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    My "new" old camera

    Just picked up a Yashica FX-D Quartz Camera. Comes with a 20-80mm lense. Total was $40 including shipping, it cosmetically is about %70, but it seems mechanically sound.

    http://pictures.kyozou.com/pictures/_3/2800/2799679.jpg

    I was wondering, How are these? It has an AE function, Is it any good? Also, Lense mount! What kind of lense can I use, And is the 20-80mm any count?


    PS: Sorry for all the threads lately.

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    Let's be real here. It's $40. Used even. And it's a Yashica - eek! If it was the worst camera on earth, you could consider it a Toy Camera and still have lots of fun. I think one of plastic modified Holga's costs that much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gr82bart View Post
    Let's be real here. It's $40. Used even. And it's a Yashica - eek! If it was the worst camera on earth, you could consider it a Toy Camera and still have lots of fun. I think one of plastic modified Holga's cost that much.

    Regards, Art.

    so I just wasted $40?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dana44 View Post
    so I just wasted $40?
    Nope, costs about right actually.

    Just get yourself some nice Zeiss glass for it.

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    It takes Contax/Yashica bayonet mount lenses. Zeiss lenses in this mount are very fine glass, and you can probably find a wide range of quality and price in used glass for it. I think this model was the same chassis as the Contax 139, with some different features.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee L View Post
    It takes Contax/Yashica bayonet mount lenses. Zeiss lenses in this mount are very fine glass, and you can probably find a wide range of quality and price in used glass for it. I think this model was the same chassis as the Contax 139, with some different features.

    Lee

    Alright, check KEH I presume?

    Also, Is that AE function worth using?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dana44 View Post
    so I just wasted $40?
    No, no, no, That's not what I meant. Don't worry about the price. I'm sure you'll have lot's of fun with it. Take pictures already!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gr82bart View Post
    No, no, no, That's not what I meant. Don't worry about the price. I'm sure you'll have lot's of fun with it. Take pictures already!

    Regards, Art.

    I gotta get the payment out and wait for it to ship. :P eBay is lovely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dana44 View Post
    Alright, check KEH I presume?

    Also, Is that AE function worth using?
    KEH is a good place to start, but be prepared for Zeiss lenses holding their value.

    Try the AE. You'll probably like it, especially under conditions where you need to shoot quickly and the light's not too tricky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee L View Post
    KEH is a good place to start, but be prepared for Zeiss lenses holding their value.

    Try the AE. You'll probably like it, especially under conditions where you need to shoot quickly and the light's not too tricky.

    Lee
    The main shooting I do is outdoor portraits.. I like to keep the aperture wide open at most times.

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