Thursday, May 12, 2005

Yashica Nostalgia

After reading a thread at lomo.box about this camera in synchronicity with finding a whole boxful of slides taken by my father with this camera at Mum's place I decided to try and track down what actually happened to Dad's old camera. It turns out that my brother David had it, but threw it out as the shutter didn't work properly. Still interested in indulging my nostalgic obsession I found one on ebay from a seller in Sydney. It arrived in good nick, but one thing I couldn't be sure of was the electronics. I was waiting for a adaptor for the battery that goes in these cameras from the yashica-guy - that would be the acid test to see if it could cut the mustard. After work today I was pleased to find the battery adaptor (with battery) in the mail. I popped it in and thankfully it worked. So now I have another working camera to drive my wife nuts with...poor girl.

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Blogger s said...

The only camera I have ever owned and still use is a Yashica FX-3. Nothing spectacular and a camera I bought when someone I know won the lottery and gave me $200 (I was pretty poor then so I thought I'd invest in a 'luxury'). A few years ago I took it in to get the winder repared and the camera guy nearly flipped and replaced the leathers as well just for the joy of seeing a nice weighty metal case camera with moving parts. It's been a good friend - taking lousy photos as I do - and very forgiving of all the times I've dropped it. You really have sent me off into a nostalgia trip now thinking about where it has been with me. Enjoy yours!

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