Yashica LYNX-5000 45mm f1.8 lens, 35mm rangefinder camera


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condition : 6/10 Body and lens in great condition, light meter not working, viewfinder not super clear this will not affect image quality.

Comes with 6 months warranty


The Lynx 1000 appeared before the 5000, notable in 1960 for its extremely fast Copal leaf shutter. Then came the 5000 with a CdS meter replacing the 1000’s selenium meter. The later 5000E has Electro-style electronic metering replacing the galvanometer, and the Lynx 14 and 14E have a giant, heavy, 7 element 1.4 lens instead of the 1.8 lens found on the 5000.

The build quality is excellent, it’s got that solid early 60s overengineered feel to it. It’s about as big as a small SLR. Operation is fully manual, but there’s no shortage of speeds and apertures, and the meter is accurate. In fact this is the fastest leaf shutter I’ve ever seen, it goes from 1/1000 down to 1 second. M-X switch for bulbs or instant, leave on X of course. And because it’s a leaf shutter it syncs at all speeds. No hotshoe though.


  • Produced 1962 Yashica Co., Ltd. Japan
  • Film type 135 (35mm)
  • Picture size 24mm x 36mm
  • Weight
  • Lens Yashinon 45mm 1:1.8-22 (6 elements in 4 groups)
  • Focal range .8m to infinity
  • Filter size 52mm
  • Shutter Copal-SV
  • Shutter speeds B, 1-1/1000
  • Viewfinder parallax-corrected rangefinder
  • Exposure meter body-mounted CdS
  • Battery originally 1.3v mercury PX625 (meter only)
  • PC sync and accessory shoe
  • Self-timer





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