Kickstarter campaign reveals Yashica Digifilm Y35 updates

May 29, 2018

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Kickstarter campaign reveals Yashica Digifilm Y35 updates

May 29, 2018

Chad Verzosa

Chad Verzosa is a freelance writer and photographer currently based in Florida. When not traveling, he likes to spend his time printing pictures in the darkroom.

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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.

The Yashica Y35 is technically a digital camera that looks like the analog classic Yashica Electro 35. But what makes it different from others is that it lets you use faux film cartridges to apply film effects to your images. Right now, the available cartridges for the digiFilm system include:

  • ISO 200 Ultra Fine
  • ISO 1600 High Speed
  • Black and White
  • Yashica Blue
  • 120 Format (6×6)

The concept is fun, but some photographers don’t consider it a real camera at all. Apart from the toy cartridges, some also think the sensor is too small for serious applications.  Nevertheless, the fact that it raised a million dollars means a lot of people are still interested in it.

Could it be because of Y35’s weird approach to photography? Nostalgia? Or both?

Yashica plans to release the camera in July 2018 for $200. The original release date was supposed to be in last month. However, the Y35’s designers had to return to the drawing board to accommodate a few of their fans’ suggestions.

If you’re curious how the latest design looks like, then keep scrolling.

So what do you think of the Yashica Y35? Yay or nay? Let us know in the comments below!

[via Yashica Kickstarter page]

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5 responses to “Kickstarter campaign reveals Yashica Digifilm Y35 updates”

  1. Mistral75 Avatar
    Mistral75

    Yashica haven’t launched another Kickstarter campaign: your link is for the original one, the one that raised HK $10m in 2017.

    By the way, the “larger sensor” is 1/2.5 inch (still a tiny one) and the lens is f/2, not f/2.8.

  2. Paul Deutsch Avatar
    Paul Deutsch

    How can I buy this camera?

  3. #Name Avatar
    #Name

    This is not the old Yashica BTW. They just bought the name, and the whole development is placed in China. They show fake boards, which came from dashcams, and trapcams. They didn’t even shown any real picture came from the camera, only one, and it wasn’t even fullresolution. At the begining they claimd they have a working prototype, but the real progres was made after the end of the Kickstarter camaign. More and more backers are dissatisfied, and asking for refund, which they refuse. It can be a scam

  4. Jorn Straten Avatar
    Jorn Straten

    There’s a new unbelievable update from Yashica. It does not include the news about the promised shipment date in the end of July. And the other things mentioned are subject to interpretation…

  5. relivelastnight Avatar
    relivelastnight

    wow. no news about yashica yet?