View Full Version : Yashicamat: clogged from 1/8 downwards

04-30-2008, 08:02
Starngely enough my most reliable TLR started to develop quirks.
It tsrated to clog from 1/8 .....well now that works its the 1/4 that's not working.
Is ther a quick fix for that or is it due for a full CLA?
Thanks in advance!

04-30-2008, 10:25
One look at the insides of a YashicaMat on David Richert's webpage made me decide to have an expert fix a faulty shutter. Call me Mr. Klutz. So if no one offers a quick solution, I think it's time for your Mat to pay a visit to Mark Hama (Georgia, USA).

But if you are feeling brave, here's David Richert's Yashicamat page:


good luck!
rt :)

04-30-2008, 10:28
Check out Rick Oleson's site,he includes some advice on sticky TLR shutters,and guidance on how to open out and lubricate them.
That is if you have a practical turn of mind--not one of my talents unfortunately.;)

I had this sort of thing done for me once on a Flexaret,and it worked perfectly thereafter,so it shouldn't be terminal on your Yashica.Good luck.