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27-FEB-2008 Glen Sansoucie

27 Feb

South Berwick, ME

What a pleasant surprise to find on my doorstep tonight. Actually, I was a bit concerned that my family passed by a box on the floor of our garage in another snowstorm with water from the melted snow and rain from last night, but I digress. . .

It was pretty cold, so I let it acclimate itself to room temperature (or as long as it took me to eat supper, whichever came first).

All functions appear to work fine:

All shutter speeds working, no sticking.
All aperture values appear to work (from sight, granted).
Self timer actually works (will come in handy for SPs).
I even tried plugging one of my strobes into the pc slot and it fired the flash just fine (nice!!).

I cleaned both lenses, they appear extremely clear (I'm really only concerned with the taking lens, not the viewing).

The viewfinder works fine, the loupe is nice and clean, the matte glass is nice and clean (now).

Tomorrow I will put some film in it and fire off a roll, hopefully at lunch so I can get it developed and see what happened after I get off work. I might even get a chance to use it for my PaD. . .

My kids were all quite interested in it. They all agreed that it looked "old". I am very happy to own something that is older than I.

It doesn’t stop with the Yashica, I have a Rolleicord on the way now too. . .

Canon EOS 40D ,Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM
1/100s f/8.0 at 28.0mm iso200 full exif

other sizes: small medium large original auto
Michael Todd Thorpe28-Feb-2008 04:58
Congrats! I have a YashicaMat 124. I've only run one roll through it as of yet, but I'm very happy with the results. Unfortunately, I keep seeing other cameras I want!
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