Here’s a short write up on a Japanese 1970 Yashica Mat. It’s Yashica’s first attempt at imitating Rolleiflex’s combined winding/auto shutter cock mechanism. It’s also slightly better built than the later 124G.
Just added a short write up on a 1979 Yashica Mat 124G. A great budget TLR from Japan.
Almost finished refurbishing this 1933 Rolleiflex. Just waiting for the mirror to arrive before tweaking the viewing lens, cutting some new light seals and putting a test roll of film through this old classic.
Having spent 20 years using film and then 15 years with digital, I have returned to film, albeit in the form of a fascination for vintage cameras.
As a time served practical Mechanical Engineer, I have grown a passion and inquisitiveness for all things mechanical…. they don’t make em like they use to!
I initially started to document my vintage camera restorations on flickr, but soon realised that it would be better to start a dedicated blog. So here it is!