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Showing posts from August, 2012


This is my second 'Mat, both acquired at under the $100 mark and worked out of the box - clean lenses and the shutter fired at all speeds without needing exercise. I find the earlier sans light meter Yashica-Mats more appealingcompared to the later sought after 124/124G series.

Need a light meter? Learn Sunny 16 or use a hand held meter. To the left of the picture above is a plastic Bayonet 1 lens hood which can be found on eBay for under $10, highly recommended to prevent strange light artifacts from being recorded on film.

Luxamar vs. Yashinon
Both lenses are four element Tessar type. Some claim the Luxamar lens fitted to early models of the series were manufactured in Germany. You decide...;)