An Interview with Paul Sokk – Site Author of the popular YashicaTLR.com

Another visit with Paul is in order.

Yashica Pentamatic Fanatic

Chances are you’ve visited Paul’s site and hadn’t known it. Thousands of collectors, online auction sellers and buyers and estate sale pickers gather valuable information about their vintage Yashica cameras from Paul’s well researched and easy to understand site. First appearing in late 2011, Paul describes his website as more of an e-book about Yashica. Paul traces Yashica’s humble beginnings from early 1950s upstart to become the worldwide leader in the manufacture of twin-lens reflex cameras by the end of that decade.

Paul calls the beautiful Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia his home – retiring after 35 years of Government service. He enjoys spending time with his family, photography and writing.

Paul's ViewAhh the joys of retirement… the Central Coast, NSW and a lovely sunset.

PaulPaul with one of his favorites. A prized Yashica Flex S from 1954.

I first met Paul via his website back in 2014. I…

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Described as “New, never used. Got as a gift”. Update 1…

I just received this camera from an online purchase –

“New, never used. Got as a gift”. Well OK then. Whatever you say.

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New Olympus camera. That’s what the seller said.

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A science experiment?

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Never used but the Olympus factory always ships their cameras with an exposed roll of Fujifilm.

Per eBay’s definition of “new”… New: A brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item in its original packaging (where packaging is applicable). Packaging should be the same as what is found in a retail store, unless the item is handmade or was packaged by the manufacturer in non-retail packagings, such as an unprinted box or plastic bag.

Let’s see what happens with my claim. eBay has been very good with refunds when items have been grossly misrepresented. No complaints here.

Update 1: I sent the request for a full refund at 3:58 PM and had a full refund by 4:25 PM. Thanks to the seller for accepting responsibility for his error and quickly refunding my original purchase price including shipping.

Remember to always remove batteries when your camera is not in use… especially after a decade or more!

Chris

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Nikon One Touch Zoom 90s QD – Available for Purchase

Beautiful Nikon point and shoot 35mm compact film camera set – mint new in its original box – never used.

It’s getting harder to find these “plastic fantastic” 35mm film cameras from the late 1990s and early 2000s in new, unused condition. These cameras produce excellent images with a minimum of fussing – they make great street photography cameras as they are small and can easily shoot from the hip.

Accurate autofocus and auto exposure with a 2.4x Nikon zoom lens from 38-90mm at f/4.8 to f/10.5. This one has macro focusing down to 12 inches (30cm). The quartz date (QD) function goes up to 2049! It takes the still easy to find 3v CR2 lithium battery (new, included) and standard 35mm film, both black and white and color with ISO DX coding.

This stunning camera set is available for purchase from our online shop at https://www.ccstudio2380.com – please feel free to check it out.

Mention code “Fanatic” when you order and I’ll take 10% off your entire purchase!!! Get it for a special someone (you) by Christmas!

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So pop on over to https://www.ccstudio2380.com and shop today!

Thanks, Chris and Carol ^.^

Please respect that all content, including photos and text, are the property of this blog and its owner, Yashica Pentamatic Fanatic, Yashica Sailor Boy, Yashica Chris.

Copyright © 2015-2017 Yashica Pentamatic Fanatic, Chris Whelan
All rights reserved.