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Thursday, March 11, 2010

Going larger than 35mm..

A couple months back, I took the plunge venturing into film photography. The chosen format, medium. My first medium format camera is a Yashica MAT124G that shoots in 6x6cm format.

My New Toy!

Yashica MAT124G is the last model of the Yashica TLR. TLR stands for Twin Lens Reflex where it uses 2 lenses, one for viewing, one for shooting. Made between 1970 till 1986, this camera is basically a copy of Rolleiflex, hence similarities in controls configuration. Equipped with a built-in lightmeter, Yashica MAT124G is a perfect tool to start your journey into the medium format world.

Lovely camera, takes both 120 and 220 type films be it. Market price is around RM650-850 for a used unit, depending on condition.

I've been shooting for a couple months now with my Yashica MAT124G, and I'm loving it!
Will share some of the works soon =)


Nicholas Leong said...

wah finally an update to the blog, but with old news! :P

libpuritan said...

ah, someone's going way beyond my budget. grin. =)

Kurt said...

Yeah yeah..1.6x crop, then FF, then off :D :P

Larry said...

Oh envious!! I've never tried medium format and really I dont have the money to go down that road now-film is soo expensive now!

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Kurt (aka OrionMystery) said...

Er. so do you still use your 5D? Sell to me leh :D

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