The End of Yashica
Apr. 12th, 2005
Kyocera announces that it will immediately halt production on all CONTAX and Yashica branded 35mm products, and would later halt production and pending shipments of all CONTAX 645 cameras, lenses, and accessories by the end of the year. Manufacturer and factory authorized Yashica, CONTAX, and Kyocera photographic repairs, parts sales, and all other support programs are slated to end by 2015.
Contrary to the announcement's declared closings, a few camera models find their way into the market under all 3 brands after 2005. They appear with no fanfare, and in some cases, are only available in limited markets.