So now there's a new T4 out, street price around $200 (unlike most other things in the world, the "suggested retail price" of cameras has nothing to do with what people actually sell them for). I like to think Yashica's pitch that the camera is back "by popular demand" is due to the stink I made about it, but who knows. In any event, the new T4 does indeed have a 28mm to 70mm Zeiss zoom lens. The good news is that's a very useful zoom length, from true wide angle (28mm is approximately the field of view of a normal human) to short telephoto/portrait length. The bad news is that to achieve this the lens has a much smaller aperture, meaning the new T4 is much less suitable for dim light or action photography. Rats.
But, as point-and-shoots go, it still has better specs than nearly every other model on the market, so I will hereby declare it my new favorite point-and-shootYashica better appreciate that endorsement and not screw things up again. Go, buy, shoot.
My final word on all this? Film rules! Digital be damned!!
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