Yashica – 44 Silver Grey

Yashica - 44 Silver Grey

Yashica – 44 Silver Grey

Manufacturer: Yashica, Japan
Model: 44 Silver Grey
Format: 127 4x4cm Twin Lens Reflex
Made: 1958
Lens: Yashikor 60mm f/3.5
Shutter: Copal SV 1s – 1/500 & B
User Manual: PDF download

This is the more up-market version of the 44A with a crank wind and film interlock. It was developed for as a direct response to the popularity of the Rolleiflex Baby Grey and was made in several different colours – this is one of the early Silver Grey versions (the colour was eventually discontinued and replaced by a darker slate grey after F&H filed a lawsuit). I also have one in Black.

It’s a lovely little camera to use. See my photos made with the 44 Silver Grey.