In the "pre zoom age" cameras with several lenses on a turret (or a slider) were very popular. It was a good compromise in terms of weight, dimensions and cost. Complicated and costly reflex viewing systems were avoided by viewing systems with frontpieces being moved together with the lenses. In that respect the Yashica 8E-III is a very typical specimen.
Launched in 1959
Body in cast aluminium, wrinkle finish.
Lens system: Cine Yashinon 1,8 / 6,5 mm, 10 mm, 25 mm
2 internal filters to be switched into the optical path.
Frame rates :8, 12, 16, 24, 32 et 48 fps and single frame.
Semi-automatic exposure. It takes into account the frame rates and the filters.