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Yashica ML 100 mm f/ 3.5 Lens

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Yashica ML 100 mm f/ 3.5 lens

Yashica ML 100 mm f/ 3.5 lens

Format: 35mm SLR

Type: Prime lens

Focusing: Manual Focus (MF)

Lens mounts: C/Y (contax/yashica)

Optical design: 6 elements in 4 groups

Features: Macro lens
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Average price: $200


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Yashica ML 100 mm f/ 3.5 - telephoto lens for a 35mm SLR with a Contax / Yashica mount.

Macro scale: 1:2.

Rather rare and expensive lens.

Posted by: mysterion   Date of publication: 20.07.2012

Mechanical quality4.502
Optical quality5.002
Pricing / Value3.502
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Owner reviews: Yashica ML 100 mm f/ 3.5

Graham 25.03.2015 08:03:49
Period of use: 3 years

  • Exceptional sharpness
  • Build quality
  • Matches Zeiss 100mm Macro for quality of images
  • Allows macro from a distance so good for natural history


  • 1:2 Macro
  • 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.