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HOME FILM CAMERAS LENSES GALLERIES EVENTS CONTACT Yashica 45-135mm 3.5 Specifications Yashica 45-135mm 3.5 Photography
Except for the front and rear caps, the Yashica Yashinon DX Auto 45-135mm 3.5 zoom lens is all metal which means it’s heavy.  It’s got an M42 mount, it’s rugged and it knows it.  I’d say it’s comparable to an APC (armored personnel carrier).  You won’t see any lens this size today with its 45-135mm zoom range.  It’s just not going to happen.  It’s got a constant maximum aperture of 3.5 which is great for a zoom of that period and it’s a two-touch type zoom lens. Even though it is heavy, that weight is a great help when trying to steady the camera from shaking because it helps to settle it down.  There are of course, some monster metal lenses out there that will just wear you out and definitely require a heavy- duty tripod.  This lens isn’t one of them. It goes from 3.5-16 and lens is really wide in the front.  An interesting thing about the lens is that there are two metal versions.  The first one made has a filter size of 77mm and the ones afterward were made slightly
smaller with a 72mm filter ring size.  It’s only a guess, but based on the serial numbers and the tendency of manufactures to slim things down for weight and costs, that’s why I stated that the 77mm came first.  If you take your time to steady this lens the results can be very rewarding.  I used the 72mm version for the photographs below.  Someday, and I don’t know when, I take it’s younger brother for a strolling shoot. I like it’s shape.  It reminds me of a spyglass aboard a galleon of the 17th century, that gradually increased in girth, as it moved towards the front—or a baseball bat, if you prefer. This lens is not easy to find; but, there’s a high  possibility that Lentar and Polaris seem to have this very lens under their own brand names. It’s got the “A” and “M” ring so you can choose between automatic and manual.  The only thing you need to find is an M42 adapter.  It varies, of course, depending on what brand of camera you
wish to mount this little shot put.  For you who have the EOS mount, it couldn’t get any easier or less expensive.  They’re easily obtainable on your  favorite online stores.  The ones without the “A & M” ring require a special type of M42 mount that have an inner flange that pushes in the pin allowing you to manually work the aperture ring; but, those are easy to get as well--can you say “Fujica?”  Below are the photographs taken using this lens and the Canon D60.   It’s a high possibility that Lentar, Porst and Soligor had the same lens under their own brand. In the photo slider above, the single lens photographs depict the Yashica 45-135mm 3.5 with the 72mm filter threads.  The photos where both versions are depicted, show the 72mm version on the left and the 77mm version on the right.  You’ll notice the differences immediately.
Yashica 45-135mm 3.5 Photography
The Yashica is on the left.  The Lentar has rubber on the metal rings. Both are the 72mm filter variety.  They're practically identical. Canon D60 and Yashica 45-135mm 3.5 Canon D60 and Yashica 45-135mm 3.5 Canon D60 and Yashica 45-135mm 3.5 Canon D60 and Yashica 45-135mm 3.5 Canon D60 and Yashica 45-135mm 3.5 Canon D60 and Yashica 45-135mm 3.5 Canon D60 and Yashica 45-135mm 3.5 Canon D60 and Yashica 45-135mm 3.5 Canon D60 and Yashica 45-135mm 3.5 Canon D60 and Yashica 45-135mm 3.5 Canon D60 and Yashica 45-135mm 3.5 Canon D60 and Yashica 45-135mm 3.5 Canon D60 and Yashica 45-135mm 3.5 Canon D60 and Yashica 45-135mm 3.5 Canon D60 and Yashica 45-135mm 3.5 Canon D60 and Yashica 45-135mm 3.5 Canon D60 and Yashica 45-135mm 3.5 Canon D60 and Yashica 45-135mm 3.5 Canon D60 and Yashica 45-135mm 3.5 Canon D60 and Yashica 45-135mm 3.5 Canon D60 and Yashica 45-135mm 3.5 Canon D60 and Yashica 45-135mm 3.5 Canon D60 and Yashica 45-135mm 3.5 Canon D60 and Yashica 45-135mm 3.5 Canon D60 and Yashica 45-135mm 3.5 Canon D60 and Yashica 45-135mm 3.5 Canon D60 and Yashica 45-135mm 3.5 Canon D60 and Yashica 45-135mm 3.5 Canon D60 and Yashica 45-135mm 3.5 Canon D60 and Yashica 45-135mm 3.5 Canon D60 and Yashica 45-135mm 3.5 Canon D60 and Yashica 45-135mm 3.5 Canon D60 and Yashica 45-135mm 3.5 Canon D60 and Yashica 45-135mm 3.5 Canon D60 and Yashica 45-135mm 3.5 Canon D60 and Yashica 45-135mm 3.5 Canon D60 and Yashica 45-135mm 3.5 Canon D60 and Yashica 45-135mm 3.5 Canon D60 and Yashica 45-135mm 3.5 Canon D60 and Yashica 45-135mm 3.5 Canon D60 and Yashica 45-135mm 3.5 Canon D60 and Yashica 45-135mm 3.5 Canon D60 and Yashica 45-135mm 3.5 Canon D60 and Yashica 45-135mm 3.5 Canon D60 and Yashica 45-135mm 3.5 Canon D60 and Yashica 45-135mm 3.5 Canon D60 and Yashica 45-135mm 3.5 Canon D60 and Yashica 45-135mm 3.5 Canon D60 and Yashica 45-135mm 3.5 Canon D60 and Yashica 45-135mm 3.5
This one is made by Bower and it's a good one; it has a tool to help unscrew it from the body This M42 Adapter is light and has that inner flange