Yashica A – Medium Format TLR – Review and Sample Images

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Yashica A – 6×6 TLR Camera

Introduction 

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.

Best things about Yashica A

Yashica A front view
Yashica A front view
  • The waist level finder is bright, not the brightest, but bright enough, and the magnifier helps a lot when you want to be precise.
  • Yashica A finder
    Yashica A finder
  • Focusing is smooth,.
  • There is a built in Pc-sync, and cold shoe, so you can use a vintage / modern flash if needed.
  • Yashica A - Side View
    Yashica A – Side View

 

  • 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.

Downsides

Yashica A back view
Yashica A back view
  • 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

    Yashica A left side view
    Yashica A left side view
  • You get only 5 shutter speeds – B – 25 – 50 – 100 – 300

Sample Images

6x6 medium format sample - Yashica A
6×6 medium format sample – Yashica

Expired Ilford Delta 3200

Tlr Sample - ilford delta 3200
Tlr Sample – ilford delta 3200
Yashica twin lens reflex sample
Yashica twin lens reflex sample
Medium format TLR - Black and white
Medium format TLR – Black and white

Expired Kodak Tri-x 400

Kodak trix 400 sample - Yashica medium format
Kodak trix 400 sample – Yashica medium format
Kodak ektar 100 sample - TLR film Camera
Kodak ektar 100 sample – TLR film Camera

Kodak Ektar 100

Expired Kodak Portra 400BW


Expired Ilford Delta 3200 again

Expired delta 3200 film - MEdium Format twin lens reflex camera
Expired delta 3200 film – MEdium Format twin lens reflex camera


Expired Ilford Xp2 Super 400

exoired xp2 super 400 - Twin lens reflex camera
exoired xp2 super 400 – Twin lens reflex camera
Ilford Xp2 expired film - Vintage Yashica TLR
Ilford Xp2 expired film – Vintage Yashica TLR

Fujifilm Acros 100

Fujifilm Acros 100 - twin lens reflex Yashica
Fujifilm Acros 100 – twin lens reflex Yashica
TLR film Camera - Black and white
TLR film Camera – Black and white

Expired Fujifilm Provia 100F

Provia 100f Vama Veche
Provia 100f – Vama Veche
Fuji Provia 100f Sample Yashica medium format
Fuji Provia 100f Sample Yashica medium format

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