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Lens Yashica 500 mm f/ 8.0

peterb :: 11.02.2013 18:08:46

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Lens Yashica 500 mm f/ 8.0
Format: 35mm SLR

Type: Prime lens

Focusing: Manual Focus (MF)

Lens mounts: C/Y (contax/yashica)

Optical scheme: 6 elements in 5 groups

Features: Mirror lens


Focal lengthMax. apertureMin. apertureBladesMin. Focus (m.)Filter Ø (mm.)Weight (gr.)Height (mm.)


peterb :: 11.02.2013 18:12:32

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Used this many years ago when I borrowed lenses from Yashica (was selling cameras) and was impressed. The slip in filters were convenient and saved lots compared to full size filters.

Resolution was very good for a mirror lens with sharpness across the field. contrast good. Build was very solid (metal).

I Would like to find another sample but costs have gone unrealistically high.


I have also used a russian 500mm mac and a korean (I think) 500mm mirror. The mac was good but not as contrasty as teh Yashica (as the mac was not front coated) and the korean sample was useless. I just couldnt get a sharp image even at 1000 shutter speed.

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