Mark Hama Ltd., who has been privately owned and operated by Mark Hama since September of 1990 considers Yashica 44 and Yashica 12 to be some of the best cameras manufactured by Yashica, & he considers them to be even better than Yashica 124 and Yashica 124 G models, from what he told me from his office in Georgia when I spoke to him. Mark's 40 years of experience in cameras began in a Yashica factory in Nagano,
Japan when he started building Yashica cameras. Since then, he's been Yashica's service manager in the United States. This is the man who repairs all brands of cameras and has a huge inventory of parts for many different cameras, including the Leica SM and M series as well as the old Yashica models. Yashica, Japan's sent him all the parts for Yashica, & therefore this man's opinion counts. If you want specifications for Yashica 44, you can find them online.
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