Built in 1968 this Yashica is still in perfect cosmetical shape. Like many other Electros it suffered from the well known "Pad of death" illness.
After replacing the rotten pad the whole system works well again. I replaced the original mercury battery with one CR123A and two LR44 batteries. This combo fits in the battery chamber without any space problems. The higher voltage against the original battery seems to be no problem (when using B&W film).
The "Recorder" is the same camera as the Konica AA-35: Half frame, AF, motor wind forward and backward. Hexanon 24mm/4, shutter speeds from 1/60 to 1/500s. It uses two AA cells. After my AA-35 stopped working I could get this "Recorder" as a part of a camera bundle. It´s in much better condition than the AA-35 and gives me the same fun in creating photo patterns.