Yashica 5 Star Auto Focus Motor 35mm Point and Shoot Camera w/ Zykor Auxilary Lenses - Used - Very Good 9+
A compact viewfinder camera with autofocus and motor drive. Predating the lengendary Yashica T AF by several years, the Auto Focus Motor is the motor-driven evolution of Yashica’s first autofocus viewfinder camera a few years earlier. The Auto Focus Motor has also been referred to in some promotional materials as the 5-Star, so named because of the five automatic systems it boasted: automatic film loading, automatic focus, automatic film advance, automatic exposure, and automatic exposure with flash. The Auto features a 38mm f/2.8 lens mated to an electronically controlled shutter capable of speeds ranging from 1/8 to 1/500 seconds.
By the shutter button on the top plate is a frame counter and a blue shutter lock switch which can be used to prevent unintentional shutter actuation when not in use. On the other side of the top plate is an integrated flash unit which can be activated by pressing down where it says “PUSH” with a flash ready indicator light behind it. The Auto’s autofocus system is initiated by simply pressing the shutter button which prompts the the camera to adjust focus on whatever is in the center of the frame before tripping the shutter. There is also a yellow focus lock button located near the lens that can be used to hold focus on the subject even if you don’t want it dead center. Surrounding the front element of the lens is a knurled plastic ring that is used to select the film speed and next to the lens is an icon-based focus distance indicator with a red self-timer light directly above it which can be activated by pulling the self timer lever on the other side of the lens.
Included with this Camera is the orinal box (very worn, original manual, warranty card and a set of Tele and Wide angle screw on auxilary lens that will addlots of enjoyment to this Camera. The Zykkor Telephoto and Wide Angle come with their own cases and lens caps and were custom made for the Fic