Contax/Yashica system

Discontinued

Contax RTS

35mm MF film SLR camera

Announced:1975
Mount:Contax/Yashica
Format:36 × 24mm
Shutter type:Focal-plane
Shutter model:Electronically controlled
Speeds:4 - 1/2000 + B
Exposure metering:Through-the-lens (TTL)
Exposure modes:Aperture-priority Auto
Manual
Dimensions:142x89.5x50mm
Weight:700g

Yashica FX-1

35mm MF film SLR camera

Announced:1975
Mount:Contax/Yashica
Format:36 × 24mm
Shutter type:Focal-plane
Shutter model:Mechanical
Speeds:2 - 1/1000 + B
Exposure metering:Through-the-lens (TTL)
Exposure modes:Aperture-priority Auto
Manual
Dimensions:145x94x51mm
Weight:695g

Yashica FR

35mm MF film SLR camera

Announced:1976
Mount:Contax/Yashica
Format:36 × 24mm
Shutter type:Focal-plane
Shutter model:Electronically controlled
Speeds:1 - 1/1000 + B
Exposure metering:Through-the-lens (TTL)
Dimensions:142.5x87x50mm
Weight:650g

Yashica FX-2

35mm MF film SLR camera

Announced:1976
Mount:Contax/Yashica
Format:36 × 24mm
Shutter type:Focal-plane
Shutter model:Mechanical
Speeds:1 - 1/1000 + B
Exposure metering:Through-the-lens (TTL)
Dimensions:144.5x94x51mm
Weight:690g

Yashica FR I

35mm MF film SLR camera

Announced:1977
Mount:Contax/Yashica
Format:36 × 24mm
Shutter type:Focal-plane
Shutter model:Electronically controlled
Speeds:4 - 1/1000 + B
Exposure metering:Through-the-lens (TTL)
Exposure modes:Aperture-priority Auto
Manual
Dimensions:142.5x87x50mm
Weight:660g

Yashica FR II

35mm MF film SLR camera

Announced:1977
Mount:Contax/Yashica
Format:36 × 24mm
Shutter type:Focal-plane
Shutter model:Electronically controlled
Speeds:4 - 1/1000 + B
Exposure metering:Through-the-lens (TTL)
Exposure modes:Aperture-priority Auto
Manual
Dimensions:142.5x87x50mm
Weight:650g

Contax 139 Quartz

35mm MF film SLR camera

Announced:1979
Mount:Contax/Yashica
Format:36 × 24mm
Shutter type:Focal-plane
Shutter model:Electronically controlled
Speeds:11 - 1/1000 + B
Exposure metering:Through-the-lens (TTL)
Exposure modes:Aperture-priority Auto
Manual
Dimensions:135x85.5x50mm
Weight:500g

Yashica FX-3

35mm MF film SLR camera

Also known as:Yashica FX-7
Announced:1979
Mount:Contax/Yashica
Format:36 × 24mm
Shutter type:Focal-plane
Shutter model:Mechanical
Speeds:1 - 1/1000 + B
Exposure metering:Through-the-lens (TTL)
Dimensions:135x84.5x50mm
Weight:445g

Contax 137 MD Quartz

35mm MF film SLR camera

Announced:1980
Mount:Contax/Yashica
Format:36 × 24mm
Shutter type:Focal-plane
Shutter model:Electronically controlled
Speeds:11 - 1/1000 + B
Exposure metering:Through-the-lens (TTL)
Exposure modes:Aperture-priority Auto
Manual
Dimensions:143x92.5x51mm
Weight:665g

Yashica FX-D Quartz

35mm MF film SLR camera

Announced:1980
Mount:Contax/Yashica
Format:36 × 24mm
Shutter type:Focal-plane
Shutter model:Electronically controlled
Speeds:11 - 1/1000 + B
Exposure metering:Through-the-lens (TTL)
Exposure modes:Aperture-priority Auto
Manual
Dimensions:135x86x50mm
Weight:460g

Contax 137 MA Quartz

35mm MF film SLR camera

Announced:1982
Mount:Contax/Yashica
Format:36 × 24mm
Shutter type:Focal-plane
Shutter model:Electronically controlled
Speeds:11 - 1/1000 + B
Exposure metering:Through-the-lens (TTL)
Exposure modes:Aperture-priority Auto
Manual
Dimensions:143x92.5x51mm
Weight:665g

