Retro Rewind: Yashica Mat-124g | Salem Film Photographer

Welcome to Retro Rewind!

What is Retro Rewind, you ask?

Retro Rewind is a blog series, put on by a select group 
of photographers. Each month we will post about our experiments with 
antique, vintage, and retro cameras and/or old film. The interpretation 
of the project is very liberal and each member of the group will 
likely have very different results. 

Each member will include a link to another member's blog at the end of their post. By clicking on each link, you will eventually make a complete circle!

I, personally, have a relatively large collection of old cameras (25-30). Some are only a couple of decades old, while 
others are closer to a century old. 

I'm starting the project out with a camera that is currently in my camera bag and used on sessions. I'm still learning how to use it and have a ways to go, but I have to say that so far I love this camera! 

Brand: Yashica
Model: Mat-124 G
Film type: 120 (medium format)
Years of Production: (produced from 1970-1986)

Film Used for this blog post: Kodak t-max 400

Here is a photo of the camera, taken with my DSLR.

   I added a some filters to the b&w film image on this one (in photoshop).

This one has some texture added to it. 

Here is what the camera looks like when it is in use. 
It is a twin-lens reflect and the view finder is on top of the camera, so you look down into it. These were all taken with my iPhone. 

To view the Retro Rewind images of Tiara McFalls, an Ohio based photographer, CLICK HERE!


  1. Wow! I love all of these....the Yashica Mat rocks...such a punch for such a small little camera. The images are surreal and so magical.

  2. Wow!!! Those first 2 pics are AWESOME!!

    Love seeing what you've done with the first month! xoxo

  3. Loooving the one of the flowers. The light in these is beautiful! It must take some getting used to, to shoot looking down rather than straight on?

  4. Fabulous images Kel! I love the one with texture!


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