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Yashica ML 50 mm f/ 2 Lens

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Yashica ML 50 mm f/ 2 lens

Yashica ML 50 mm f/ 2 lens

Yashica ML 50 mm f/ 2 lens

Yashica ML 50 mm f/ 2 lens

Yashica ML 50 mm f/ 2 lens

Format: 35mm SLR

Type: Prime lens

Focusing: Manual Focus (MF)

Lens mounts: C/Y (contax/yashica)

Optical design: 6 elements in 4 groups

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Average price: $63


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Additional information:

The Yashica ML 50 mm f/ 2-  is a very compact standard prime lens for film cameras with the Contax/Yashica bayonet mount.

By means of adapters it can be easily used on modern SLR and mirroles cameras.

The lens is remarkable for its compact size and reliable mechanical build (metal and glass only). Besides, as is the case with the lenses of the Contax and Carl Zeiss systems, the lens is equipped with very convenient focusing and aperture rings. Focusing process is very easy indeed.

The Yashica ML 50mm f/2 forms sharp image, especially at the center, with good contrast and beautiful color rendering.

The pictures taken wide open have a rather nice "twisted" bokeh resembling homemade Gelios lenses (see the web link for photos examples below).

The Yashica ML 50mm  f/2  is a good choice as a kit non-auto focus lens for modern SLR or mirrorless cameras, or  for Yashica /Contax film cameras.

For reference:

Both the company and the trademark Yashica   began in 1949. Now Yashica is a part of Kyocera.

The company long manufactured  lenses for the Contax SLR system. Moreover, most lenses for Contax, branded Carl Zeiss, were also assembled  at the factories of this company, and only a minor share of them, in Germany.

As for its optical characteristics Yashica lenses are just a bit worse than those of Carl Zeiss.

Nowadays Yashica does not manufacture lenses.

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Posted by: Sergei Borodin   Date of publication: 15.12.2010

Photos taken with this lens Yashica ML 50 mm f/ 2:

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Mechanical quality4.388
Optical quality4.638
Pricing / Value4.508
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