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    Hi from the US east coast.

    I just found this site and immediately joined, because even if no one can help me, I'm sure I'll enjoy the party. Here's the story: This morning, in the swap area of my local dump was a Yashica camera bag. Inside, nested an fx-70 with ML zoom 42-75 lens, a cs-201 auto light meter, and a 'Popular C-400' flash attachment. The body of the camera is clad in something that looks like grey felt (but which I suspect is the backing of a former leatherette). Monday is the day they empty the swap shack and toss anything unclaimed into the crusher. I couldn't let that happen.

    I enjoy taking pictures (I don't call my efforts photography) and I have another Yashica that my dad purchased in Japan in the 1950s, but, seriously, I'm as ignorant as dirt. Now, this camera could be totally trashed or in perfect working condition, I can't even figure out how to open the film door. If anyone has any advice for me or direction as to where I can get some instruction on operation - I'm begging shamelessly.

    By the way, my name is Jo.

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    Jo - hello and welcome to APUG from western Massachusetts. When in the Bay State, where do you call home?
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    Thank you, Sirius!!

    The manual is a GREAT place to start. Thank you, I'm on it.

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    Gene, I'm on the Cape. I grew up there, spent time in NY, 30 years in NH, a few in Oregon and now the pigeon is home.

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    Hello Jo and welcome to APUG!

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    Welcome Home Jo !

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    Hmmmm, the local dump as a camera supply, I would never have guessed. I'm going to have to check into this new source.

    Oh, by the way, welcome.
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    Hey Jo,
    Lots of great folk down there on the Cape and in Plymouth county. Members here include Drew B and BillH among many more... oh, and a lurker named Ernie (Thanks for the vacuum table, Ernie!) Join us for a walk-about shooting session some time. Look in the New England regional postings.
    Whitey

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    Thank you all, for the welcome. I'll be driving my folks to Florida for the next week, so won't be on-line, but before I go, an update. I figured out the basic workings of this camera and found a roll of film in it (I'm very curious to see if there's anything interesting on it.); There were batteries in the light meter that had started to leak - I removed them and cleaned the contacts, inserted new batteries and presto, the meter works; the flash attachment works; I plan to order the user manual as soon as I get south.



 

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