Heavy metal

Discussion in 'Collector's Corner' started by compur, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. compur

    compur No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I found this near mint, 2½ pound bruiser in a box of "photo junk" at a yard
    sale the other day, a Yashica TL Electro X.

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    Fortunately, it was still in its case and hardly had a mark on it. It's
    also working perfectly and that big 55/1.4 lens is amazingly clean.
    All it needed was new light seals which I replaced last night.

    This camera accepts M42 screw-mount lenses and has a metal-bladed
    electronically controlled shutter. One nice feature about the shutter
    is that at the slow speeds (below (1/30) the shutter speed dial has no
    click stops and intermediate settings can be used by small adjustments
    of the dial. It also has a mirror lock-up feature for vibration-free, long
    exposures. And, it uses an easy to find battery (PX28), like the ones
    used on the Canon A-series cameras.
     
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  2. randerson07

    randerson07 TPF Noob!

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    Nice looking rig.

    I found one of them at a thrift shop last year, but it was in terrible shape. Would not have even looked nice on a shelf.
     
  3. Mitica100

    Mitica100 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Nice! Run some film through that bad boy and let us see it.

    'Grats!
     
  4. dxqcanada

    dxqcanada Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Hmm, minty fresh.
     

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