Yashica 635 TLR with the 35mm Adapter Kit

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  1. indy_kid

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    I have a lightly used Yashica 635 TLR for sale. Introduced in 1958, this model was a dual-format model, and could shoot either 120 or 35mm with the adapter kit. The kit alone goes for up to $100 on eBay!

    Both camera and adapter kit are in very good condition, 90% or so. The 35mm take-up spool in the adapter kit is actually from another make of camera - not sure which - but it works with the 635!

    Asking $200. This price includes S/H to the lower 48 states. S/H to other locations will be extra.
     

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    New price! $175 + S/H.
     
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    Your sync lever is in the "M" position, which could mean issues if the self timer was used.

    Can you verify if the self timer works?

    RETURN THE LEVER TO "X" BEFORE TRYING IT!!

    Also, is the little glass/plastic piece over the shutter speeds in tact?
     
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    I'll check those out. I don't anticipate any problems.

    Meanwhile, here are a few more pix, including my own specimen redone in red leatherette.

    Yashica 635 For Sale.jpg
    A shot of the Viewing Lens: 635 For Sale - Viewing Lens.jpg
    And one of the Taking Lens: 635 For Sale - Taking Lens.jpg

    I could see no problems with either lens; no separation, no fungus, etc. I did see a few tiny bubbles within the glass, but those are common and won't affect the image to any significant degree.
     
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    The self-timer will cock only part-way, giving you about 4-5 seconds of delay. I can see a piece of metal blocking the lever, but haven't investigated beyond that.

    The protective plastic over the shutter speed indicator is intact.
     
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    BUMP!

    Okay, $150 + S/H, but that's it!
     
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    Why do you have a Voigtlaender badge on your red one?
     
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    That's a very stylized Yashica badge. Sometimes it's hard to figure out which way is up!
     
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    BTW, I found a Voightlander badge on Google. They are very similar in some respects. I have another 635 with a very plain "Y" badge on the hood. Perhaps Voightlander complained about the similarity, and so Yashica went with an obvious "Y" badge.

    Voightlander Badge.jpg
     
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    Bump! $150 + S/H and it's yours! The adapter kits go for $100+ on eBay, so this is a deal!
     
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    I thought $200 was a super deal for this kit. If I werent camera heavy(and cash poor) I'd grab it up.
     
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    It's a STEAL!

    Yeah, I'm really surprised someone hasn't picked it up yet! Add a new skin for about $20 and it would be a very cool addition to one's gear!
     
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    Do you know if the Yashikor lens is a three or four element? From what I have read, Yashica did make a few four element Yashikor lenses.

    Thanks.

    Chris
     
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    The Yashikor are 3 elements and the Yashinon are 4 element I believe, I have the info saved somewhere just can not find it. I have the A model which I like a lot and wish I could afford this one, the 635 has been on my wish list for a long time.

    David
     
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    There are many Yasikor lenses that are 4 element, Yashica switched some where in the middle of the production without renaming them. They later switched design slightly and renamed the lenses as Yashinons. I have owned Yashica D's with all three variants and after stopping down a couple of steps, are almost undistinguishable between them. I have also had the LM modle with a 4 element Yashikor and it was a good performer.
     
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    You are probably right. I don't know where I got it (some box lot at an auction, most likely), but it worked in the 635! Lucky for me! I would have hated trying to find the Yashica spool just to complete the kit!
     
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    Just goes to show how closely copied the Japanese cameras were to the original German ones.
     
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    Remember, just $150 + S/H! Quite the deal! The adapter kit sells on eBay for $100 or more!
     
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    Come on! It's a great camera!
     
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    This is neat! I want it, if it took 127 too it would be mine for sure!


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