Yashica Samurai X3.0 (1987 or 1988)

Discussion in 'Modern Film Cameras' started by jdm_von_weinberg, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. 3EECC564-5D52-4132-994E-FDEFFAE2B903.jpeg I am very curious about the remote release connector on the bottom of the camera.

    Does anyone know if it is a standard connector?
    Or if the proprietary connector was ever released?

    I have a few of these and they would be ideal for a multi camera setup with simultaneous release.
  2. I don't have a Samurai currently (might need to change that) but I do have an Oly Super Zoom 330 from 1990. Other than the zoom/VF locking feature the lens cap/IR controller was a pretty slick idea. I haven't ran film through it yet, though.

    I also have an Oly iS-20. I really like this design. I'm sure it helped define the way future digital bridge cameras looked. I've shot 1 roll with it but it was during the grey days of winter.
  3. If Eric is still curious, Kodak had half frame cardboard slide mounts and all my Kodachrome slides were returned properly mounted until a 1961 trip to England when three rolls were returned cut into film strips instead. Shortly after that my Olympus Pen D1 died so that was the end for half frame for me. Until APS-C.

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