1959 Yashica YE
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1959 Yashica YE   is similar to the Nicca 33 or Sears Tower 3F (also made by Nicca). In 1958 Yashica bought Nicca and the YE is Yashica's first 35mm rangefinder copy of the Leica IIIF but with only a top shutter speed of 1/500th of a second. The YE has lever advance but is still bottom loading. This example has a Canon f1.8 / 50mm lens instead of the correct Yashinon lens.