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Yashica ML Macro 55mm. f2.8
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 2:23 pm    Post subject: Yashica ML Macro 55mm. f2.8 Reply with quote

Love this lens! I found it in a pawn shop for $10, ordered a Fotga CY-NEX adapter, and have been greatly impressed with it ever since.



PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Photos taken with the Yashica ML Macro 55mm, f2.8:



PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And my favorite:



PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have one as well, it is a great lens. Good photos!


PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Me Toooo,one of many Macro lenses i have but a very nice lens,focal length a bit short for me I prefer 90mm- 180mm(Tamrons)


PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have one too, but it's soft at longer distances... >12m(39') which makes it useless for meas I'd want to use it for anything I come across, basically anything from macro to landscapes.
Currently my Leica R 60 fits that bill perfectly.


PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a steal! thanks for sharing.

PS. love to see more.


Roger


PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

vroger wrote:
What a steal! thanks for sharing.

PS. love to see more. Roger


Thanks. I was honestly surprised to see it in a pawn shop for that price. The pawn shops around here usually sell low quality zooms for way too much while good quality lenses are reserved for eBay.

I was fairly busy this weekend but did take this photo yesterday of a cottony plant with the same camera and lens.




PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm very impressed with the three ML lenses I've got, and if I see a Macro 55 I will certainly buy it. Very nice pictures. Cool


PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 11:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have it too. Good lens.
I also have its slower brother Yashica ML 55/4.


PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 12:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK, one more. I just shot this a few minutes ago. My Konica AutoReflex TC with Hexanon 40mm, f1.8. I actually found it was cheaper to by this camera with the lens than just the lens. Go figure.

Anyhow, shot with my Sony NEX-5N and Yashica ML Macro 55mm, f2.8. Room light and long exposure. I had the NEX on another book and activated the shutter by remote.



PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 12:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Himself wrote:
Have it too. Good lens.
I also have its slower brother Yashica ML 55/4.


How's the f4.0?


PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 5:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

AstroZon wrote:
Himself wrote:
Have it too. Good lens.
I also have its slower brother Yashica ML 55/4.


How's the f4.0?


I have the F4 too, it's a very nice lens, Tessar design.


PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice shots. That's a damn good price too!!


PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On Ebay....$80-$120.


PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote









I really like this 55mm Yashica lens. Not too heavy to carry around, very good sharpness, excellent colors and it's a genuine macro. Downside is the f/2.8 max aperture.
I paid around $90 for mine and have no regrets.

No pp in any of the photos, btw.

Camera was a Canon EOS-M3.


PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A beautiful result and you should be pleased with it.
F2.8 is quite fast for a macro lens and I doubt that there are too many that might be faster than that.
Many of the great macro/micro lenses are f3.5 and these lenses are considered to be excellent performers.
Thanks for posting these images
Tom


PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oldhand wrote:
A beautiful result and you should be pleased with it.
F2.8 is quite fast for a macro lens and I doubt that there are too many that might be faster than that.
Many of the great macro/micro lenses are f3.5 and these lenses are considered to be excellent performers.
Thanks for posting these images
Tom

Nikkor 55/2.8, Leica R 60/2.8, OM 50/2, Zeiss 50/2 MP are all that come to mind ATM.


PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lightshow wrote:
Oldhand wrote:
A beautiful result and you should be pleased with it.
F2.8 is quite fast for a macro lens and I doubt that there are too many that might be faster than that.
Many of the great macro/micro lenses are f3.5 and these lenses are considered to be excellent performers.
Thanks for posting these images
Tom

Nikkor 55/2.8, Leica R 60/2.8, OM 50/2, Zeiss 50/2 MP are all that come to mind ATM.


Well yes - Mamiya Sekor 60mm f2.8 as well.
But macro lenses faster than f2.8 ........ not so many
Smile
T


PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't forget the Vivitar Komine 55/2.8 which goes 1:1.


PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 2:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here are a couple of more from the last couple of days with the Yashica 55mm ML Macro f/2.8. I really never know which lens to carry; this Yashica, or my 50 mm f/1.4 Zeiss Contax Planar. No pp on either photo. They were shot as jpgs.





PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 4:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Like Dog


PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Today I walked around the neighborhood with a 55mm Yashica f/2.8 Macro lens attached to a Canon M6. Sometimes I wonder why I take any other lens along. It's not particularly expensive or (I think) popular, but it seems that whenever I use it I am real pleased with the results. If anyone is looking for a good, decently priced macro lens this might be one to consider.

Images were shot as straight jpgs with no pp. The camera is set to neutral colors, so its really up to the lens to show its stuff.

















Merry Springtime to all.


PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2018 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Splendid results Peter!


PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2018 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Like 1 small Like 1 small Like 1 small superb Peter!