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    The Yashicas are great cameras. I have a D with Yashinons and the results are tack sharp. I also have an A that I paid $15 for. The Yashikor lenses are clean, and the shutter is crisp at all four of its speeds. At f11, it's really hard to tell the results apart from the yashinon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Kennedy
    I contacted Mark H. about a C.L.A and was quoted a price of $135.00 for complete repair and CLA plus $30.00 shipping. Almost the price of the mat124 G.

    I will say that the shutter on my 635 (and from what I looked at the same applies to the mat that I have) is not the easiest to service. If it is just running a little slow, it might be worth doing it for yourself. It's not too hard to get down to the shutter and take the top off to add a little light oil to a couple of key bearings. For more than that, it looks to be more difficult than the Syncro-Compur in the Rollei's. I've had the Syncro-Compur apart before, but when I looked at the Copal, it looks difficult.

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    Oh, and I'll sell you my Yashica-mat for $160.00

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    Thanks for the offer Greg but the 124 G seems to be firing on all cylinders. I can't understand why the folks at Mark H. quoted me a repair/C.L.A price when I informed them the camera was working well.
    Just finished a roll of Tri-X which I shall soup as soon as the lunch crowd vacates my lab (kitchen).

    JMK

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    Had my 125G out this morning at the beach...trying to get a shot or two of a decent sunrise. Alas, the camera cooperated, but mother nature didn't...

    If the camera's in good shape and the price is right, I highly recommend snapping it up...you'll be hooked on it in no time flat!

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    Some time ago, I worked for a studio that supplied its wedding photographers with Yashica TLR cameras. From what I remember, it was the film advance mechanism that frequently failed in the highly used and abused cameras.

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    I own a Yashica Mat that I love. It has a badly scratched taking lens (I got it cheap) and STILL it takes great pictures. One day I'll upgrade and get one with a mint lens, but I just got a Rollei SL66, so that will keep me happy for a while. STILL, the Yashica Mat is such a great camera. I think the scratches on my lens must be only on the coating since the photos still come out crisp and clear.

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    Winding on

    Quote Originally Posted by narsuitus
    Some time ago, I worked for a studio that supplied its wedding photographers with Yashica TLR cameras. From what I remember, it was the film advance mechanism that frequently failed in the highly used and abused cameras.
    I once had a 124G and if I remember rightly (it's more than twenty years ago ) the film transport mechanism can be damaged by not folding the winding crank back down to the parked position after winding the film before firing the shutter.
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    My -mat will not fire the shutter unless the wind lever is rotated backwards to the start position, folding the lever does nothing. I assume that the 124G is similar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Kennedy
    Thanks for the offer Greg but the 124 G seems to be firing on all cylinders. I can't understand why the folks at Mark H. quoted me a repair/C.L.A price when I informed them the camera was working well.
    Just finished a roll of Tri-X which I shall soup as soon as the lunch crowd vacates my lab (kitchen).

    JMK
    Mike,
    Most repairs are really incidental. There's as much work involved in a proper CLA as there is correcting a real fault.
    Heavily sedated for your protection.

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