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    Default Please help to save this baby.

    Found this baby buried deep in the store room for almost 20 years., still look so handsome.
    Is it possible to bring it back to life? I seriuosly want to, but will let it rest in peace if too much money is needed. Please tell me what to do, got no experience with camera.
    Thank you for your life saving tips.







    Last edited by Silence Sky; 20th September 2006 at 09:52 PM.

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    Default Re: Please help to save this baby.

    Quote Originally Posted by Silence Sky
    Found this baby buried deep in the store room for almost 20 years., still look so handsome.
    Is it possible to bring it back to life? I seriuosly want to, but will let it rest in peace if too much money is needed. Please tell me what to do, got no experience with camera.
    Thank you for your life saving tips.

    http://gallery.clubsnap.com/data/2/Yashica_1.JPG
    http://gallery.clubsnap.com/data/500/Yashica_2.JPG
    http://gallery.clubsnap.com/data/500/Yashica_3.JPG
    http://gallery.clubsnap.com/data/500/Yashica_4.JPG
    Bring it down to one of the repair shops to get a quotation.. Seems like some cleaning needs to be done, but I believe it should still be salvageable.

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    Default Re: Please help to save this baby.

    i'm not sure if you should raise your hopes too high. it looks very mouldy and if the fungus has eaten into your lens, the lens may not be salvageable. but do bring it down to TCW at peninsula hotel shopping centre. they shd be able to give u a quote

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    Yes, the lens looks a little fogged up and it might not be worth the expense to get that fixed, the light seals replaced and the rest of it cleaned up. For the money, you could probably try for something like a Yashica GSN 35. There is one for sale at Cam.X as I remember. It has better specifications than the MG-1 you have here, which is considered a cheapened version that was produced after the GSN.

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    Thank you everyone. I would like to save it and showcase it to the next generation, just like my dad who dig it out when I told him I like to take up photograghy. It is quite obvious that he gave it up.

    This camera is like a piece of art to me, the way it function is really very interesting. When I first handle it, I feel like I am a "Moutain Tortise" "sua gu". You can see the split image converging when it comes into focus.
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    Default Re: Please help to save this baby.

    Quote Originally Posted by Silence Sky
    Thank you everyone. I would like to save it and showcase it to the next generation, just like my dad who dig it out when I told him I like to take up photograghy. It is quite obvious that he gave it up.

    This camera is like a piece of art to me, the way it function is really very interesting. When I first handle it, I feel like I am a "Moutain Tortise" "sua gu". You can see the split image converging when it comes into focus.
    Yes, it's a type of camera that's called a rangefinder. All these old things have that 'classic' feel...usually very well made, metal bodies. Can't find things like that anymore. When I held one of these oldies I realized what I was missing.

    Read more about your MG-1 and other old stuff here:

    http://www.photoethnography.com/Clas...html~mainFrame

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    Quote Originally Posted by fWord
    Yes, it's a type of camera that's called a rangefinder. All these old things have that 'classic' feel...usually very well made, metal bodies. Can't find things like that anymore. When I held one of these oldies I realized what I was missing.

    Read more about your MG-1 and other old stuff here:

    http://www.photoethnography.com/Clas...html~mainFrame
    Thank you very much for providing the link.
    It is a very interesting read, good to know my Yashica has got some GOLD Contact in it, not that worthless after all.

    After seeing the mint condition of the 35 GSN, I am very determine to do the following to restore the glamour of my Yashica:


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