Seagull GC-104?

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  1. Tyler Wicka

    Tyler Wicka TPF Noob!

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    does any body know anything about theese cameras or have any pictures that i can see that have been takin with one because im thinking of buying one..
     
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    I think the lomography.com site sells them for a bit too much money. You could try there. They're alright. I'd much prefer a mamiya C series, a rollei of course, or a yashica mat.
     
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    Seagulls are basically Yashicas with poorer quality control. For the same money you can get a used Yashica 124-G which is a better camera.
     
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    and with Yashica you can just use any 120mm film? or what?
     
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    Some are 120 only, there's at least one model that's 220 only (don't get that one), and maybe several that can do both 120 and 220. The Yashica 124-G is the latest model I think. I assume it can shoot either.

    Google "yashica tlr". They are very popular, and there are a lot of info sites.
     
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    Yes the 124G's film pressure plate can be easily switch from 120 to 220.

    The basic design of TLRs (and the formula for a good taking lens) have not really changed for a very long time. I don't see that buying a new Seagull would give you any real advantage over a Mamiya, Yashica, Minolta or any number of older TLRs - which will probably be cheaper and may have better lenses.
     
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    I've heard horror stories about Seagulls -- breaking right out of the box, etc.
     
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    I would go with any of those over a Seagull. Not to say that you can't take decent photographs with a Seagull, but I think you'd get more quality for your money.
     
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    No doubt. £50 for an Autocord... can't really go wrong there. :D
     
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    I totally agree with the rest of replies here. Can't go wrong with a Mamiya, Yashica or Rolleicord.
     

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