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    Is it worth the money?

    Good Day All,
    I have the opportunity to pick up an "almost new" Yashica T4,weatherproofed,point + shoot for $50.00 CDN. Sounds like a great deal but there is a problem.One of the door "clips" has broken off and the camera would have to be taped shut.
    Cosmetics have never really mattered to me.I,ve unbent lens rings so they can accept filters and use a Yashica K1000 with a huge ding on its right corner.My only criteria is that the item MUST work.The lens,a Nikkor 105 macro is bang on($20.00 deal) and the K1000 was a freebie.
    Any thoughts about the T4?
    Thanks,
    Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Kennedy
    Good Day All,
    I have the opportunity to pick up an "almost new" Yashica T4,weatherproofed,point + shoot for $50.00 CDN. Sounds like a great deal but there is a problem.One of the door "clips" has broken off and the camera would have to be taped shut.
    Cosmetics have never really mattered to me.I,ve unbent lens rings so they can accept filters and use a Yashica K1000 with a huge ding on its right corner.My only criteria is that the item MUST work.The lens,a Nikkor 105 macro is bang on($20.00 deal) and the K1000 was a freebie.
    Any thoughts about the T4?
    Thanks,
    Mike
    The price is ok, but if the camera is leaking light even when taped, then it is not worth it at all.

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    $50CDN would probably be a good deal for a fully-functional T4. One that needs to be taped shut, however, is worth much less, IMHO.
    [COLOR=SlateGray]"You can't depend on your eyes if your imagination is out of focus." -Mark Twain[/COLOR]

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    I'm with Ralph. Having to tape the camera shut is a PIA. I would look elsewhere.
    Technological society has succeeded in multiplying the opportunities for pleasure, but it has great difficulty in generating joy. Pope Paul VI

    So, I think the "greats" were true to their visions, once their visions no longer sucked. Ralph Barker 12/2004

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    You can just do what I do with my holga, put velcro on in!

    Glue a strip onto the door and all you have to do is pull it shut and clip the velro down. I have never had any problems with my holga doing this and it also stops any light leaks.
    Let's see what I've got in the magic trash can for Mateo!

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