Test shot with a Yashica Mat

A friend lent me his 1957 Yashica Mat twin-lens reflex that he rarely ever uses. The first film I ran through it was completely trashed because it was really expired old Ektachrome film. This second try, with fresh Velvia 100, turned out much better. All exposures were guesswork (as I still don't have a lightmeter), so I'm pretty pleased with how they turned out. The camera itself is a beauty - really well made, from quality materials, with all controls sensibly located, and apart from some gunked-up glue under the frontplate decorative cover, this one's still in great condition and perfect working order 55 years after it was built. I'll be sad to give it back to its owner... sniff!

8 Comments

  1. lokified
    lokified ·

    The whole album is gorgeous!

  2. buckshot
    buckshot ·

    This is my updated camera-shelf pic. Top shelf: Lubitel 166B. Next shelf: Diana F+ Tori Amos, Pentax P50, Diana F+ El Toro, Sardina. Next shelf: Nikon FA, Nikon F100, Nikon F50. The next update will include my Horizon Perfekt (arrived a week ago) and Belair Jetsetter (arrived today!) - might have to move the cars and helicopter to make space for 'em... ;-)

  3. herbert-4
    herbert-4 ·

    Nice album!!

  4. weleasewoger72
    weleasewoger72 ·

    Great album. Stalingrad is a fantastic book!

  5. gauthierdumonde
    gauthierdumonde ·

    I would definitely move the cars :)

  6. jean_louis_pujol
    jean_louis_pujol ·

    my advice: steal this camera

  7. buckshot
    buckshot ·

    @jean_louis_pujol: I might take your advice ;-) Thanks a lot for your likes - it's good to see you active here again, Maître Pujol...!

  8. verian67
    verian67 ·

    Nice collection :)

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