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    I think that have a built-in meter is a great deal. I don´t like handheld meters, they are chunky and its one more thing to carry and take care. I use it only when the camera doesn´t have one. Or I use Sunny 16.

    I had once a Yashica MAT that I bought at an used furniture store (no kidding). The camera was covered in dust and clean it cost me more than I paid for it (was really cheap). Although the camera was 40 years old the selenium meter was working perfectly.

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    Since the metal parts in Yashicamats were often stamped, I don't see the practical difference in having metal or quality nylon gears in the 124G - it still works well, is generally newer (obviously) and the meters, when working, do the job - apart from the fact that the ASA dial is small and somewhat imprecise. Also, IMO the black case is less a Rollei clone and all the better for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ambaker View Post
    The gold contacts are supposed to be less prone to corrosion.

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    That's true, also gold is an excellent conductor of electricity.
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    The Yashica-mat 124 seems to have almost cult status and price. Consider the older Yashica-mat LM. However, a handheld meter may almost as practical, and more reliable.

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    If we are talking about non-photovoltaic meters then as far as I know the choice is between the Rollieflex FX and the Yashica 124(G). I'd go for the Rolleiflex FX.

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    Cheapish metered TLR

    Quote Originally Posted by benjiboy View Post
    That's true, also gold is an excellent conductor of electricity.
    Gold is an excellent conductor, but copper conducts electricity better than gold. Silver is even better than copper. Both, however, oxidize much more readily than gold.

    All else being equal, I'd go for the gold contacts. But I would not choose a lesser camera, simply because it had gold contacts.


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    A rolleiflex FX is way out of his budget. I understand that a handheld meter is more reliable and just as practical but the meter was his prescription. Some people would rather spend more for a meter.

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