Allows macro from a distance so good for natural history
Requires 2 Extension Tubes (20mm+27mm) for 1:1 unlike the ML 55 2.8 which only needs the 27mm
A superb lens and one of the gems in the Yashica ML range. Blisteringly sharp with very even illumination, it is very smooth in operation and the all-metal body and mount inspire confidence. It also functions as a very fine portrait lens too. It is a little cumbersome when you add the #2 & #3 Contax or Yashica Extension Tubes for 1:1 but is still lighter than the Zeiss 60 2.8 S-Planar or Zeiss 100 f2.8 Makro Planar.