Yashica FX-7 SUPER, FX-3 SUPER, FX-3 Manual

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Yashica FX-3 FX-7

(Super 2000)

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* This manual contains the instructions for both the Yashica FX-3 Super and FX-7 Super. However, the illustrations used in it are those of the FX-3 Super with a Yashica ML 50 mm F1.9 lens. The procedure is exactly the same for both models, and when equipped with other interchangeable lenses.


Description of Parts 6

Mounting and Dismounting the Lens 10

Battery Installation 12


Film Loading 16

Setting the Film Speed 22

Focusing the Lens 24

Shutter Speed and Aperture 28

Exposure Setting 30

Taking Pictures 34

Film Rewinding 36

Exposure Compensation 38

Bulb Exposure and Infrared Photography 42

Using the Self-Timer 44

Flash Photography 46

Depth of Field 50

Camera care 52

Specifications 56


1.Exposure Counter

2.Film Advance Lever

3.Shutter Release Button

4.Shutter Speed Dial

5.Film Speed Ring

6.Shutter Speed Index4www.butkus.org

7.Flash-Ready Signal Contact


8.Direct X Contact

9.Accessory Shoe

10.Lens Mounting Index

11.Film Rewind Crank

12.Film Rewind Knob


14.Lens Release Button

15.Self-Timer Lever

16.Aperture Ring

17.Focusing Ring4www.butkus.org

18.Aperture/Distance Index


Yashica FX-7 SUPER, FX-3 SUPER, FX-3 Manual

< Mounting the Lens > First, remove the camera body cap by turning it counterclockwise. Then align the red dot on the lens barrel with the

Lens Mounting Index on the camera body, fit in the lens and turn it clockwise until it locks in place with a click.

<Dismounting the Lens>

While pressing in the Lens Release Button, turn the lens counterclockwise as far as it will go, then pull it out toward the front. Once the lens has been dismounted, be sure to put the lens front cap and rear cap on the lens and the body cap on the camera's lens mount to protect them.


·While mounting and dismounting the lens, do not touch the lens glass and the inside of the camera.

·If you are changing the lens with film in the camera, take care to prevent light from entering the inside of the camera.


Two 1.5 V alkaline batteries (LR44) or 1.55 V silver-oxide batteries (SR44) are needed to provide power for the camera's exposure meter.

1. Remove the Battery Compartment Cover by turning it with a coin.4www.butkus.org

2 Insert the two batteries inside the battery holder with the plus ( + ) side facing up as shown, then replace the holder in the compartment and tighten its cover.

< Battery Check >

Check the batteries with the LEDs in the viewfinder. If an LED (red or green) turns on when the Shutter Release Button is pressed halfway in, the batteries are in good condition. If no LED turns on, they are exhausted and must be replaced. Be sure to replace the two batteries at the same time.

Because the batteries are used to power only the exposure meter, the camera operates even if they are exhausted or there are no batteries in it.

< Battery Precautions>

·Silver-oxide batteries will last about one year, and alkaline batteries about six months. However, their service life differs depending on their capacity at the time of purchase, the ambient temperature, and how often you take pictures.

·Generally, the battery performance decreases temporarily at low temperatures (under about 0°C). When taking pictures in cold weather, it is recommended to use new batteries and warm the camera before shooting. The batteries affected by cold temperatures will function properly again if they return to normal temperature.

·Before installing the batteries, wipe both poles clean with a dry cloth because poor contact may result if they are soiled.

·If you are carrying your camera on a long trip, bring spare batteries with you.

·Never put batteries into fire or try to disassemble them because it is dangerous.


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