Yashica-D is a medium format film TLR camera made by Yashica and produced between 1958-74.[1]

Yashica-D 01
Yashica-D 05
Yashica-D 02
Yashica-D 09

images by Süleyman Demir


  • Film 120 roll, picture size 6x6cm
  • Taking lens: Yashinon 80mm f/3.5, four elements, Bayonet I filter mount
    • Early models were equipped with coated three-element Yashikor 80mm f/3.5 viewing and taking lenses
    • The last Yashica-D models were equipped with bright 80mm f/2.8 Yashinon viewing lenses; models with this viewing lens and the Yashinon taking lens are very desirable on the used market.
  • Aperture: up to f/22, setting: by a thumb wheel just above the left side of the taking lens, aperture and speed numbers are visible in a coupled small window just above thetaking lens
  • Focus range: 1-20m +inf
  • Viewing lens: Yashinon/Yashikor 80mm f/2.8
  • Bayonet 1 filter/hood
  • Focusing: Fresnel ground glass screen, via a big knob on the right side of the camera, w/ DOF scale
  • Shutter: Copal MXV leaf shutter, speeds: 1-1/500 +B; setting: a thumb wheel just above the right side of the taking lens
    • Attention: do not change the speed after cocking the shutter
  • Shutter release: on the right lower front side of the camera, over-lap type cable release can be fitted on the release knob
  • Cocking lever: on the shutter behind the taking lens
  • Frame counter: automatic resets, visible in a small window above the focusing knob
  • Winding knob: right upper side of the camera, w/ film release button on the center of it; after a frame winding it locks, (no double exposure prevention, shutter can be released)
  • Viewfinder: TLR waist level hood finder, Fresnel screen with grid lines, w/ flip up magnifying loop and flip down center for the sports finder
  • Exposure meter: none
  • Flash PC socket: left front upper side of the camera
  • Flash sync: all speeds for M, 1/60 for X,
  • Sync MX selector lever behind the aperture wheel
  • Cold-shoe
  • Memory dial : ASA/DIN, on the winding knob
  • Self-timer: lever on the shuttter, synch.lever must be on X position
  • Back cover: hinged, opens by a locking lever and ring on the bottom of the camera
  • Loading: red triangle: inside of the camera back, for adjusting film arrow when loading, after closing the cover the letter S appears in the counter window automatically, then turn the knob until 1 appears in the window.
  • Tripod socket: 1/4
  • Strap lugs
  • Serial no. on top of the name plate

Since the camera does not have a light meter, use a hand-held light meter or the sunny-16 rule. Use of a cable release requires a Leica nipple.

Notes and references[]

  1. McKeown's p.1026