Thursday, November 30, 2006

My New Toy

Yashica MAT - 124

My new toy is a Yashica MAT 124, a medium format twin lens reflex camera--thanks to my friend who gave it to me. I'm not sure how well it works yet, but I think the light meter is broken. I'm really excited about it. Now all I need is a scanner that can do medium format negatives.


  1. I took it in to get processed on Saturday. I think they can process it just as easily as color 35mm film, so I think it will be available tomorrow. The BW 35mm film I took in on the same day (first 35mm roll I've shot all year!) won't be ready til probably Wednesday.

    I decided to forego getting prints with the negatives and instead have them scanned, which was quite expensive where I went. I'll be getting a scanner soon, so if it works for negatives (which my experiments will tell . . .) then I'll probably start shooting a lot more film and just scan it in.

  2. I was just thinking that if I can scan my old negatives, I can do away with old school print processing completely, and touch up / alter many pictures in my archives. That would be awesome.