Yashica Mat-124 G CLA

I recently sent my Yashica Mat-124 G off to Mr. Mark Hama in Georgia (USA) for a CLA (clean, lubricate, adjust). Mark is known for working on the team that built the Mat-124 G at Yashica’s factory in Japan. For the past 30 years he’s been repairing cameras from his home. If you recall, he also repaired my Yashica 44 last year.

I was having issues with the shutter button. For whatever reason it would not click after advancing the film. For the past two weeks I’ve been running a few rolls of 120 film through the camera to ensure that it’s working correctly. I’m happy to report that it works as good as new. I’m not sure what I did wrong with the negatives, but they’re showing some banding at the top. Possible light piping? If you have some ideas, please leave me a comment.

Camera: Yashica Mat-124 G (1970 – 1986)
Film: Ilford HP5+ 400 (Exp 8/2018)
Process: Kodak HC-110 (1+31) 5 Min @ 68°
Scanned: Epson V700 Photo

 

 

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3 responses to “Yashica Mat-124 G CLA

  • Charles Trentelman

    those bands looks more like uneven development. I can’t think where light would be “piping” in — is there any fogging in the space between the negatives? Are the baffles inside the camera intact (assuming the 124G has baffles)?

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  • fishyfisharcade

    My Yashica Mat 124G is on it’s way back from its CLA too. I’m looking forward to getting my hands on it again. Looking at the photos I took with it a few weeks ago – just before the pandemic resulted in lockdown – makes me want to get out and make more photos with it.

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