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Yashica ML Zoom 100-300 mm f/ 5.6 Lens

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Yashica ML Zoom 100-300 mm  f/ 5.6 lens

Yashica ML Zoom 100-300 mm  f/ 5.6 lens

Optical design

Yashica ML Zoom 100-300 mm  f/ 5.6 optical design

Format: 35mm SLR

Type: Zoom lens

Focusing: Manual Focus (MF)

Lens mounts: C/Y (contax/yashica)

First year of production: 1983

Last year of production: 1990

Optical design: 13 elements in 10 groups

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Specifications:

Focal lengthMax. apertureMin. apertureBladesMin. Focus (m.)Filter Ø (mm.)Weight (gr/oz)Length (mm/in)
100mm - 300mmf/5.6f/3281.558840/29,6192.5/7,6

Additional information:

The Yashica ML Zoom 100-300 mm f/ 5.6 is a telephoto zoom lens for SLR film cameras with the Contax/Yashika bayonet mount.


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Posted by: photocorner   Date of publication: 04.10.2011


Mechanical quality5.001
Optical quality4.001
Usability5.001
Pricing / Value4.001
Bokeh4.001
Overall lens rating
4.40

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Owner reviews: Yashica ML Zoom 100-300 mm f/ 5.6

Graham 24.06.2015 00:21:58
Period of use: 3 years

Strengths:

Build quality; no zoom creep, all metal body and mount.  Slightly lighter than the Zeiss 100-300.


Weaknesses:

F5.6 is a bit slow for 100-200 mm though it matches the ML 300 C maximum aperture.  It is quite heavy and long, though not when compared to the Zeiss 300mm f4.


Comments:

This is another of the Yashica ML gems and is almost as sharp as the Zeiss 100-300mm f4.5-5.6.  Interestingly, the Yashica has more glass (13/10 vs 12/7) but is lighter, though the Zeiss uses three ULD elements and I doubt that the Yashica has any.  Despite the extra elements, chroma issues are not a problem for the ML 100-300, even when used with modern digital cameras.  They are not very common and are definitely worth acquiring.