Contax RTS II Quartz

35mm MF film SLR camera

Announced:1982
Mount:Contax/Yashica
Format:36 × 24mm
Shutter type:Focal-plane
Shutter model:Electronically controlled
Speeds:16 - 1/2000 + B
Exposure metering:Through-the-lens (TTL)
Exposure modes:Aperture-priority Auto
Manual
Dimensions:142x89.5x50mm
Weight:735g

Yashica FX-70 Quartz

35mm MF film SLR camera

Announced:1982
Mount:Contax/Yashica
Format:36 × 24mm
Shutter type:Focal-plane
Shutter model:Electronically controlled
Speeds:11 - 1/1000 + B
Exposure metering:Through-the-lens (TTL)
Exposure modes:Aperture-priority Auto
Manual
Dimensions:135x88.5x50mm
Weight:435g

Yashica FX-A Quartz

35mm MF film SLR camera

Announced:1982
Mount:Contax/Yashica
Format:36 × 24mm
Shutter type:Focal-plane
Shutter model:Electronically controlled
Speeds:11 - 1/1000 + B
Exposure metering:Through-the-lens (TTL)
Exposure modes:Aperture-priority Auto
Manual

Yashica FX-103 Program

35mm MF film SLR camera

Announced:1984
Mount:Contax/Yashica
Format:36 × 24mm
Shutter type:Focal-plane
Shutter model:Electronically controlled
Speeds:16 - 1/1000 + B
Exposure metering:Through-the-lens (TTL)
Exposure modes:Programmed Auto
Aperture-priority Auto
Manual
Dimensions:138x90x54mm
Weight:460g

Yashica FX-3 Super

35mm MF film SLR camera

Also known as:Yashica FX-7 Super
Announced:1984
Mount:Contax/Yashica
Format:36 × 24mm
Shutter type:Focal-plane
Shutter model:Mechanical
Speeds:1 - 1/1000 + B
Exposure metering:Through-the-lens (TTL)

Contax 159 MM

35mm MF film SLR camera

Announced:1985
Mount:Contax/Yashica
Format:36 × 24mm
Shutter type:Focal-plane
Shutter model:Electronically controlled
Speeds:60 - 1/4000 + B
Exposure metering:Through-the-lens (TTL)
Exposure modes:Programmed Auto
Aperture-priority Auto
Manual
Dimensions:138x89x55mm
Weight:520g

Yashica FX-3 Super 2000

35mm MF film SLR camera

Announced:1986
Mount:Contax/Yashica
Format:36 × 24mm
Shutter type:Focal-plane
Shutter model:Mechanical
Speeds:1 - 1/2000 + B
Exposure metering:Through-the-lens (TTL)
Dimensions:135x84.5x50mm
Weight:445g

Contax 167 MT

35mm MF film SLR camera

Announced:1987
Mount:Contax/Yashica
Format:36 × 24mm
Shutter type:Focal-plane
Shutter model:Electronically controlled
Speeds:16 - 1/4000 + B
Exposure metering:Through-the-lens (TTL)
Exposure modes:Programmed Auto
Aperture-priority Auto
Shutter-priority Auto
Manual
Dimensions:149x91.5x51.5mm
Weight:620g

Yashica 107 Multi Program

35mm MF film SLR camera

Announced:1988
Mount:Contax/Yashica
Format:36 × 24mm
Shutter type:Focal-plane
Shutter model:Electronically controlled
Speeds:16 - 1/2000 + B
Exposure metering:Through-the-lens (TTL)
Exposure modes:Programmed Auto
Manual
Dimensions:149x93x52mm
Weight:500g

Yashica 108 Multi Program

35mm MF film SLR camera

Announced:1989
Mount:Contax/Yashica
Format:36 × 24mm
Shutter type:Focal-plane
Shutter model:Electronically controlled
Speeds:16 - 1/2000 + B
Exposure metering:Through-the-lens (TTL)
Exposure modes:Programmed Auto
Aperture-priority Auto
Manual
Dimensions:149x93x52mm
Weight:500g

