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SUPER YASHINON – DX 1:2.8 f=135MM YASHICA JAPAN.

SUPER YASHINON - DX 1:2.8 f=135MM YASHICA JAPAN

This is a very rear lens.

A collectible lens as its fairly uncommon.

Made by Tomioka Optical Co. Ltd. from 1968 – 1974 for Yashica.

SUPER YASHINON - DX 1:2.8 f=135MM YASHICA JAPAN

(Wikipedia info) Yashima Seiki Company was founded in 1949, with Its eight employees originally manufactured components for electric clocks. Later, they began making camera components, and by June 1953 had introduced their first complete camera, the Yashimaflex, a twin-lens reflex (TLR) medium-format camera designed for 6×6 cm medium format film. While the Yashimaflex used lenses labeled Tri-Lausar, successive models used Yashikor and Yashinon lenses. All of these lenses were manufactured for Yashica by Tomioka Optical Works, beginning a relationship that would last for many years.

M42 Mount

Yashica found it difficult to gain market acceptance with its proprietary SLR lens mount and redesigned its SLR camera line in 1962 to accept the Contax/Praktica M42 lens mount.

August 1968, Yashica acquired its lens manufacturer, the Tomioka Optical and Machine Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (later renamed the Tomioka Optical Co. Ltd. By this time, Tomioka was one of the largest and most reputable lens manufacturers in Japan.

(From this era is where my lens is from) In 1968, Yashica introduced the TL Electro-X 35mm single-lens reflex (SLR) camera and produced it until 1974. It had a screw thread lens mount, the M42 lens mount, for its interchangeable lenses. (Wikipedia info ends).

SUPER YASHINON - DX 1:2.8 f=135MM YASHICA JAPAN

There are many AUTO YASHINON – DX 1:2.8 f=135MM lenses out there but not SUPER YASHINON – DX 1:2.8 f=135MM I have only found one other.

This lens was probably mass-produced between 1968 and 1973 but still, is nowhere to be found nowadays.

SUPER YASHINON - DX 1:2.8 f=135MM YASHICA JAPAN

I bought a Zenit-E old Soviet film camera that was made from 1965 – 1968 on a fleamarket here in Danmark where I live, in the same box was Helios 44-2 58mm lens and this SUPER YASHINON – DX 1:2.8 f=135MM who has the same M42 lens mount as the helios and the same preset aperture ring system.

I have owned this lens for three years and ones in a while I Google this lens to see if anyone has made a blog post or try to sell on eBay, I’m hoping that I can find some info about this lens but so far I have only found one blog post from Japan 2017 and in that post hee is also talking abought how rare this lens is and no information fount online, not even a picture of this lens.

SUPER YASHINON - DX 1:2.8 f=135MM YASHICA JAPAN

Specifications.

Made by Tomioka Optical Co. Ltd. from 1968 – 1974 for Yashica.

Minimum Focus – 1,5m (5′)

Filter Size 55mm screw-in.

8 straight Aperture blades.

Preset aperture ring system.

M42 mount.

M42 Screw mount lens to Nikon camera F mount And Z mount.

Fotodiox Pro Lens Mount Adapter Compatible with M42 Type 2 and Select Type 1 Lenses to Nikon F-Mount Cameras

Fotasy Adjustable M42 Lens to Nikon Z Adapter, Adapter for Nikon Z6 Z7 & M42 Screw Mount Lens, Compatible with Nikon Z6 Z7 Full Frame Mirrorless Camera, Copper

About this lens, picture quality.

it’s amazing how an old lens like this can have such a good sharpness when used at f-5.6 and f-8 and with good practice manual focusing on this lens I could get a very sharp picture wide open at f-2.8

 SUPER YASHINON - DX 1:2.8 f=135MM YASHICA  Nikon D200 f/2.8
SUPER YASHINON – DX 1:2.8 f=135MM YASHICA Nikon D200 f/2.8
  SUPER YASHINON - DX 1:2.8 f=135MM YASHICA  Nikon D810 f/2.8 wide open.
SUPER YASHINON – DX 1:2.8 f=135MM YASHICA Nikon D810 f/2.8 wide open.
SUPER YASHINON - DX 1:2.8 f=135MM YASHICA  Nikon D810 f/8.
SUPER YASHINON – DX 1:2.8 f=135MM YASHICA Nikon D810 f/8.

Using macro extension tubes with this lens.

If you want to move in closer than you can use macro extension tubes.

  SUPER YASHINON - DX 1:2.8 f=135MM YASHICA  Nikon D810 f/8
SUPER YASHINON – DX 1:2.8 f=135MM YASHICA Nikon D810 f/8


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