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Yashica TLR Price Guide

Yashica TLRs are generally more affordable than other TLRs among the top 5 brands. They are solid and built economically, made in Japan. The weight is also generally lighter.

I personally owned 6 yashica TLRs and all of them performed better than expected. Images are sharp, easy to carry and operate, bokens are beautiful (even much much better 5D Mark II with 50mm prime lens).

The yashica 124G is well sought after as it comes with meter, although the battery for the meter is no longer in production. Users can still find some fresh batt in ebay, mostly in HK.

Yashica D is one of my favs, very affordable, light weight and beautiful results. A very quiet baby and you hardly can hear anything when shooting.

I believe that the Yashica TLRs are still a bit undervalued.

 

Source: Yashica Camera Club

Perhaps up to 70% of Yashica TLR cameras seen for sale today are worth from just $20-$100. These are cameras that, due to their mediocre condition, either cosmetically or mechanically, are not of interest to the serious collector or to someone who wants a great-looking camera and expects to be able to use the camera for producing great images.

Cosmetic Condition Glossary

A – Immaculate
B – Signs of light use
C – Signs of moderate use

It is assumed that all camera functions are operating correctly. Consider the inclusion of a case, user manual, lenscap etc as a bonus

Reduce price by around $100 for each of the following faults:
Faulty winding mechanism
Slow speeds faulty
Self-timer faulty
Loose lens board
Loose/faulty focus
Significant dent
Bent viewfinder hood
Missing leg on base
Cracked, split, missing leatherette
Engraving

 

A
B
C
Pigeonflex
$700
$600
$500
Yashimaflex
$1500
$1300
$1200
Yashicaflex, early models
$250
$200
$150
Yashicaflex, late models
$300
$250
$200
Yashica A & C
$250
$200
$150
Yashica B. Grey version add 10%
Molforeflex
Yashica Auto
$1000
$800
$600
Yashica Rookie
$500
$400
$300
Mat, 635, D, LM, Yashicaflex S
$350
$300
$250
Mat LM, EM, 12, 24, 124
$400
$300
$200
Yashica 124G
$500
$400
$300
Yashica 44, 44A 44LM
For rose or lavender colours add 25%
$300
$250
$200
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