|Yashica-Mat with Luxamar 80mm f3.5|
This is my second 'Mat, both acquired at under the $100 mark and worked out of the box - clean lenses and the shutter fired at all speeds without needing exercise. I find the earlier sans light meter Yashica-Mats more appealing compared to the later sought after 124/124G series.
Need a light meter? Learn Sunny 16 or use a hand held meter. To the left of the picture above is a plastic Bayonet 1 lens hood which can be found on eBay for under $10, highly recommended to prevent strange light artifacts from being recorded on film.
|Yashica-Mat with Yashinon 80mm f3.5|
|Luxamar 80mm f3.5|
Fuji Acros in Rodinal 1+50
|Yashinon 80mm f3.5|
Fuji Acros in Rodinal 1+100
Both lenses are four element Tessar type. Some claim the Luxamar lens fitted to early models of the series were manufactured in Germany. You decide...;)