While watching YouTube videos late one night, I somehow stumbled upon the website of a small camera shop that was selling this Yashica Flex twin lens reflex (TLR) camera. I've always wanted to own a TLR camera, even if it was only for a nice piece of vintage camera decoration. However, for about $100, this camera was listed as actually in working condition. I was curious, and that combined with staying up late is a recipe for buying a camera you know nothing about. I knew I bought it from a trusted shop, but with film, you never really know until you film test it. After picking up a roll of Ilford HP5 black and white 120 film, I was ready to test it out.
The camera is in great condition considering how old it is. I think it's from the 50s?! I knew nothing about it. Research had to be done in order to figure out where the shutter button was. 😂
I think this is my best photo from this roll. I know I didn't really give any of the photos that much thought since I really just wanted to burn through the roll to see if the camera worked. Honestly, there was a part of me that was shocked something this old still works. I definitely want to try another roll where I actually shoot photos I want to take. For now, I hope you enjoyed these... because they cost me about $3 for each photo. 😛