Contax/Yashica system

Discontinued

Created through the combination of Porsche design skills, Yashica electronics technology and Carl Zeiss precision optics, the Contax Real Time System (RTS) is the result of a rare combination of talents. Real Time photography is a concept created to meet the needs of the working professional and advanced amateur as well.

The Zeiss interchangeable lenses with Contax/Yashica mount cover the focal length range from 15 to 1000mm, all providing extra-high speed for most convenient application even in adverse light situations. All these lenses offer to the photographer the traditional Zeiss quality and performance standards. The latest developments were incorporated, including the Zeiss T* multi-layer anti-reflection coating, the use of aspherics and floating lens elements. Zeiss T* lenses are striking examples of the complete balancing of optical factors such as resolution and contrast, uniform illumination across the entire image field, high light transmission, freedom from distortion and optimum color correction. Image quality is also superb at all apertures.

Yashica lenses feature advanced design devised through application of the most up-to-date know-how in the field of optics combined with the most sophisticated computer programming. Coupled with their original superb performance, all excepting the reflex and DSB lenses feature multi-layer anti-reflection coating which eliminates harmful reflections and assures maximum light transmission.

Yashica MC is a line of lenses compatible with Yashica Multi Program series cameras. MC means "meter-coupled", and not "multi-coated". Nevertheless, these MC lenses were also multi-coated.

YUS (stands for Yashica US) is a budget line of single-coated Yashica lenses sold only in the North American market.

