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REVIEW: Yashica TL Electro X



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Posted by Bengt Köhler Sandberg 2012-11-19

Yashica TL Electro X

Introduced in: 1968-1974


Technical info

Lens mount: M42 mount
Shutter: 1/1000s to 2s plus a Bulb setting
Light meter: Through the lens (ISO 25 - 800)
Flash: X & FP sync connection (sync 1/90 sec)
Weight: 720g

Takes standard 135 film
24×36 mm negative size.

Operating + Sounds
Yashica TL Electro X


Viewfinder:

Good size and brightness.

Info:
Exposure meter (Two LEDs)



Shutter type:

Vertical metal blade shutter.


Build quality:

Very solid and well built.
It also have a nice feel to it.



Lenses:

Uses M42 screw mount.
You can find hole range of old nice lenses for this.


Conclusion:

A camera with next to everything one could want in a m42 SLR.
Very reliable metal shutter, mirror lock, good viewfinder, good light meter and batteries that can be easly found today.
This is also one of the earlier cameras
with electronically controlled shutter.
The advantage with this is that thay usually have a more exact exposure then a mechanical but the camera must also have a working battery in order to be used.
It takes a V28 PX 6v silver battery which can easily be found today.



Thumbs up:
Build quality and feel
Good viewfinder
Mirror lock
Reliable

Thumbs down:




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