yashica mat 124g
a new format
The Yashica Mat 124G is a twin-lens reflex camera and my first medium format experience. Here is a good article for you to read all about what a twin-lens reflex camera is.
A friend passed along his father's mint-condition camera to me and honestly, I was intimidated by it. It was just too cool looking and I was the shy nerdy girl in the corner admiring its beauty from afar. But just as I was tackling my 35mm Canon AT-1 I mustered up enough courage to become acquainted with this lovely as well.
The reverse-focusing is a bit dizzying at first, but it further encourages me to slow down and be precise about what I want to capture. I had yet another roll of expired film on hand: Fuji Pro 160S 120. I know that I messed up loading the film. There is a mark for 12 and 24 exposures and I lined up my film to 24 instead of 12...Although I do like the effect that had on one of my sunset shots. I have since watched another video on loading film and have a fresh roll loaded for 2021.
Below are some of my first scans developed by The Find Lab. I adore the square format of the images. Now that I have my bearings with this beauty, I look forward to capturing more portraits and beach scenes with it.