^Yeah, if you want 35mm camera don't buy a Yashica 635 that's a dumb purchase it's a first and foremost medium format camera. While w/ the adapter it works there are literally hundreds of better 35mm cameras all I've ever heard bout that adapter is bad things… It's essentially a novelty for the camera. I have no idea there are any 35mm TLR's but it wouldn't suprise me there were… And if thats what you want a 35mm TLR that's what I'd look for…
I say it's entry level medium format mostly in the cost vs. quality sense. Clearly you could get holga for prolly as cheap as $20-30 but that's #%#$%%* OD !#!* camera so really next level up for medium format is a TLR it's dated technology (I think only new ones still made are Chinese Seagulls which are the dust. Chinese cameras suck, all of em.
And maybe Rollei that are OD over priced on the "it's vintage/novetly" tip like Leica if you will just not that kinda quality.) But medium format cameras can get wildly expensive like the retail on my Hasselblad new is like $5,800. So to have medium format camera like most of the Yashica TLR's that you can find for anywhere from maybe $50 to $200ish depending on the model and condition it's a good deal to get you shooting a format that's reasonably viable in the art world and gets you beyond 35mm and can serve as stepping stone to large format or a ill medium format camera.
And about a light meter you need a light meter because Yashica 635 has no internal light meter. Price depends on how fancy you go anywhere from maybe $50 to $500. I have Minolta IV-F that was like little less than $200 but you can find one with fewer features or more out of date that will be cheaper. As far as brands the two big names in light meters are Minolta and Sekonic.
And appreciate the thanks.
But on another level I appreciate the interesting questions. I for little bit have bit been bored with this thread for the most part, I mean I really enjoy sharing my wealth of knowledge but gets old answering the same PM's or questions over and over so questions like your that sorta are somethin different spark my interest.