Yashica L AF vs. Kyocera T Scope

In case you missed this post the first time around here’s another look at these two exceptional cameras by Yashica-Kyocera.

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Round 1 – The Introduction

The Yashica-Kyocera L AF from 1986 and the Kyocera T Scope (Japanese name, T3 elsewhere). The L AF was assembled in Hong Kong with parts made in Japan and the T Scope was made in Japan.

Key feature – waterproof (more like weatherproof) – not a dive camera.

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The scope is just like a waist-level finder – pretty cool actually.

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I’ll be doing a side by side field test of these two cameras shortly. Is the T3 really worth the extra money over the Yashica? The T Scope features a Carl Zeiss T* Series Tessar f/2.8 35mm lens against the Yashica (Tomioka?) f/3.5 32mm lens. I have a hunch that the Yashica’s lens was also made by Zeiss at the Tomioka factory in Tokyo. We’ll see if the vaunted T* coating makes a noticeable difference.

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Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S9900W

Thanks for stopping by! – Chris

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In the Garden – Good morning reptiles!

I went out to check the bird feeder early this morning and was rewarded by a visit from a couple of my garden residents.

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This river cooter is a regular because I’m lucky to have a nice natural bog and pond in the woods behind my house and although it’s a turtle “Disneyland” back there they do enjoy getting out and about and catching some sun. This gal is about football sized as a point of reference.

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One of the hundreds, yes hundreds of lizards in my yard. This one normally hangs out on the fence but almost always catches the first rays of sun on these rocks.

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The dogwood is finally getting its leaves – it’s always a late “bloomer” but this year it was particularly slow. This one was started from a tiny tiny seedling sent to me by the Arbor Day Foundation – it’s taken about 8 years just to get to be about 5 feet tall and has yet to bloom.

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Portulaca – aka “moss rose”

Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S9900W

Have a beautiful day y’all! – Chris

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Honda Hawk – 1980

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Camera: Kodak EK4 Instant

Scanner: CanoScan 9000F Mark II

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to stop by my camera studio at http://www.ccstudio2380.com for some great cameras! – Chris

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At the Zoo – Lion Country Safari, Florida

Lion Country Safari is located in Palm Beach County, Florida. It’s one of the better “drive-thru” safari parks in the US. Here are a few images from a trip back in October 1993.

Camera and Film: Canon F-1 with Canon FD 80-200mm Zoom Lens on Kodak Kodacolor

Scanner: Canon CanoScan 9000F Mark II

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These next two images were taken at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens (Florida) in 1999 OR at Busch Gardens, Tampa Bay OR at Lion Country Safari – I’m sorry to say that I didn’t record their origin properly.

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Grévy’s zebra

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The markings on these zebra are amazing – if you look closely it’s actually difficult to distinguish where one animal begins and another ends when they are in a herd.

Here’s a great link to the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens with some interesting info about these zebras.

Thanks for stopping by! – Chris

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Vintage View

Happy Saturday!

Digging through some archived pics I came across this one.

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Thanks for stopping by! – Chris

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In the Shop – New Arrivals!

New in the studio shop this week at http://www.ccstudio2380.com

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Beautiful Canon New FD 70-150mm Zoom Lens with original Canon caps. Fully tested on my Fujifilm X-A10 mirrorless digital camera. Flawless operation from this sharp compact Canon zoom. Easily adapts to a wide variety of digital bodies as well as the primary lens for such classics as the Canon F-1, AE-1, A-1, T70 and any FD mount body. Priced right!

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Ikelite Aquashot waterproof 35mm disposable film camera case for Fujifilm and Kodak cameras. Includes all of the original boxes, instruction booklets and electronic strobe!

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Complete Ikelite dive system camera equipment.

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New in an open box is this hard to find Fujifilm Instax Mini 50S in Piano Black. This popular Fuji still sells for big bucks new and used but I’ve got mine priced very fairly – two brand new Panasonic CR-2 batteries included as well as the original unopened strap and unopened close-up lens attachment. Check it out!

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SOLD – Thank You! SeaLife Reefmaster RC automatic exposure 35mm film camera and armored underwater housing good to 164 feet! Like new, super clean, and in mint condition. Includes the 3X Macro Lens and Color Compensating Filter, and a roll of Fujicolor. It takes (2) AA batteries. Works great above and below the water.

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Very nice (and rugged) Atan nylon lens case. It’s been used but not abused. Padded inside with a drawstring closure it’s the perfect case for people on the go. Includes a super long shoulder strap. About 6.5 inches tall so it will hold a short telephoto and smaller lens.

Plus everything in the studio shop is on sale at 10% off my already low prices. I ship worldwide but if I’ve missed your country just contact me for a quote.

Thanks for stopping by! – Chris

Studio Camera: Fujifilm X-A10

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