Yashica 109 Multi Program

35mm MF film SLR camera

Announced:1989
Mount:Contax/Yashica
Format:36 × 24mm
Shutter type:Focal-plane
Shutter model:Electronically controlled
Speeds:16 - 1/2000 + B
Exposure metering:Through-the-lens (TTL)
Exposure modes:Programmed Auto
Aperture-priority Auto
Manual
Dimensions:150.5x95.5x62mm
Weight:510g

Contax RTS III

35mm MF film SLR camera

Announced:1990
Mount:Contax/Yashica
Format:36 × 24mm
Shutter type:Focal-plane
Shutter model:Electronically controlled
Speeds:32 - 1/8000 + B
Exposure metering:Through-the-lens (TTL)
Exposure modes:Aperture-priority Auto
Shutter-priority Auto
Manual
Dimensions:156x121x66mm
Weight:1150g

Contax S2

35mm MF film SLR camera

Announced:1992
Mount:Contax/Yashica
Format:36 × 24mm
Shutter type:Focal-plane
Shutter model:Mechanical
Speeds:1 - 1/4000 + B
Exposure metering:Through-the-lens (TTL)
Dimensions:134.5x89x51mm
Weight:565g

Contax ST

35mm MF film SLR camera

Announced:1992
Mount:Contax/Yashica
Format:36 × 24mm
Shutter type:Focal-plane
Shutter model:Electronically controlled
Speeds:16 - 1/6000 + B
Exposure metering:Through-the-lens (TTL)
Exposure modes:Programmed Auto
Aperture-priority Auto
Shutter-priority Auto
Manual
Dimensions:151.5x97.5x55mm
Weight:800g

Contax RX

35mm MF film SLR camera

Announced:1994
Mount:Contax/Yashica
Format:36 × 24mm
Shutter type:Focal-plane
Shutter model:Electronically controlled
Speeds:16 - 1/4000 + B
Exposure metering:Through-the-lens (TTL)
Exposure modes:Programmed Auto
Aperture-priority Auto
Shutter-priority Auto
Manual
Dimensions:151x104.5x59mm
Weight:810g

Contax S2b

35mm MF film SLR camera

Announced:1994
Mount:Contax/Yashica
Format:36 × 24mm
Shutter type:Focal-plane
Shutter model:Mechanical
Speeds:1 - 1/4000 + B
Exposure metering:Through-the-lens (TTL)

Contax AX

35mm MF film SLR camera

Announced:1996
Mount:Contax/Yashica
Format:36 × 24mm
Shutter type:Focal-plane
Shutter model:Electronically controlled
Speeds:32 - 1/6000 + B
Exposure metering:Through-the-lens (TTL)
Exposure modes:Programmed Auto
Aperture-priority Auto
Shutter-priority Auto
Manual
Dimensions:162x123.5x72mm
Weight:1080g

Contax Aria

35mm MF film SLR camera

Announced:1998
Mount:Contax/Yashica
Format:36 × 24mm
Shutter type:Focal-plane
Shutter model:Electronically controlled
Speeds:16 - 1/4000 + B
Exposure metering:Through-the-lens (TTL)
Exposure modes:Programmed Auto
Aperture-priority Auto
Shutter-priority Auto
Manual
Dimensions:137x92.5x53.5mm
Weight:460g

