Updated review: Yashica-12

I’ve extensively updated my review of a classic twin-lens-reflex camera, the Yashica-12.

This wonderful box offers a pair of 80mm Yashinon lenses that do great work. Although this camera is heavy and a little unwieldy to carry, its controls all work with jeweled precision and are a delight. Read my updated review here.



7 responses to “Updated review: Yashica-12”

  1. Chris and Carol Avatar

    Well done, Jim.

  2. bodegabayf2 Avatar

    This review honestly makes me want to try a Yashica 12!

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Have you ever shot a TLR? Their shape and weight makes them awkward for walking-around photography. But these Yashicas are so delightful I don’t care!

      1. bodegabayf2 Avatar

        Yes, I had a Rolleicord that I used only a few times before someone offered me more than I paid for it, so it wasn’t in the arsenal long enough for me to do a proper evaluation.

        1. Jim Grey Avatar

          I’ve not used a Rollei TLR but reviews I’ve read regard them as a cut above the Yashicas.

  3. Dave Jenkins Avatar
    Dave Jenkins

    One man’s meat is another man’s poison, as the saying goes. As a long-time TLR user, I think they are perfect walking-around cameras. If you will weigh them both, I think you will find the Yahica doesn’t weigh any more than your Nikon F2.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      It’s the weight and the shape. I just find TLRs to be unwieldy. I love them and so carry them around anyway!

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