All cameras come with a 6-month warranty.
The Yashica Mat-124G is a fully mechanical camera. This means it does not require any batteries to operate its shutter.
The Yashica Mat-124G is, without a doubt, our favourite TLR ever. What is a TLR-camera? Twin-lens reflexes allow you to focus using a viewfinder through the first lens while shooting is done through the second one. It is a very good system for 6x6 (square format) as it allows for a very compact and lightweight medium format experience.
The Yashica Mat was Japan’s reply to the high quality German made Rolleiflex. The 124G is the latest and best version of the Yashica Mats. The camera has an impressively sharp 80mm f3.5 lens that can definitely compete with the Tessar lenses present in the Rollei cameras from the same era. It is very easy to use and the viewfinder is a lot brighter than most other TLRs making focussing super easy.
Due to the age of this camera and the nature of old light meters we can’t guarantee that the light meter still works. This isn’t an issue as the camera will function perfectly without batteries. To meter a scene before taking a picture we recommend using an external light-meter or a light-meter app on your phone. Alternatively you can use the foolproof sunny-16 rule.
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