- The Yashica FR was a 35mm single lens reflex camera, introduced by the company in 1976. The FR and its later offshoot, the FR I, marked the first time that Yashica attempted to compete in the 35mm professional and serious amateur markets.
The FR featured an electronically-operated, horizontal-travel, cloth focal plane shutter with speeds from 1 - 1/1000 sec. It is a manual-focus SLR camera with manually set exposure controls, and aperture and shutter speeds are visible in the viewfinder. Instead of the normal mechanical shutter button, the FR was fitted with a 'Feather-Touch' electronic release. It was fitted with the Contax/Yashica bayonet lens mount, allowing the use of either Yashica or Carl Zeiss T* lenses. The camera was available with a power winder, and could also accept an available Contax motor drive and infrared remote shutter release.
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