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 1975 
Yashica ML 15mm F/2.8 Fish-eye 1976 
Ultra-wide angle prime lenses
Carl Zeiss C/Y Distagon T* 15mm F/3.5Pro 1975 
Carl Zeiss C/Y Distagon T* 18mm F/4 A70Pro 1975 
Carl Zeiss C/Y Distagon T* 21mm F/2.8 E82Pro 1994 
Yashica ML 20mm F/3.3 ⌀72Pro
Yashica ML 21mm F/3.5 ⌀72Pro 1976 
Wide-angle prime lenses
Carl Zeiss C/Y Distagon T* 25mm F/2.8 E55 1975 
Carl Zeiss C/Y Distagon T* 28mm F/2 E55 1975 
Carl Zeiss C/Y Distagon T* 28mm F/2.8 E55 1982 
Carl Zeiss C/Y Distagon T* 35mm F/1.4 E67 1975 
Carl Zeiss C/Y Distagon T* 35mm F/2.8 E55 1975 
Yashica DSB 24mm F/2.8 ⌀52Rebranded lens
Yashica DSB 28mm F/2.8 ⌀52
Yashica ML 24mm F/2.8 ⌀62 1976 
Yashica ML 28mm F/2.8 ⌀52 1975 
Yashica ML 28mm F/2.8 (II) ⌀52
Yashica ML 35mm F/2.8 ⌀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 E55 1975 
Carl Zeiss C/Y Planar T* 50mm F/1.4 Gold E55 1982 
Carl Zeiss C/Y Planar T* 50mm F/1.7 E55 1979 
Carl Zeiss C/Y Planar T* 55mm F/1.2 (Planar 100 Jahre) E77 1997 
Carl Zeiss C/Y Tessar T* 45mm F/2.8 E49Pancake lens 1982 
Carl Zeiss C/Y Tessar T* 45mm F/2.8 (Tessar 100 Jahre) 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 1976 
Short telephoto prime lenses
Carl Zeiss C/Y Planar T* 100mm F/2 E67 1980 
Carl Zeiss C/Y Planar T* 85mm F/1.2 (CONTAX 50 Years) E77 1982 
Carl Zeiss C/Y Planar T* 85mm F/1.2 (CONTAX 60 Years) E77 1992 
Carl Zeiss C/Y Planar T* 85mm F/1.4 E67 1975 
Carl Zeiss C/Y Sonnar T* 100mm F/3.5 E55 1982 
Carl Zeiss C/Y Sonnar T* 85mm F/2.8 E55 1975 
Medium telephoto prime lenses
Carl Zeiss C/Y Aposonnar T* 200mm F/2 E111Pro 1994 
Carl Zeiss C/Y Planar T* 135mm F/2 E72 1975 
Carl Zeiss C/Y Planar T* 135mm F/2 (CONTAX 60 Years) E72 1992 
Carl Zeiss C/Y Sonnar T* 135mm F/2.8 E55 1975 
Carl Zeiss C/Y Sonnar T* 180mm F/2.8 E72 1979 
Carl Zeiss C/Y Sonnar T* 180mm F/2.8 E72 1982 
Carl Zeiss C/Y Tele-Tessar T* 200mm F/3.5 E67 1975 
Carl Zeiss C/Y Tele-Tessar T* 200mm F/4 E55 1985 
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/2.8Pro 1986 
Carl Zeiss C/Y Tele-Apotessar T* 500mm F/5.6Pro
Carl Zeiss C/Y Tele-Apotessar T* 800mm F/8Pro
Carl Zeiss C/Y Tele-Tessar T* 300mm F/4 E82Pro 1982 
Carl Zeiss C/Y Tele-Tessar T* 300mm F/4 E82Pro 1979 
Yashica ML 300mm F/5.6 ⌀58Pro 1976 
Yashica ML 300mm F/5.6 C ⌀58Pro
Yashica ML Reflex 500mm F/8
Yashica Reflex 1000mm F/11
Yashica Reflex 500mm F/8
Macro lenses
Carl Zeiss C/Y (S-Planar) Makro-Planar T* 60mm F/2.8 E671:1 1975 
Carl Zeiss C/Y Makro-Planar T* 100mm F/2.8 E671:1Pro 1986 
Carl Zeiss C/Y Makro-Planar T* 60mm F/2.8 C 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 1976 
Yashica ML Bellows 100mm F/4 ⌀52For bellowsPro 1976 
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 E67 1997 
Carl Zeiss C/Y Vario-Sonnar T* 28-85mm F/3.3-4 E82 1989 
Carl Zeiss C/Y Vario-Sonnar T* 35-135mm F/3.3-4.5 E82 1993 
Carl Zeiss C/Y Vario-Sonnar T* 35-70mm F/3.4 E67 1986 
Carl Zeiss C/Y Vario-Sonnar T* 40-80mm F/3.5 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 E67 1996 
Carl Zeiss C/Y Vario-Sonnar T* 70-210mm F/3.5 E67 1980 
Carl Zeiss C/Y Vario-Sonnar T* 80-200mm F/4 E55 1986 
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 ⌀55 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 ⌀62 1979 
Yashica ML 80-200mm F/4 (II) ⌀55
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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