Sorry David, I didn't mean anything by my post, and I'm sorry if I said anything that was insulting. It's a very nice camera, I hope that you enjoy it, and please know that I also enjoyed doing B&W photography and darkroom work.
Nice camera. Thanks for the memories! Mine served me well for more than a decade, but I haven't used it in well over 20 years. Your image inspired me to take it off the shelf and play with it for a few minutes. Enjoy. Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!
I did a functionality checkout on the Yashica during my 5 day window and found that I could not get the ASA dial (ISO for you new folk ) to adjust past 125. There is also something loose in camera rolling around, (probably related to issue #1). So I asked them what they wanted to do and the company said return it.
David, I hope you continue to pursue the idea of getting a TLR. Their large negative, compared to 35mm and quiet operation, no mirror slap, make them an excellent candid camera. Especially if used to shoot sideways so that your subject thinks you are shooting something in front of you instead of them to your side if they are not too observant.
Tue 08-Feb-11 12:07 AM | edited Tue 08-Feb-11 12:08 AM by chris_platt
You guys are making me crazy. I drooled over the Mat 124 in display cases when I was in high school. There were few things I wanted more. Time passed, technology advanced, and by the time I could afford one, they weren't the camera to have. But now I'm thinking I may just want one on the shelf. I've decided to build my own little museum, with one of every camera I've had. I found an almost mint Samoca 35 III that now sits on my desk. The Polaroid Swinger and Yashica Electro 35GSN are on their way. I'm trying to find a Miranda F at a reasonable price for shelfware. There are several others that I still have or are close by. However, the Mat 124 may end up in the collection as the camera I never had, but always wanted.