This is a vintage 28mm Yashica manual focus prime lens with Contax/Yashica bayonet mount.
It is specifically a Yashica ML 28mm f2.8 which is in great condition. The optics are superb with no scratches, fungus or haze, and with just the tiniest bit of dust (which does not affect photos). There is no damage on the exterior of the lens apart from a small mark on the focus ring. Generally the exterior is in good condition with signs of wear in some places, mostly on the aperture ring (see photos). The focus action is smooth and fluid. It is a lovely solid metal and glass lens weighing 235g.
It comes with a new generic front lens cap but the rear lens cap is of the era and has the characters 'CX" (for Contax) stamped on. This lens has the serial number A1265854.
I have used this lens on my Micro 4/3 camera and it is great. This is a very under-rated lens which produces wonderful photos with decent IQ and handsome bokeh. By using the correct adapters, you can use this lens on a multitude of modern cameras - often offering excellent images at the fraction of the price of many modern lenses.
This Yashica ML 28mm f2.8 lens will be sent well packed and promptly. My postage charges are very fair and I do not make money on shipping. On valuable items such as this I only offer certified/tracked (Certificado) postage to ensure that you receive the item purchased.
I am new to Etsy after having been a seller on eBay (and before that Yahoo Auctions) for many years with a 100% rating of well over 2000 sales. I specialise in cameras, camera lenses and filters and other camera gear, but I will also add other vintage items over time too. Thank you for looking :-)
NB: Item being sold DOES NOT include camera or tripod if shown in the photos.