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tomrit 07-24-2012 06:12 PM

Yashicamat with the lens cleaned up
 
I got this one a bit ago, but the inner lens surfaces were really grimy.

http://graywolfphoto.com/journal/wp-...ear-Photog.jpg

With the lenses cleaned it seems fairly sharp.

http://graywolfphoto.com/journal/wp-...20120715_c.jpg

jmichaelthurman 07-29-2012 09:25 PM

Re: Yashicamat with the lens cleaned up
 
Nice....

I'm itching to get back into MF.

Have fun.

Michael

tomrit 07-30-2012 10:57 AM

Re: Yashicamat with the lens cleaned up
 
By cannibalizing the other Yashicamat for parts, I got the winding crank to stay in place instead of flopping around.

http://graywolfphoto.com/journal/wp-...ranking-on.jpg

wolfd 07-30-2012 11:00 AM

Re: Yashicamat with the lens cleaned up
 
Lovely old camera Tom.

Blooze 03-03-2013 11:14 PM

Re: Yashicamat with the lens cleaned up
 
I picked one of these up locally last week for next to nothing (my first MF camera). Everything seems to work mechanically and it came with the leather case sans lens caps. Lenses were clear, but I had to clean the mirror and viewfinder due to grime. Much better now to look through. It even came with an exposed roll of film!

Now, to get some film (and a lightmeter) and see if it has any other issues.

http://www.rollinghillsimagery.com/p...-n2BMNvB-L.jpg


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