Restoration challenge! Six decades of dirt, grime, soot and corrosion have taken their toll on this once beautiful Yashicaflex. There isn’t a part that escaped the corrosion – except the workings. The glass is just fine, shutter works, aperture blades are problem free – film advance works as does the focus.
I’m finally on the home stretch of this year plus project. My desire to re-imagine this camera into the modern age has been the biggest holdup. Actually I’m calling it an “interpretative restoration” – that allows the artist and designer in me to reconcile with the fussy photographer that I am.
Watch the blog over the next two weeks or so as I bring it all together for the final reveal.
Thanks – Chris
Six decades of dirt and moisture = corrosion… Big Time! Over the next few months (turns out 14 months) I hope to be able to document my attempt to “restore” my 1955 Yashima Yashic…
Source: Restoring a Yashima Yashicaflex A-II from 1955