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    Yashinon 1:1.8 55mm in Yashica Pentamatic mount - worth to try?

    Hello,

    I recentrly got two lenses with dead Yashica Penamatic body.
    They are Yashinon 1:1.8 55mm and Spiratone F2.8 135mm.
    Those lenses suppose to be rare to find..

    So the question is does it worth to buy pentamatic body or I should just sell those lenses.
    What is interesting about Spiratone is that it has 17! aperture blades. I never ever seen anything like that.
    Is there anything special about those lenses? Maybe amazing bokeh or super sharpens etc.

    Google did not give me many answers.

    Thank You!

    Victor

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    I don't know anything about the spiratone lens. They were usually a budget item. However I have a Tair 11a (Russian) 135mm 2.8 with 20 blades in the aperature. Sharp as a tack, and great bokeh. 17 blades should be more than enough as well. I've always had good luck with Yashica's lenses.

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    A good working Pentamatic body is almost impossible to find or service. They were made for a short time before Yashica standardized on the screw-mount bodies, which later gave way to the C/Y mount, and finally, the Y-AF mount.
    The lenses you have are not bad, but nothing extraordinary.

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    You can find adapters for the Pentamatic mount to M42 and other mounts. So, why not give it a try?



 

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