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!
From the archives of 2011. Here you will see the Toronto’s famous St. Lawrence Market. It has two buildings, located at the North and South side of Front St., on the West side of Jarvis St. It is the largest indoor market in the city. One of the best places to eat, shop and browse around. On Sundays they have the Antiques Market at the North building where you will travel back in time and see a lot of really good/interesting stuff. Visit http://www.stlawrencemarket.com/ for more information.
The photos are of in and around the area and some of the stuff you will find at the Antiques market.
All photos were shot using my Pentax Spot-matic with a Kodak Portra 400 color film. Enjoy!
A few weeks ago I got an itch at the last minute to get out and shoot some of the Fall Season. I knew I was kind of too late and I didn’t really wanted go too far, so I grabbed my bike put a camera on my shoulder rode around my neighborhood and try to see if I can still get some of the fall foliage changing. Camera used: Canon AE-1 Film: FujiColor Superia 400