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The achilles heel of the Minolta is a somewhat fragile focusing lever, otherwise they're quite solid (superior to Yashica IMO). Going straight from 35mm to 6×7 after university and never looking back. (permalink) So far, I love it. The Autocord has basically the same lens through out its history. The reasoning is simple. ages ago So, for the blog's categories, I think we want to be able to list images by came... Can people say where they are from? I have a YashicaMat first model, no meter, a great camera indeed. ages ago Of the Yashicas I'm fairly sure the Yashica Mat is the one for me. I'm from Port Washington, Wisconsin (on Lak... Hello
I really like my Diacord, and if I were to keep just one I'd keep it over the Mat. No! I agree that it is optically better than any Yashica, even though both cameras use similar four element designs. It is a brand new push-on type plastic cap. ages ago Image quality wise there's not much difference between the two. The Mat left the Yashica … I like the see-saw focus lever. But the two rail system of the Yashica, similar to the Rolleiflex, has shown itself to be pretty secure. ages ago (permalink). The viewfinder is about as usable as with the Mat. I'm in the market for a TLR and I've narrowed it down a bit. Hopefully someone who does will reply. If you click it, you'll go home. shipping: + $32.00 shipping . As to optical differences, they definitely exist . Before hand, I pooh-poohed this, but in practice again it makes for a more convenient camera. For : Rolleiflex T, Rolleiflex MX, Rollecord,Yashica 124, 124G, 635, Mat, D. Type: lens cap. The Diacord if anything has a sharper, contrastier lens. But how does the Ricoh Diacord G compare to the Yashica Mat? I am buying TLRs, f2.8 lens version for using and collection, www.angelfire.com/ca/erker/ricohflex.html, www.yashicaforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=146. What is much harder to find is a Tele-Rollei and harder still is a Rollei-Wide. I've used Rolleilfexes, Rolleicords, Yashica-Mats, and Yashica-Ds. ages ago That's a simple fix. $19.95. If the majority of your prints will be 5x5 go Yashica. stevebell edited this topic ages ago. Minolta Autocord Medium Format TLR Film Camera 75mm f3.5 Rokkor Chiyoko W/ Case. I own but don't use Yashica models A, B, and C, happily use my D, never shoot the screwball E, sometimes use the 635, 12, 24, 124, and 124-G, but prefer my late Yashica-Mat with f2.8 viewing lens. ages ago In many cases you might end up paying a little more for a Rollei just for the name. I've recently bought a Walzflex and want a compatible lens cap. Originally posted ages ago. Minolta AutoCord-RG, 3Rd version, 1963, CITIZEN MVL, 1-1/500 +Bulb, ROKKOR 75mm, 1:3.5. Minolta Autocord TLR Rokkor 1:3.2 f=75mm Lens Seikosha Camera. Look at the left side of the camera body, opposite side from the wind mechanism- if there is a cylindrical object, ~2 inches in diameter and 1/2 inch tall, that's a meter. Quantity: 1 Pc. If the majority will be 10x10 go Rolleiflex. The majority of my work was done with it on 120 Provia (sometimes cross-process as … If you are in the market for a Rolleiflex it would definitely help to do some research on what you are buying before you drop too much cash. With all that, I think the Rolleis are the best made ones, and one in decent shape is probably more of a joy to use... but I can say that I find both of mine plenty pleasant. i understand that a lens hood is vital to control flare. $184.99 ... Free shipping . The Yashica is an example of the crank wind self-cocking mechanism - much more convenient as you omit a step. Prints of 5x5 from all are close in quality. (permalink), Hi you people out there, I am a Luddite and struggle with this new technology so I will try to stay focused. tia, r3h RARE!!! but unless you are printing really large, I doubt you'll notice them for most shots. Purchased a Yashica LM at a flea market. A handheld meter may be easier to find though, and more accurate to boot. Thanks ddandan. If you go for Yashica be sure you get either the Yashinon or better still the Lumaxar lenses.
ages ago If anyone comes across a Mamiya TLR waist-level finder they want to se... Hi! The ‘Mat would directly compete with Minolta’s Autocord released a few years prior, ... Much cooler was a Nikon or Minolta … And the lens really does have something special going on. You can usually find a good Rollei in the $500 to $600 range in any decent camera store. (permalink) any special virtues or drawbacks to each? The selenium meters are almost always dead. I am willing to throw the rollei over my shoulder when I travel. Please identify which camera in … Yashica … (permalink), I still own a Yashica 124G. The Autocord is rather different from Rolleiflex, Rolleicord and other Yashica Mat… TLR owners -- Rolleiflex, Rolleicord, Yashica Mat, Mamiya, Minolta Autocord, Lubitel, Kodak Duaflex, Flexaret and other vintage twin-lens reflex cameras. Minolta Autocord. here are some interesting and useful discussions on comparison between Minolta Autocord, Yashica Mat, and Ricoh Diacord. But it's excellent for close range shots. Do any of you new wizz-kids on the block have an answer? So I wasn’t that keen on buying one off of Ebay without knowing m… ddandan edited this topic ages ago. The Cds meter version is rare and very expensive.
