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Posted By: Nesster, 10-11-2008, 03:43 AM

I bought this camera for $9, Ilford XP2 through it yesterday, it will need new seals. Oh, I used a $5 35mm lens instead of the 50mm that came with the camera.










It's a Yashica TL Electro-X screw mount camera. A Spotmatic replacement.... I'll post a comparison of screw mount bodies soon....

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10-11-2008, 04:45 AM   #2
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As you continue to show us Nester.

It is the photographer's eye and not the equipment that makes a compelling image.

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Were those taken in the 60's.. I loike the effect.. JIMBO
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gritty!!! I like it

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Nice!

As hard as I try, there is no replacement for real film grain. You're making me regret getting rid of my Spotmatic. I have 2 newer film bodies (ZX-10 and SF-10) that I'll probably get rid of so I can pick up another Spotmatic.....although this Yashica also seems like a very good option as well.

Quick question: What ISO was the film and how much (if any) did you push it?
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Thanks so much...

Hmm, I rated the XP2 at 400, the camera seems to over expose 1 stop (have to check this better, but by the sunny 16 it does), and then there's the CVS drugstore scan exposure.

I find this treatment does grain good.
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What decade were these shot in?

Great work.
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Nice shots. They do look like they were taken in the 60's. Very cool.

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I would say for a $9.00 camera with a $5.00 lens you did very well with the purchase. The Photography is excellent, but I would say that is because of the photographer. Very, Very nice job indeed.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Nesster Quote
It's a Yashica TL Electro-X screw mount camera.

Sweet! My first SLR was a Yashica TL Electro...it wasn't even the "X" model. I wanted a Spotmatic F, but couldn't afford it. So I bought Takumars and used them on my Yashica. Been with Pentax ever since. I like your pics. My favorite is the old guy playing the flute.
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Sweet! My first SLR was a Yashica TL Electro...it wasn't even the "X" model. I wanted a Spotmatic F, but couldn't afford it. So I bought Takumars and used them on my Yashica. Been with Pentax ever since. I like your pics. My favorite is the old guy playing the flute.
Thanks again...

I pine for my ex-spottie, which is daughter's now. This Yashica is actually LARGER than the Spottie, and much larger than the Fuji ST605. I'll post pics and a comparison soon.

And I think the plain TL Electro came after the X and in some ways is 'better'. I can't make out the Yashica naming conventions, there's the TL Super (electro in there too?) which overlaps both and has a needle meter rather than diode.
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As you continue to show us Nester.

It is the photographer's eye and not the equipment that makes a compelling image.

Ray
Could not agree more! I did not see the gear, only artistic talent in these photos!
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Hey these are awesome! I especially like the third one, it makes me feel like being there myself.
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