Financial difficulties prompt a takeover of the Nicca Camera Co. Ltd. by Yashica Co. Ltd. in May 1958. In June the final Nicca badged model, the lll L is introduced.
Yashica market the Yashica YE, which is basically a Nicca 33 with a modified top plate (it now extends down to the lens mount) and X synchronization at 1/30 instead of 1/60. The final rangefinder model from the Nicca/Yashica stable, the Yashica YF, appears. This is a further development of the Nicca lll L..
Production by Yashica of rangefinder cameras with interchangeable lenses ceases.
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