Yashica A – 6×6 TLR Camera
Yashica A is a 6×6 twin lens reflex camera introduced in 1959. There’s nothing complicated about this camera, and that’s why i like it so much. In the first place I intended to shoot one or two rolls, but I ended up shooting more then 10 rolls until I decided to let it go.
- The waist level finder is bright, not the brightest, but bright enough, and the magnifier helps a lot when you want to be precise.
- Focusing is smooth,.
- There is a built in Pc-sync, and cold shoe, so you can use a vintage / modern flash if needed.
- The lens is sharp enough even wide open, and it gets even better as you stop it down.
- The construction is strong enough, and it’s all metal unlike newer moddels
- It is an affordable camera to start using medium format, and good enough to keep it.
- You need to manually advance the film to the next frame each time.
- You need to manually cock the shutter
- There is no built in light meter.
- You can not use a shutter release cable on Yashica A
- You might get confused, and use the film winding knob to focus
- You get only 5 shutter speeds – B – 25 – 50 – 100 – 300