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My camerapaedia: Yashica-D

A description of my camera collection, one camera at a time.

Photo by stratski

What?
Mid range medium format TLR. Taking lens: Yashinon 80mm f/3.5, four elements, aperture: up to f/22, speed: up to 1/500s, plus B, self-timer.

When?
1958-1974

How?
It belonged to my dad, who gave it to me.

Well?
I love this camera. It offers full manual control, looks great, and takes beautiful pictures. You kind of need a light meter with it, allthough I tend to just guesstimate the proper lighting. Colors, B&W, xpro, multiple exposures, this camera does it all. The viewfinder is pretty good (way better than that of my other TLR – a Reflecta II), and so is the attached loupe. I always (well, mostly) get very sharp pictures. Not really the camera for fast snapshots though, focussing can take a bit of fidgeting.

I used to have the camera case as well, but the leather crumbles and desintegrated. I do have a close-up lens and an orange filter.

written by stratski

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