Camera lineup

Contax/Yashica mount lens lineup

Lenses found: 112
Fisheye lenses
Carl Zeiss C/Y F-Distagon T* 16mm F/2.8 (AE) 1975 
Yashica ML 15mm F/2.8 Fish-eye
Ultra-wide angle prime lenses
Carl Zeiss C/Y Distagon T* 15mm F/3.5 (AE)Pro 1975 
Carl Zeiss C/Y Distagon T* 18mm F/4 (AE, MM) A70Pro 1975 
Carl Zeiss C/Y Distagon T* 21mm F/2.8 (MM) E82Pro 1992 
Yashica ML 20mm F/3.3 ⌀72Pro
Yashica ML 21mm F/3.5 ⌀72Pro
Wide-angle prime lenses
Carl Zeiss C/Y Distagon T* 25mm F/2.8 (AE, MM) E55 1975 
Carl Zeiss C/Y Distagon T* 28mm F/2 (AE) E55 1975 
Carl Zeiss C/Y Distagon T* 28mm F/2.8 (AE, MM) E55 1979 
Carl Zeiss C/Y Distagon T* 35mm F/1.4 (AE, MM) E67 1975 
Carl Zeiss C/Y Distagon T* 35mm F/2.8 (AE, MM) E55 1975 
Yashica DSB 24mm F/2.8 ⌀52Rebranded lens
Yashica DSB 28mm F/2.8 ⌀52
Yashica ML 24mm F/2.8 ⌀62
Yashica ML 28mm F/2.8 (I) ⌀52 1975 
Yashica ML 28mm F/2.8 (II) ⌀52
Yashica ML 35mm F/2.8 (I) ⌀52 1975 
Yashica ML 35mm F/2.8 (II) ⌀52
YUS 28mm F/2.8 Automatic ⌀55Budget series
YUS 28mm F/2.8 Automatic ⌀58Budget series
YUS 28mm F/2.8 Automatic ⌀52Budget series
Standard prime lenses
Carl Zeiss C/Y Planar T* 50mm F/1.4 (AE, MM) E55 1975 
Carl Zeiss C/Y Planar T* 50mm F/1.4 Gold (CONTAX 50 Years) (AE) E55 1982 
Carl Zeiss C/Y Planar T* 50mm F/1.7 (AE, MM) E55 1979 
Carl Zeiss C/Y Planar T* 55mm F/1.2 (Planar 100 Jahre) (MM) E77 1997 
Carl Zeiss C/Y Tessar T* 45mm F/2.8 (AE, MM) E49Pancake lens 1982 
Carl Zeiss C/Y Tessar T* 45mm F/2.8 (Tessar 100 Jahre) (MM) E46Pancake lens 2001 
Yashica DSB 50mm F/1.9 ⌀52
Yashica DSB 55mm F/2 ⌀52
Yashica ML 50mm F/1.4 ⌀52 1975 
Yashica ML 50mm F/1.7 ⌀52 1975 
Yashica ML 50mm F/1.9 ⌀52 1985 
Yashica ML 50mm F/1.9 c ⌀49 1989 
Yashica ML 50mm F/2 ⌀52 1981 
Yashica ML 55mm F/1.2 ⌀55
Short telephoto prime lenses
Carl Zeiss C/Y Planar T* 100mm F/2 (AE, MM) E67 1980 
Carl Zeiss C/Y Planar T* 85mm F/1.2 (CONTAX 50 Years) (AE) E77 1982 
Carl Zeiss C/Y Planar T* 85mm F/1.2 (CONTAX 60 Years) (MM) E77 1992 
Carl Zeiss C/Y Planar T* 85mm F/1.4 (AE, MM) E67 1975 
Carl Zeiss C/Y Sonnar T* 100mm F/3.5 (AE, MM) E55 1982 
Carl Zeiss C/Y Sonnar T* 85mm F/2.8 (AE, MM) E55 1975 
Medium telephoto prime lenses
Carl Zeiss C/Y Aposonnar T* 200mm F/2 (MM) E111Pro 1992 
Carl Zeiss C/Y Planar T* 135mm F/2 (AE, MM) E72 1975 
Carl Zeiss C/Y Planar T* 135mm F/2 (CONTAX 60 Years) (MM) E72 1992 
Carl Zeiss C/Y Sonnar T* 135mm F/2.8 (AE, MM) E55 1975 
Carl Zeiss C/Y Sonnar T* 180mm F/2.8 (I) (AE) E72 1979 
Carl Zeiss C/Y Sonnar T* 180mm F/2.8 (II) (AE, MM) E72 1982 
Carl Zeiss C/Y Tele-Tessar T* 200mm F/3.5 (AE) E67 1975 
Carl Zeiss C/Y Tele-Tessar T* 200mm F/4 (AE, MM) E55 1982 
Yashica DSB 135mm F/2.8 ⌀55
Yashica ML 135mm F/2.8 ⌀55 1975 
Yashica ML 135mm F/2.8 C ⌀52
Yashica ML 200mm F/4 ⌀55 1975 
Yashica ML 200mm F/4 C ⌀58
YUS 135mm F/2.8 Automatic ⌀58Budget series
Super telephoto prime lenses
Carl Zeiss C/Y Mirotar T* 500mm F/8 E82 1997 
Carl Zeiss C/Y Tele-Apotessar T* 300mm F/2.8 (AE)Pro 1986 
Carl Zeiss C/Y Tele-Apotessar T* 500mm F/5.6 (AE)Pro 1984 
Carl Zeiss C/Y Tele-Apotessar T* 800mm F/8 (AE)Pro 1984 
Carl Zeiss C/Y Tele-Tessar T* 300mm F/4 (I) (AE) E82Pro 1979 
Carl Zeiss C/Y Tele-Tessar T* 300mm F/4 (II) (AE, MM) E82Pro 1982 
Yashica ML 300mm F/5.6 ⌀58Pro
Yashica ML 300mm F/5.6 C ⌀58Pro
Yashica ML Reflex 500mm F/8
Yashica Reflex 1000mm F/11 1975 
Yashica Reflex 500mm F/8 1975 
Macro lenses
Carl Zeiss C/Y (S-Planar) Makro-Planar T* 60mm F/2.8 (AE) E671:1 1975 
Carl Zeiss C/Y Makro-Planar T* 100mm F/2.8 (AE) E671:1Pro 1984 
Carl Zeiss C/Y Makro-Planar T* 60mm F/2.8 C (MM) E551:2 1993 
Carl Zeiss C/Y S-Planar T* 100mm F/4 E55For bellowsPro 1978 
Yashica ML 100mm F/3.5 Macro ⌀551:2Pro 1979 
Yashica ML 55mm F/2.8 Macro ⌀521:2 1979 
Yashica ML 55mm F/4 Macro ⌀521:2
Yashica ML Bellows 100mm F/4 ⌀52For bellowsPro
Shift lenses
Carl Zeiss C/Y PC-Distagon T* 35mm F/2.8 A70Pro 1981 
Standard zoom lenses
Carl Zeiss C/Y Vario-Sonnar T* 28-70mm F/3.5-4.5 (MM) E67 1997 
Carl Zeiss C/Y Vario-Sonnar T* 28-85mm F/3.3-4 (MM) E82 1989 
Carl Zeiss C/Y Vario-Sonnar T* 35-135mm F/3.3-4.5 (MM) E82 1992 
Carl Zeiss C/Y Vario-Sonnar T* 35-70mm F/3.4 (MM) E67 1984 
Carl Zeiss C/Y Vario-Sonnar T* 40-80mm F/3.5 (AE) E55 1975 
Yashica DSB 28-80mm F/3.8-4.8 ⌀67
Yashica DSB 35-105mm F/3.8-4.8 ⌀55
Yashica DSB 38-90mm F/3.5 ⌀67
Yashica MC 28-70mm F/3.5-4.8 ⌀52
Yashica MC 28-80mm F/3.9-4.9 ⌀58 1991 
Yashica MC 35-70mm F/3.5-4.5 ⌀52 1988 
Yashica ML 28-50mm F/3.5 ⌀72 1979 
Yashica ML 28-85mm F/3.5-4.5 ⌀67 1985 
Yashica ML 35-105mm F/3.5-4.5 ⌀55 1983 
Yashica ML 35-70mm F/3.5 ⌀62 1980 
Yashica ML 35-70mm F/3.5-4.8 ⌀52Rebranded lens
Yashica ML 35-70mm F/4 ⌀55 1983 
Yashica ML 42-75mm F/3.5-4.5 ⌀55 1980 
Telephoto zoom lenses
Carl Zeiss C/Y Vario-Sonnar T* 100-300mm F/4.5-5.6 (MM) E67
Carl Zeiss C/Y Vario-Sonnar T* 70-210mm F/3.5 (AE) E67 1980 
Carl Zeiss C/Y Vario-Sonnar T* 80-200mm F/4 (MM) E55 1984 
Yashica DSB 70-180mm F/4.5 ⌀52
Yashica DSB 70-210mm F/4 ⌀58
Yashica DSB 75-150mm F/3.9 ⌀58
Yashica DSB 75-200mm F/4.5 Macro ⌀55
Yashica MC 70-210mm F/4.5-5.6 Macro ⌀52
Yashica MC 75-200mm F/4.5 Macro ⌀55 1989 
Yashica ML 100-300mm F/5.6 ⌀58 1983 
Yashica ML 70-210mm F/4 ⌀62 1977 
Yashica ML 70-210mm F/4.5 ⌀55Rebranded lens 1985 
Yashica ML 70-210mm F/4.5-5.6 Macro ⌀52Rebranded lens
Yashica ML 75-150mm F/4 ⌀52 1983 
Yashica ML 80-200mm F/4 (I) ⌀62
Yashica ML 80-200mm F/4 (II) ⌀55Rebranded lens
YUS 75-150mm F/3.9 Automatic ⌀58Budget series
Superzoom lenses
Yashica ML 28-210mm F/3.5-5.6 Macro ⌀72Rebranded lens

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