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yashica 124

hoorayyy! so i’ve been wanting to get a twin lens reflex camera since i was little… i would browse through antique malls in missouri with my fam and there would always be at least one tlr camera sitting on a shelf somewhere, and i’d stare down into the glass and run around with it thinking it was the most fascinating thing. and then later, when the walmart baby movie came out, natalie portman used one and i started pining for one again.

now that i’m trying to get into film photography, i’ve decided that in addition to using my little 35mm slr and mini di cameras, i want to try medium format film and now i have a perfectly good excuse to get a tlr! i used jonathan canlas’ formspring to ask him what he would suggest as a good beginner’s tlr mf camera, and he suggested the yashica mat 124g.

i looked it up, and there were notes saying that the 124 and 124g models were practically the same, so after trolling through ebay i decided to bid on a 124 model and won it for a decent price :) it’s a little banged up, but for the most part everything looks clear and in working condition. now i’ve just gotta make sure it actually takes pictures! i snagged some cheap 220 portra 400nc on ebay as well and have loaded it up. i want to test it out asap because if it works, i may use it at my friend’s upcoming wedding :)

square photos for a square photo camera!


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