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The Yashica TL-Electro was the first of its series.  It’s a two- tone camera with very basic controls and a light meter that requires two PX-640 batteries It’s well built.  The only problem I encountered with my first try was the resistance at the end of the roll of film.  There wasn’t any.  It felt more like sprocket teeth slipping instead; but, now I realize it was the resistance at the end of the roll. It could be just this camera of course that has the problem or it could be its normal nature.  Anyway, I managed to shoot a few with an old unused Kodak
800 ASA roll that I inherited and the pictures show it.  I’ll probably give it another go using a different lens someday and new film. The lens I used was the Yashica Auto Yashinon-DS 50mm 1.9.  It has the M42 mount.  Based on the manual and the brochure, this standard lens and the 50mm DS-M 1.7 were the lenses that came with the camera at the time.  The rubber coating for the focus ring is loose.  The focus is loose too.  Too loose for my taste.  The lens apertures cannot be adjusted manually.  It  doesn’t have the
switch from “A” to “M” like other M42 lenses.  So, if you plan on using this lens on a digital SLR it will require an M42 adapter with a flange that pushes in the pin, once it’s screwed onto the body of the camera. It’s a good student camera, if you can find one that works.  The light meter is touchy perhaps through lack of use.  The only thing the camera needed was new seals and a mirror damper replacement.
Yashica TL-Electro Photography
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