This rather ugly camera is from the late 1980's and is now an abandoned platform. Yashica had been bought up by Kyocera and had a beautiful lens with the Kyocera and Yashica brands on it. The lens is super heavy duty and produced very sharp images. (I have the 28-85mm). The camera was produced in response to the success of Minolta's auto-focusing units, but it never gained the popularity, and sadly there are no modern DSLR's that use this mount so the lens is only useable on the old cameras. (unlike the Minolta lenses that can be used on new Sony DSLRs, and the Canon, Nikon, and Pentax AF lenses that can also be used on their modern counterparts.) The funny looking flash actually slides on to the hotshoe and uses the main camera battery for power. It's ugly, but it works well as most of the indoor shots you see are with the flash.