I think they are all steps up from 35mm, unless you have one with a very sharp lens. In those days I used it for taking portraites of both people and their pets! (permalink), And now I have one! The tessar lens isn't as good as the more modern lens … This includes Yashica Mat, 124, 124G, D, EM, LM, 12, 24, 635 and many other models. Any photos from, and discussions regarding TLR cameras. If the side is smooth, no meter. yashica lens in popular 124 model has lack of 'volume' in pictures (i'not sharpness fan, but like volume and color tonality in pictures)
The camera works like new. ages ago I am getting a Rolleicord for Christmas. It was filthy but overall solid. (permalink) now to aid one of these in making strong pictures,
(permalink), Looks like a PX625 is what you seek. Thanks for the leads on my battery problem, at least I now have a possible source and will give them a try. The viewfinders are about equal in brightness and usability - but with some of the earlier Rolleis I understand this could be an issue. If you click it, you'll go home. However, the advance mechanism / shutter mechanism sometimes hiccups, especially in cold weather. My first photo was a mess-up double exposure accident, and yet it might be the best picture I've taken in my life. ages ago in my opinion good autocord is right choice, especially CDS version (later, with meter) if you don't need 2.8
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(permalink), Mamiya C220 is lighter than the C330. Mamyia with a variety of lenses is great but big and heavy. Flickr: Discussing Autocord (which one), Diacord G or Yashica Mat? Pretty hard to knock out of alignment.
Good luck! You might be able to find some Rolleiflex with a simpler lens but it would be outside your price range … ages ago . (permalink). As I have mentioned before, I have a few Autocord's that I would put up against most Rollei's any day of the week and I got them at a fraction of the price. The repairability is another thing, but like I said, there's not much to go wrong - and buying another copy is cheaper than fixing one gone bad. My Rolleicord is 51 years old, and I think it will outlast all my other newer cameras. I recently receive my Autocord form Ebay
The lever on the minolta is not as smooth imo. Once again thanks for the lead to Wein Cell replacement batteries. cabbiinc edited this topic ages ago. (permalink), I have a 330 as well and they are built like tanks. druszaj1 edited this topic ages ago. Excellent camera less expensive than the Rollei. (permalink). I prefer my Autocord to my Rolleicord V in use. I do have a light metre I can use but just wanted to get the trusty Autocord back to its original status. It was shot on Ilford pan f. When I bought a used TLR a few years ago I chose a Mamiya C220 as the 124G's fixed 80mm lens was limiting. It is one of the most popular TLR … (permalink), If you do some research you'll find that there were plenty of Rolleicord and Rolleiflex models that didn't exactly have the great glass that they were known for. If you search on the Autocord, you'll get some information but not like the Rollei web sites. The Autocord, with its lower lever focusing, is my favorite. Had a Yashicamat-LM, a Yashicamat, Minolta Autocord and a Mamiya C330 with 55mm, 80mm, 105mm and 180mm lens. (permalink), Is the Autocord's "fragile" focusing lever upgradeable, homemade or otherwise? The name guarantees you nothing. TLR owners -- Rolleiflex, Rolleicord, Yashica Mat, Mamiya, Minolta Autocord, Lubitel, Kodak Duaflex, Flexaret and other vintage twin-lens reflex cameras. The price is right if you are patient, the lens and overall quality is high enough to show you what 2-1/4 and TLRs are really about, and you can work with it and get great results- no need to upgrade. ages ago Yashica 124G sells for more than a Rolliecord (not Rolleiflex)
But if you're planning on shooting f8 and up, I'd say you won't see much optical difference. When Mark Hama did the CLA he replaced the Yashikor (3 element lens) with the Yashinon (4 element) Tessar clone. stopped down a clean tessar design will be great,too. But as Voxphoto alludes to, there are conveniences and features that may make a difference in the photography experience. I purchased a non-metered Autocord for $170 from eBay and I absolutely adore it. Crisp, contrasty. before this during almost a year and half see pictures from TLR's
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