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Old March 17th, 2008, 05:10 AM   #1
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Yashica 108

Hi to all. My father brought me a small Lumix this christmas. However he own an analog Yashica 108 that both of us sometimes still use. I was looking if i can find a digital body where i can use the Yashica lenses. I'm searching for something even from a few years ago. Any suggestion? Here are picture of the body and the lenses.
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Old July 8th, 2008, 03:05 PM   #2
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Yashica never entered the D-SLR market, you can only use Yashica lenses on their film bodies. No other camera manufacturer uses the Yashica mount for digital.
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Old July 8th, 2008, 04:59 PM   #3
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Don't those old Yashica made Zeiss lenses fit it?
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Old August 3rd, 2008, 07:57 AM   #4
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yashica actually made contax 35mm slr and p&s's for contax.... the manual focus len's for the contax and yashica have the same mount. I believe the parent company is kyocera.

the contax 50mm f1.4 and 85mm f1.4 are fantastic lens's!

I used to have a RTS back in the 80's..... lovely camera system!
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Old August 3rd, 2008, 09:10 AM   #5
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They will mount to a Canon EOS DSLR, by using a C/Y to EOS lens mount adapter.
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Old August 3rd, 2008, 09:39 AM   #6
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yes they will! and anyone with an addiction to sharp edge to edge images on a 1ds3 will brag about the combo.

Canon is a bit week regarding wide lens'.... so those landscapers out there go for the 21mm zeiss.

I use a contax 50mm f1.7 ( cheap and sharper than heck ) on my 1ds3 and on my ex1/letus extreme. the 1.7 is actually quite bright, more like a 1.4

rumor has it that zeiss let their glass cool down slowly over a longer period of time then other glass makers..... another great rumor was that if you bought a certain high dollar lens they gave you a free car.

Contax did enter the digital slr market with a great camera, but at 6mp, high price, and poor US marketing.... it never made enough impact to keep them in the game.
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