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12-28-2008, 10:50 AM   #1
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Yashica Mat 124G / Ricoh Diacord

I've posted some impressions of the two over at Yashica Forum: • View topic - my Yashica Mat 124G

The photos are mainly with a K100D, either Takumars or with a 52BB Tamron Adaptall 90mm macro

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neat first impressions, was interested when i saw Tyler put one up on the Marketplace but couldn't convince myself that i would actually use a TLR

do you have any samples so far?

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I have a 124G as well & it's a nice camera. I had a Rolleicord and a Minolta Autocord as well, but sold the Rolleicord and traded the Autocord to a shop owner who CLA'd my 124G & replaced the gears with the harder gears from the 124. Really nice camera, but neglected since I got my K10d. I have a roll of film in it with 3 shots taken...6 months ago!
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I have a 124G as well. It's my second one, and a great camera. However, it's for sale since I don't really have any use for it. Between the RB67 and the GA645 I'm covered in medium format.

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I use these both regularily - though in MF I have a rotation of several folders and now an Ansco Shur-Shot box as well.

In general, the 120 film experience is longer and more exacting than 35mm is for me - with 35mm I mostly just let the minilab scan to a CD. With 120, I get 'develop only' and if I'm lucky I get the negs back in plastic sleeves - if not, the whole film is rolled up in a cylinder. Then I struggle with vuescan-ning.

I've collected some samples in these flickr sets:
Ricoh Diacord - a set on Flickr
Yashica Mat - a set on Flickr

Note however - I use these as cameras rather than demonstration instruments, and therefore the photographs may trade technical quality for something else.
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Making the same mistake twice

I tried TLRs several times, first a Yashicamat 124G, then many years later a Sawyer Mark IV (aka Topcon Primo Junior).
I liked the square format but detested looking down at a reversed finder image.


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