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The new YASHICA Black & White Film (iso400)

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about YASHICA

YASHICA, Japanese Camera Brand since 1949. For the 70th anniversary of YASHICA, our team has embarked upon another comeback of the timeless classic, film cameras with our novel project, YASHICA Absolute.

Project "YASHICA Absolute"

Our project “YASHICA Absolute” of 2019 will be launched in 3 episodes - [Premiere] [Novella] and [Prestige].


[Premiere]  The forgotten journey of a timeless art

Photography is more than just a hobby, an activity but a capture of a moment, a tool for storytelling.

Today, the art of film photography is being forgotten as technology progresses and digital cameras popularised. The convenience of modern photography is in a sense promoting an indulgence of instant gratification.

MF-1 is our reminder to people of the fun and the lessons taught to us by film photography. It is an art of precision, patience, and mystery that requires meticulousness, experimentation, and bravery.

MF-1 is a simple Snapshot Art Camera, suitable for novice photographers transitioning from the world of digital to that of film photography. For a great film photo, it requires a quality film and camera (a decent photographer as well).

Films and cameras are the yin and yang of film photography. Therefore, we are also bringing forward, "YASHICA 400", a new YASHICA 35mm camera negative film as a complement to the MF-1. 

You will not want to miss the limited edition of "YASHICA Golden 80s" in part of this debut and exclusively made for the 70th anniversary.



[Novella]  Another step for Film Camera (Around August 2019)

In this episode, the Compact Automatic Camera - MF-2 will be reissued.


[Prestige] - Milestone of TLR-35mm (Around December 2019)

Finally, our masterpiece of YASHICA-44 TLR will be rebuilt and the brand-new YASHICA 44 will be compatible with 35mm.

[Premiere]  The forgotten journey of a timeless art

Photography is more than just a hobby, an activity but a capture of a moment, a tool for storytelling.

The art of film photography is being forgotten as technology progresses and digital cameras popularised. The convenience of modern photography is in a sense promoting an indulgence of instant gratification.

The New YASHICA Snapshot Art Camera - MF1


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Photographer: Akina Mikam • Camera: MF-1 • FIlm: YASHICA 400 • Location: Bangkok
Photographer: Akina Mikam • Camera: MF-1 • FIlm: YASHICA 400 • Location: Bangkok

The New YASHICA Negative Film

Photo samples of YASHICA 400 Film
Photo samples of YASHICA 400 Film
Photo samples of YASHICA 400 Film
Photo samples of YASHICA 400 Film
Photo samples of YASHICA 400 Film
Photo samples of YASHICA 400 Film
Photo samples of YASHICA Golden 80s Film
Photo samples of YASHICA Golden 80s Film
Photo samples of YASHICA Black & White Film
Photo samples of YASHICA Black & White Film

Why Kickstarter

The technology of MF-1 is mature and ready to be released. However, a minimum quantity has to be met to realise the production.

In order to realise our [Premiere] of YASHICA Absolute and bring out the best version of YASHICA’s cameras, your support and contribution are crucial and will be highly valued, as well as your constructive comments and feedback for constant improvement.

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Timeline

The Collaborator

AIRLAB: Photographic processing, rental daylight studio, rental darkroom, photography school, and wet plate photography service.

CRAZY CAMERA: All about passion and love in camera either in Film or Digital. They represent the Vintage lifestyle and analog lover.

Backer Choices: Formed by a group of Super Backers which have experience and sense of choosing a great campaign to support.

Special Thanks

Akina Mikami, Alex Barber, Andrea Domenic Giuliano, Caleb Allen, Chardchakaj Waikawee, Christopher Katz, Dan Eady, Eric Peralta, Kerry Jeffrey, Renko Recke, Sergio Del Amo.

For testing the film and provide suggestions for our project.

Risks and challenges

We are proud to create and launch the YASHICA film and snapshot camera. Today, we are working very hard to bring the project to life and we are aware of the risks involved in such projects. We are dedicated to delivering a flawless camera that fulfils your expectations. Our commitment to excellence means that the first shipment is set to go in July 2019. Although we work closely with our manufacturers to ensure everything runs smoothly, there are possibilities of unexpected delays in production or delivery. We promise to keep you informed every step of the way. We are fully ready to expand our camera collection from digital to analog and we are excited to share this experience with you on Kickstarter.

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    Pledge HK$ 176 or more About $23

    Early Bird - Negative Fans (USD22.5)

    Save 20% on 4 rolls of YASHICA 400 35mm negative film (24 Exp.)

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    Early Bird - MF-1 Brown (USD24.4)

    Save 20% on the Starter Kit with MF-1 Snapshot Art Camera (Brown) and 1 roll YASHICA 400 35mm negative film. Taking Snapshot with the simplest way with the brilliant color of YASHICA Film.

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    Early Bird - MF-1 Orange (USD24.4)

    Save 20% on the Starter Kit with MF-1 Snapshot Art Camera (Orange) and 1 roll YASHICA 400 35mm negative film. Taking Snapshot with the simplest way with the brilliant color of YASHICA Film.

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    Early Bird - Duo (USD24.6)

    Save 20% on 2 rolls of YASHICA 400 35mm negative film (24 Exp.) and 2 rolls of YASHICA 400 35mm negative film (24 Exp.)

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    1 roll YASHICA Golden 80s film

    Taking Snapshot with the simplest way with the different style of YASHICA Film.

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    • YAHSICA 400 35mm Negative Film
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    Early Bird - MF-1 Special (USD35)

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    1 roll YASHICA Golden 80s film +
    1 roll YASHICA Black & White film

    Taking Snapshot with the simplest way with the different style of YASHICA Film.

    Includes:
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    • YAHSICA 400 35mm Negative Film
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    Pledge HK$ 288 or more About $37

    Early Bird - Combo (USD37)

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    Early Bird - MF-1 Couple (USD58.5)

    Save 25% on 2 sets of MF-1 Snapshot Art Camera (Orange and Brown), 2 rolls of YASHICA 400 35mm negative film and 2 rolls of YASHICA Golden 80s negative film. Taking Snapshot with the simplest way with the different style of YASHICA Film.

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    Early Bird - MF-1 Combo (USD70)

    Save 25% on 2 sets of MF-1 Snapshot Art Camera (Orange and Brown) +
    2 rolls of YASHICA 400 film +
    2 rolls of YASHICA Golden 80s film +
    2 rolls of YASHICA Black & White film +
    Taking Snapshot with the simplest way with the different style of YASHICA Film.

    Includes:
    • YASHICA MF-1 Snapshot Art Camera (Brown)
    • YASHICA MF-1 Snapshot Art Camera (Orange)
    • YAHSICA 400 35mm Negative Film
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    Small Lab - Negative (USD98.8)

    Save 30% on 20 rolls of YASHICA 400 35mm negative film (24 Exp.)

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    25 rolls of YASHICA Golden 80s film +
    25 rolls of YASHICA Black & White film

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Funding period

- (35 days)