Walton 2.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/15/2006 8:02:51 PM 2.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/15/2006 8:02:51 PM 2.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/15/2006 8:02:51 PM 2.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/15/2006 8:02:51 PM 2.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/15/2006 8:02:51 PM
Rating: 2.5 out of 5
I like the camera but I have a hard time finding lenses for it and the onboard flash has burnt out.
2/15/2006 8:02:51 PM
 
Glen Taylor 2 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/9/2005 9:06:55 AM 2 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/9/2005 9:06:55 AM 2 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/9/2005 9:06:55 AM 2 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/9/2005 9:06:55 AM 2 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/9/2005 9:06:55 AM
Rating: 2 out of 5
This is probably the best (working) of all the ill-fated Kyocera/Yashica AF 35mm SLR cameras, which isn't saying much. Other AF 200-series SLRs introduced by Kyocera after its purchase of Yashica seem plagued by shutter and non-functioning flash issues (see ebay). The Yashica AF lens line is tiny and of only average optical quality, and Kyocera was forced to introduce a 1.6 teleconverter adapter so buyers could use the much better, older Yashica ML manual-focus lenses.

More complicated and more-lightly built than prior manual-focus Yashica bodies, these cameras were uncompetitively priced as well, and the new AF camera line soon withered and died. The lack of parts is a serious disadvantage for someone contemplating a used body.

7/9/2005 9:06:55 AM
 
Martin J. Thompson 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/5/2004 4:34:04 PM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/5/2004 4:34:04 PM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/5/2004 4:34:04 PM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/5/2004 4:34:04 PM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/5/2004 4:34:04 PM
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
A beautiful camera with only one huge flaw that lenses are no longer available for it as yashica have stopped making lenses for slr's and put all their chip's into one bet with their digital range of cameras.
4/5/2004 4:34:04 PM
 

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