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Old 05-05-2010   #41
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Here's mine!

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Old 07-18-2010   #42
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Old 07-19-2010   #43
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The one that everyone has; GSN.

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Old 07-19-2010   #44
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Old 08-05-2010   #45
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Hi All, New to the forum. I just picked up this two days ago for $10. I just got a battery today so I need to fashion up a little retrofit kit and perform some old battery cleanup to see if it (hopefully) works.

There was some leakage from the old battery which was still in place, but the cap did open right up. I really like the feel of this camera ans look forward to running some film through it.

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Old 08-13-2010   #46
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I just joined a few days ago and thought I would share my newest Electro 35 GT. Its about as mint as it gets. I have just replaced the light seals even though they were pretty much intact, no need to tempt the feats

This is a great site and so full of information as well as some really nice folks. Thanks for making it available!
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Old 08-13-2010   #47
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my Lynx 14E

I love this big cat - i just fancied a change (and I screwed up the front leather when getting the lens plate off) so I stuck this burgundy leather on - needs a bit of tidying up, but i love the cam so much I don't care.
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My new Electro GSN that I got yesterday and my Yashica LM TLR. I'm running a test roll through the GSN now. I love it so far.

They're dreaming about going outside and taking pictures together.

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Old 08-17-2010   #49
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here's one a little different.

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Jack that is wonderful - what was the taking camera ?
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Olympus e-520 and an SMC Pentax-M 50/1.4, I think.
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I got this camera on the big auction site recently for $20. It was advertised as being "non-working", but with a little patience and a few tools I was able to bring it back to life.


voted as Best of Show... love it.
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Old 10-16-2010   #56
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Here's mine, GX

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Old 10-17-2010   #57
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Here's my GSN, the VF is a bit dirty so I need to look into getting that cleaned out. Other than that it's in great shape and has taken some great shots

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Old 10-21-2010   #58
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My new one...won´t release.



New battery, new POD, new light seals, cleaned viewfinder.
Now she is working...
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Here's my "new" GX, sourced from our very own Frontman, picked up in person in Tokyo last week. Works great. Test roll is well-exposed, sharp, no problems. Frontman seem to have an inexhaustable supply of compact rangefinders, and he certainly has the knack for putting them into good working order. Happiness is a working shutter, all lights going right, no light leaks, and good images.

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Street shot with my iPhone 4.
She must be a real photographer. Well taped up for light leaks!
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Old 11-04-2010   #63
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Very nice, Penzes. Your Electro looks brand new!
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My pair of Lynx (1000 and 5000)...












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Old 11-07-2010   #65
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got it about 2 months ago, loving it 100%
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Old 11-29-2010   #67
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While I've been shooting Yashicas, primarily GSNs and GTNs, since the early 1970s while in Okinawa and mainland Japan, I'm really starting to appreciate the MG-1s quite a bit. Though they're limited in shutter speed and F stops, compared to the GSN/GTNs, they take great pictures and quite frankly I like the metering cell above the lens much better than on the camera body ala GSN/GTN. I've picked up several black models in prime to mint condition for a much lower price than I see for a GTN. I presently have two GSNs [both silver] and 3 black MG-1s. Great cameras!
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Here is an interesting Yashica, the old YF. The YF was Yaschica's response to the Leica M3, and it has the same shape, weight, and smoothness of operation as a Leica M. The main differences are the Barnack style shutter speed knobs, and the lack of adjustable frame lines for different lenses. Film loading is the same as on an M3, and the YF even has an access door on the back.




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Here is an interesting Yashica, the old YF. The YF was Yaschica's response to the Leica M3, and it has the same shape, weight, and smoothness of operation as a Leica M. The main differences are the Barnack style shutter speed knobs, and the lack of adjustable frame lines for different lenses. Film loading is the same as on an M3, and the YF even has an access door on the back.




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Hi, this is my first post and here is my pride and glory the old MG-1 from my father.
I "replaced" the battery, cleaned it from the outside(it ist like new) and added a UV-Filter and a Lenshood +Tripod.
Unfortunately the flash wasn`t working either so I had to repair that as well...but now, after 3films with very nice B/W pictures everything is working just fine.

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Here is an interesting Yashica, the old YF. The YF was Yaschica's response to the Leica M3, and it has the same shape, weight, and smoothness of operation as a Leica M. The main differences are the Barnack style shutter speed knobs, and the lack of adjustable frame lines for different lenses. Film loading is the same as on an M3, and the YF even has an access door on the back.
Hi Frontman, I've been shooting my Yashica YF for a couple of weeks now. Mine has the original LTM Yashinon 50/1.8. I see you have a Canon 50/1.8 fitted. Have you the Yashinon too? How does it stack up next to the famous Canon 50/1.8?

One thing that bothers me on the YF is that I'm used to Yashica's glorious leaf-shutter mechanicals, the peak of which (in my opinion) was the Lynx 1000. My Lynx 1000 is ridiculously smooth and quiet. You say the YF is as smooth as the Leica M3; the wind lever on my YF makes quite a stiff click at the end of the stroke. Is yours like that too?

I'm about to set off down the road to buy a tool I need to begin tearing my YF apart. The shutter is capping at 1/1000 and it looks like that's just the surface of a few shutter problems. It's been sitting on a shelf on display for decades and I think it needs a cleaning before the shutter will work nicely.




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Picked this YF up last week. Little rough and the focus ring is frozen.

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My Minister-D that I picked up from the local thrift shop for $5 including the black leather case.
Went next door to the battery store and got a battery for the light meter and hey presto!
It's in great condition, a bit of chrome has lifted from the shoe, and the back lock doesn't work, it's been dinged there.

I've run one roll of Fuji 200 through it and it's lovely and sharp. No light leaks or shutter speed problems and it feeds lovely and smooth.




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Ok, I'll cheat a little bit. I've become a huge fan of the Hipstamatic. Plus it was an easier shot this way.
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taken with Makro Takumar f4/50mm on Pentax *istDs
oh, gosh, these two yashicas are in the top of my wish list!
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aarrgh.. Frontman, why do you have so many CCN? i would love one!
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my one and only RF (yet.. i hope..) at McDonald's
a funny story to tell about this camera.. it has POD problem that i can't rectify (the screw for the advance lever is stuck), but i am grateful for that actually..
The shutter speeds below 1/30 (when the yellow LED lights up) will become B mode.. so my shutter speeds are now 1/500 to 1/30 + Bulb..
The only MG-1 with Bulb mode in the world!
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