Kickstarter projects often get a pretty negative response from the get-go, especially in the photography world. And while many people forget that it’s simply a venue, and you have to look at the seller, sometimes the audience gets duped. That appears to be the case with the Yashica Y35 “DigiFilm” camera. At least according to this review from Point&ShootClub.
When Yashica announced a comeback, many fans of the brand rejoiced. With the interesting concept of the “digital film roll” and the design of the old Yashica Electro 35, Yashica digiFilm Y35 raised an incredible $1.28 million on Kickstarter. The future looked bright. But now, as the company is shipping cameras to the backers, issues with the digiFilm Y35 are emerging, leaving people angry and disappointed.
Remember when Yashica raised $1.28 million on Kickstarter for their Y35 digiFilm camera a few months ago? Well, now they’re back with a few crucial updates to satisfy their backers’ requests. It now includes a bigger sensor (which is unfortunately still not APS-C size), and a f/2 lens among other changes.
Earlier this year, legendary Yashica camera brand started teasing a comeback. They launched a Kickstarter campaign, and it ended with great success: they raised the impressive $1.28 million.
Most of us have expected a mirrorless or a DSLR camera, but Yashica came back with something unexpected, to say the least. The Y35 was launched on Kickstarter in October with its faux film roll, and it caused a lot of reactions.
Judging from the comments, some photographers were eager to try it, but the majority couldn’t see the purpose of this “hipster toy.” However, a month after the campaign was launched, its success shows that there are most likely more of those who want to try out the Y35.