Yoshi

October 02, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Yashica Mat 124G Twin Lens Reflex camera

There is a new mule kicking in my stall.

It's a Yashica Mat 124G which takes 120 film which is over 400% larger than a "full frame" digital or film camera - hence the term "medium format". How this translates to images for me has yet to be seen for me. The construction of these cameras - there is no mirror to move because you're composing using the top "seeing" lens and exposing with the bottom "taking" lens - means a very different perspective though.

I'm shooting my first rolls now and cannot wait to see the results! To make way for this purchase, I sold my trusty Nikon D300 which was tough. I took over 32,000 photos with that camera and for years it was an extension of my hand. For now I'll proceed with the sweet little FujiFilm X-E2 for most events and the Yashica for special occasions. 

I've dubbed this little mechanical beauty "Yoshi" and am trusting he and I will have many good adventures together.


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