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Yashica FX-3

Back to basics with a camera that, apart from an exposure, check is mostly manual. However, the Yashica FX-3, launched in 1979, is a great camera to use and produces some lovely results. It’s a compact and light 35mm SLR. It was later replaced with similar models, but the basic FX-3 was very popular at the time.

My version of this camera was in a little bit of a poor state. The black leather was torn and was peeling away from the body. So I decided to reskin it with some fresh leather. I chose red, and although I didn’t make a perfect job of it, I am very pleased with how it looks now. Watch the video to find out more.

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Yashica TL Electro-X

Opening a newly purchased vintage camera is enough to turn me in to a child at Christmas. The Yashica TL was absolutely no exception. Manufactured in 1968, it was ahead of its time and I still think it looks fabulous today.

It’s a 35mm SLR with an M42 mount and it is largely dependent on it’s battery. In the video below I take at look at it in more detail and hopefully explain why I love it so much.

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