Before the end of the year 2012 I have acquired a Medium Format camera. A Yashica MAT124-G, It’s a TLR (Twin Lens Reflex) and it is very interesting and enjoyable to use.
Twin lens, meaning it has two lenses..one for viewing and one for the actual taking of the picture. The 124-G has has a 80mm f3.5 taking lens. The MAT124 was made from 1970 till 1986 and was the last TLR made by Yashica. It uses a 120/220 film and it uses a crank lever to advance the film for the next shot.
It does take some getting use to looking down on the view finder to compose a photo, crank the lever, focus and take the shot. This has a built in light meter which cannot be trusted as the availability of 1.3v mercury cells are history. Anyway enough with the specs, so I loaded it with a 120 film, grabbed my Sekonic light-meter and asked my awesome friends to go out with me and test it out. Here are the photographs that we got. It’s not perfect but for not bad at all for the first roll. Enjoy!