Collecting Cameras

I’ve significantly revised the review of one of my all-time favorite cameras, the Yashica-D. I just love the feel of its controls and the excellent results its Yashikor lens delivers on any film I put through it. Read the review here.


Updated review: Yashica-D


13 thoughts on “Updated review: Yashica-D

  1. I agree. Most of the Yashica TLRs are not only a great bargain but they deliver excellent images without a lot of fussing around. Another nice choice is the Yashica-Mat EM with a built-in light meter. The meter on mine has been going strong since 1964 but they are a tad bit sensitive so expect most to have inop meters by 2019. Your D was made in 1967, BTW.

    • tbm3fan says:

      The link on serial numbers was interesting for all the information on it. Don’t know how I missed it years ago. Started with Minolta in 1972 and consequently a big fan collecting all that I felt worthwhile. After that I went for Yashica (especially rangefinders & SLRs), Miranda, Topcon, and Ricohflex. The nobodies based on what we have today. Canon, who cares. Now I need to pull my Pentamatic out to narrow down.

  2. tbm3fan says:

    Always wanted a D for my collection but they went beyond what I would pay like the MAT-124. Like you my upper limit in 2000-2005 was $50 which got you some amazing deals. I ended up with a 24 for nothing, an A which I can’t recall, and a MAT which has a 5 digit serial number for the body. Seems to be 1957 based on that Yashica link. All these are in excellent shape as much was back then when they were being dumped on eBay, but not now.

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