Thursday, November 25, 2010
Yashica Minimatic C
The first thing that surprised me with the Yashica Minimatic-C is that despite its name, it's not so 'mini' - certainly not compared with the Olympus Pen of Trip 35. It's got to be twice as big as the Pen, and a third bigger than the Trip 35 - although I suppose it still scrapes in to the 'compact' rangefinder category.
I got the Yashica because the price was right :-) and because it reminded me of the Olympus Pen range - so its larger size is something of a shock. Not a disappointment, just a shock.
I'm putting some black and white film through the Pen and Trip 35 at the moment, so it may be a while before I can put the Yashica through its paces. It will give me time to change the foam seals around the door hinges so that it will be all good to go when I'm finally ready to shoot with it. Can't wait.