Yashica Mat-124

April 11, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

I recently got this beauty from my grandmother, a 1968 Yashica Mat-124. 

It belonged to my grandfathers brother, who had bought it from an American while working in Greenland for a period in the 1970's.

As if the camera wasn't exciting in itself, it turnes out there was a roll of exposed 120 Fujicolor sitting in it. I doubt that anyone in my family has shot this camera in the past three decades, so I am looking very much forward to getting it developed and see whats on it, if anything.

I regards to shooting this Twin Lens Reflex the next step is to clean the mirror and lenses on it, load it with a roll of 120 (maybe a new 1.4V battery for the meter) and it's ready to go.

The biggest challenge might be remembering to exposure manually, since I'm all to accustomed to shooting with a digital camera with a multitude of built in assistance. It will be a learning experience - the metering/exposure process and also restricting myself to only the 12 frames on a roll of 120 film - and I hope that it will gradually render me a better photographer.


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