Yashica EZ F521

Not many digital cameras capture my imagination. Mostly they’re cookie-cutter and very boring. Their output looks the same: bland and soulless- in short, digital. But every once in awhile a throwback design (some might say pander) comes along and – however briefly – tickles the fancy. Earlier this year it was the Olympus E-P1. A short while later it was the Leica X1 (the Leica M9, with its USD $6,995 street price – body only, natch – need not apply). Now, perhaps most promisingly yet, comes the Yashica EZ F521 (already being billed as the digital Holga) with a very appealing price tag of ¥8,000.

One can only hope its output does some justice to its legendary Chinese-made forebearer, although I personally think it bears more resemblance – at least from a design perspective – to the equally venerable Canon AF35ML.

Oh, and at this rate, I’m already looking forward to the digital Lomo and digital Minox. Camera manufacturers, get crackin’…

Addendum (11/10/09). Watch this. Pretty much everything you need to know/could ask for:

– Gyro


~ by velofinds on October 7, 2009.

One Response to “Yashica EZ F521”

  1. that is very cool. Digital Minox cameras are very cool, especially those tiny ones that you can hold in the palm of your hand…mega small. I bought a LEICA D-LUX3 a few months ago from a fashion photographer in Tribeca and it’s really done the job quite well…and really charms me with its design and features.

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