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Mat 124G Medium Format Camera


Yashica

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First 10 of 20 Reviews  (see all user reviews)

Average Rating: 4 out of 5

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Courtney G. Brooks
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member since: 5/21/2005
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
I enjoy the overall performance of this old camera. It works well, and takes great pictures. Perfect for the novice or the advance photographer.
10/2/2005 6:01:45 AM
 
Dana Morrison

member since: 8/30/2005
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
This camera was about $100 on ebay. I used it overseas in Nepal. The pictures quality was fantastic! Film developing and digitizing was way too cumbersome.
8/30/2005 2:03:45 PM
 
Jonathan Taillefer
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member since: 4/10/2005
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Rating: 3 out of 5
Med Format... Old school. Nice framing.
8/12/2005 3:01:53 PM
 
John J. Burgeson

member since: 6/30/2005
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Rating: 4.5 out of 5
(This review is for the similar Yashica-Mat TLR) Lots of Yachica TLRs turn up on eBay, and if you're thinking about getting into medium format for cheap, they're the way to go. I've had mine for about 30 years now, and it's seen a lot of use. It's been in the shop only once -- after a sandstorm in Texas. The glass is pretty good -- not in the same league as a 'blad, but between f8 and f22, few 35mm cameras will give you a sharper photo, thanks to the big neg. This camera, although it looks a little daunting, is easy to use, too. The "sportfinder" eye-level (non-optical) viewfinder is great for grabbing candids, just as long as you focus ahead of time. The two little thumbwheels -- one for f-stops, the other for shutter speeds -- make making adjustments a snap. Note: You'll need a flash bracket with just about any TLR.
6/30/2005 5:52:41 PM
 
Edward M. Wilkie

member since: 12/28/2004
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Rating: 4 out of 5
Great inexpensive intro into medium format.
5/8/2005 9:01:23 PM
 
Gloria M. Faulkner

member since: 4/18/2005
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Rating: 4 out of 5
wish i had more opertunity to use it
4/18/2005 11:46:09 AM
 
Brad Losh

member since: 3/9/2004
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Rating: 4.5 out of 5
I love this camera and have learned a lot about photography with it.
3/14/2005 12:11:35 PM
 


member since: 4/19/2002
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Rating: 4 out of 5
A nice tough little camera that takes a lot of ruff use.
2/22/2005 5:31:21 PM
 
John E. Thomas
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member since: 1/13/2005
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
This one's fun to use (I actually have the 124, not the G). It produces a great negative. The great thing is it gives you a square negative so you don't have to turn the camera during formatting. The bad thing is it gives you a square negative and you have to crop out some of the photo to print it on todays standard paper.
1/13/2005 8:11:50 AM
 
Jason M. Vandehey

member since: 3/29/2004
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Rating: 1.5 out of 5
It works, was a good entry level medium format TLR camera.
8/11/2004 9:01:36 AM
 


member since: 6/10/2004
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Rating: 4 out of 5
Oldy but goody! Sharp with good contrast. Great format for scanning.... View finder is too dim.
7/2/2004 9:21:19 PM
 

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