Cult Cameras – The Yashica T4 Super D (Part 1: Intro)

This is a Yashica T4 Super D. It’s plasticky, not very pretty, and was discontinued in 2002. It doesn’t have a zoom lens, an LCD screen on the back, or come with built in Wifi. It uses one non-rechargeable CR123 camera battery, shoots 35mm film, and it is, for all intents and purposes, obsolete.  Oh yeah, it averages over $200 used.

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Much like the Holga or the Diana F+, this plastic point & shoot has a garnered quite the cult following. Cult following means high demand and high resale prices. Lomography has done an excellent job promoting lo-fi photography and toy cameras to the youth market. $5 plastic cameras are sold new for $50 and they have been just raking in the dough. But this Yashica’s got a little bit more substance than that.

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