Yashica TL Electro

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This camera was given by my father a few years ago when I just started digital photography. Like every camera I gave him a name… Jimmy cause of the atom design on the camera… It has a 50mm 1.7 and a pretty awesome look!

This camera was given by my father a few years ago when I just started digital photography. It took the dust like 2 years since I discovered analog photography. Like every camera I gave him a name… Jimmy cause of the atom design on the camera… Made me think to Jimmy Neutron, some cartoon we have on tv.

My first time with it was a little bit unsure, was the exposition right? was the aperture ok? The stress of the first totally manual film… I finished the film like two months after. And I was so excited about the result. But was so stressed for the result! And the result was… better than my expectations!

For my first film with it, I was mostly between 1.7 and 5.6. And like 1/60s to 1/250. Oh by the way, the lens is a 50mm 1.7.. Unusual for me after seeing mostly 1.8 lens. The camera is easy to use and as heavy as my DSLR. But most charming.

It’s a normal 35mm camera with a place for some batteries but I took pictures without batteries, all manual and old school way. And I am pretty happy with the result without a light measuring system.

It’s one of the gift I’ll never forget. It launches me to analog photography. It’s a good looking camera and dandy of the modern photography.

written by eatcpcks on 2010-09-29 in #reviews #tl-electro #35mm #camera-50mm #17 #lomo-cn-400 #gift #yashica #analog #user-review

8 Comments

  1. dogma
    dogma ·

    Nice shots and review!

  2. plump_bisquit
    plump_bisquit ·

    i love both, the galleries and the article. great job!

  3. rexhibitionist
    rexhibitionist ·

    Beautiful shots, it's funny to see the digital crowd pay big bucks to get the perfect photoshop action to get exactly what you just shot. :)

  4. mikahsupageek
    mikahsupageek ·

    super review mon ami =) clochette passe super bien les photos =)

  5. eatcpcks
    eatcpcks ·

    Thanks to you.. I will make some more just for you:)

  6. eatcpcks
    eatcpcks ·

    there is a picture in the first lot that isn't mine... Yashica doesn't expose the sprockets...

  7. zulupt
    zulupt ·

    Great review. I own a Electro GSN and a 35-ME and both produces superb and sharp photos. Yashica rocks!!!

  8. blanches_nickelodeon
    blanches_nickelodeon ·

    I've just cleaned up an old Yashica TL Electro, new light seals etc....looking forward to shooting my first spool. HAve you tried double exposures...if so how do you do it on this little monkey?

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