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Yashica MAT 124G – The Japanese Gentleman

After a while I started photography I had the wish to try medium format. So my photography teacher in school said one day to me that he will borrow me his Yashica MAT 124G. I have plenty of time, I don`t have to hurry, he`ll tell me when he wants his camera back.

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So this is a another Rolleiflex TLR copy built from 1970 till 1988 with a sharp 80mmYashinon lens which focuses everything between 1m and infinity, apertures settings from 3.5 till 32, shutter speeds run from B to 1/500. It does 6×6, so it takes 120 (12 exposures) and 220 film (24 exposures) as well, has a self timer, flash mount and a built-in lightmeter. It feels good in your hands, not too light, there is something that gives you a really good emotion. A tripod mount and cable release gives you the possibility to shoot whenever you want to.

I like this camera for getting out and getting away the everyday. For this purpose it is perfect.

written by lomodirk

17 comments

  1. vicuna

    vicuna

    What a beautiful camera...!!

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  2. halfawakehaiku

    halfawakehaiku

    nice gallery

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  3. larslau

    larslau

    Ohh Dirk... It isn't very nice to steal your teachers camera! Shame on you (-;

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  4. weechonghooi

    weechonghooi

    WOW~!!!

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  5. weechonghooi

    weechonghooi

    i love shot number 4 ...

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  6. adi_totp

    adi_totp

    me too! shot number 4 is so cool!

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  7. maxpinckers

    maxpinckers

    nice!
    I was gonna submit the same review!
    well done

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  8. lomodirk

    lomodirk

    @ larslau: Well, he`s into digital now and meanwhile I keep it in good condition for him :)

    @ maxpinckers: I`m looking forward to yours

    @ all: Thank you...

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  9. stouf

    stouf

    Shots N°4 and N°8 are awesome !
    Nice work lomodirk !

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  10. camerao

    camerao

    what a juwel! and great gallery! My absolutely favo is no.8!!

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  11. cinzinc

    cinzinc

    great great great shots!!

    my fav goes to #8. almost seemed like it was cross-processed or something.hehe

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  12. zulupt

    zulupt

    Aaahhh, I was counting on publishing a review about that camera (and I will) :DDDD
    It´s a very nice camera isn´t it? Too bad I cant find a 35mm film adaptor for it.
    Awesome review and shots, great job.
    Congrats.

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  13. lomodirk

    lomodirk

    Thanx again :)

    @ cinzinc: #8 is xpro ;)

    @zulupt: I´m waiting for yours ;) It really is a nice camera

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  14. eyecon

    eyecon

    Great cam...I love the design. A while ago I was also hunting for one but couldn´t really find a cheap one.....

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  15. fivedayforecast

    fivedayforecast

    Weird. I wrote a way longer article about this same camera like 3 months ago... and this one got put up first. weird.

    Anyway. For most people buying Yashica TLRs. Just go for a lesser model like the Yashica Mat. The light meter drives up the price and is usually broken.

    If you can find one. Go with a Yashica 635. You can do 120 and 25 with that baby.

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  16. fivedayforecast

    fivedayforecast

    Weird. I wrote a way longer article about this same camera like 3 months ago... and this one got put up first. weird.

    Anyway. For most people buying Yashica TLRs. Just go for a lesser model like the Yashica Mat. The light meter drives up the price and is usually broken.

    If you can find one. Go with a Yashica 635. You can do 120 and 25 with that baby.

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  17. devrimarie

    devrimarie

    Oh, i have one of these, i will be sure to use it now! Beautiful photos!

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