This Old Lens: Yashica 135mm f/2.8

I love a good deal.

2 of 3 C/Y mount posts.

Recently picked up one heck of a deal in a camera. Seems appropriate to find deals when it comes to lenses for it. I typically get three primes when I purchase a film system. A normal. A portrait. A wide. This is the portrait. The Yashica 135mm f/2.8.

Why did I buy it?

  • $72
  • Has a built-in hood.
  • Looked nice enough in the KEH listing.
  • Having a Contax Zeiss C/Y mount variant I was looking forward to seeing what Yashica could do.

Then I received it. Nice. Better built than Takumar 135mm lenses I have owned and on par with the nicer of my other film portrait lenses regardless of price.

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Great feel in hand and on the focus and aperture rings.

Again another winner photo wise also. gin hit the big three:

  • Great color.
  • Sharp wide open.
  • Pleasing out of focus areas.

I’ll keep it short. That is it. That is just about all I need.

Below are sample images and here is a link to an ongoing gallery.

Happy shooting.

-ELW