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Thread: Yashicamat 124G

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    YashicaMat 124 G uses a MERCURY cell, BTW

    I have a 124 G on which I can't remove the battery compartment cover! It's just plastic and I don't want to damage it so, since the needed cell is or would be a mercury cell, I just rely on a hand held meter. Nice cameras, aren't they!

    If you don't have an instruction manual, http://www.butkus.org/chinon/yashica...24g-splash.htm has one for downloading. Send Mike Butkus a little money so he can keep up the good work.

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    Thanks everybody!

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    As of about five minutes ago, mine is back on the air. I bought the MR-9 adapter and it works quite nicely with a 386 battery. (I, for one, like having an on-board meter.)

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    I have one, been using for a few years and it's impeccable. For the batery I used the WeinCell MRB625, bought on amazon.

    Quote Originally Posted by summicron1 View Post
    tlr meters are so wide-field they're only advisory, at best. Put some black tape over the battery compartment and take pictures.
    I do not know if I am right, since I am writing from memory(may have read it some were), but I think the Yashica 124 meter is suppose to be like a 90mm lens coverage. Sorry if I could not expose it right, missing some terms in english!

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    The biggest problem that I've seen with the Yashica TLRs is the self timer . When it jams up, the camera doesn't work. Rather simple fix though.

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    Did you try search Fleabay?.. On occation I've seen obscure parts show up on the radar.

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    Actually most of the TLR meters have an acceptance angle equivalent to a 75mm lens, which is what you would expect for the lens FOV typically used.

    But I find the Yashica Mat meter is very accurate if I can get close and meter my subject directly. Either that or I meter my White Balance card.
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    Quote Originally Posted by camtec View Post
    The biggest problem that I've seen with the Yashica TLRs is the self timer . When it jams up, the camera doesn't work. Rather simple fix though.
    With Yashica TLR's, you must make sure the flash synch switch is in the 'X' position, never the 'M'. Most people jamb the switch (or super glue it) to permanently lock it in the 'X' position.
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    Thanks Rick. I haven't seen that on the Yashicamats, I'll remember that the next time one comes into the shop.

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