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Yashica 44A TLR Vintage Camera

I get a real kick out of cruising antique shops, flea markets, and estate sales finding awesome, unique cameras (sometimes ones I've never seen) and then fixing them up, cleaning them and selling them, hopefully to you. This camera is one of the select few I choose to take home and refurbish and hopefully you'll feel the same way once it's in your hands.

Unearthed in a local antique shop. Still functions beautifully, some of the leatherette skin is gone and the nameplate is gone but it's still in great shape.

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The Yashica 44, 44A, and 44LM were a series of small twin-lens reflex cameras, designed to give 12 exposures of 4x4 cm on 127 rollfilm.
Yashica introduced the model 44 in 1958 as Japan's first 4x4 TLR.[1]. The camera was offered in several color options, but the gray version (no doubt inspired by the gray Baby Rolleiflex of 1957) proved to be the most popular.

The Yashica 44 featured crank film advance, with automatic frame spacing after the user aligned the number "1" in a red window. However a separate lever cocked the shutter, and there was no interlock to prevent double-exposures. The Copal SV shutter offered speeds from 1 to 1/500 seconds plus B in the standard geometric sequence; and the lens was a 3-element Yashikor 60mm f/3.5.

The original 44 sold at a price higher than a Yashica D 6x6 TLR with comparable specifications. Yashica subsequently introduced a more basic 4x4 model, the 44A. This is distinguished from the original 44 by using knob wind and a red window to advance the film; and only offering shutter speeds from 1/25 to 1/300 plus B.

The 44A model also dropped the bayonet filter attachment of the 44. Most Yashica 44A's are not identified as such on their nameplate, but can be visually identified by a row of short "teeth" extending below it. The 44A was offered in 1959 at a list price of USD $29.95,[2] roughly half the price of the 44.


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As I don't make my cameras I can't do custom orders, tell me what you're looking for though and I'll add it to my list for when I go camera hunting.

It's highly recommended with any of the cameras that I sell that you head to your local camera shop after purchase for cleaning, lubrication and any adjustments that need to be made to the cameras before use.

I package all the cameras with utmost concern for damage mitigation. many times I have professionals package them so that I don't make any mistakes.

As a one man shop I cannot possibly guarantee that all my cameras are in perfect condition. The buyer is responsible for asking questions and reading about the condition before purchase and caring for the camera after purchase. I will do my best to address any issues in the item description but some things I may miss. These cameras are all old and operating issues come with the territory. My process as a seller is to assess condition, purchase, clean and fix minor issues and to sell. If you are not happy with your camera let me know as soon as possible and I will do what I can to help.

As I don't make my cameras I can't do custom orders, tell me what you're looking for though and I'll add it to my list for when I go camera hunting.

It's highly recommended with any of the cameras that I sell that you head to your local camera shop after purchase for cleaning, lubrication and any adjustments that need to be made to the cameras before use.

I package all the cameras with utmost concern for damage mitigation. many times I have professionals package them so that I don't make any mistakes.

As a one man shop I cannot possibly guarantee that all my cameras are in perfect condition. The buyer is responsible for asking questions and reading about the condition before purchase and caring for the camera after purchase. I will do my best to address any issues in the item description but some things I may miss. These cameras are all old and operating issues come with the territory. My process as a seller is to assess condition, purchase, clean and fix minor issues and to sell. If you are not happy with your camera let me know as soon as possible and I will do what I can to help.


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