|T*||The multi-layer coating is applied to the surface of lens elements. It boosts light transmission, ensures sharp and high contrast images, minimizes ghosting and flares.|
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|Maximum format:||35mm full frame|
|Diagonal angle of view:||8.2° (35mm full frame)|
|Lens construction:||5 elements in 5 groups|
|Number of blades:||8|
|Closest focusing distance:||350 cm|
|Weight:||1720 (1170) g|
|Maximum diameter x Length:||Ø94 x 204 mm|
|Filter size:||82 mm|
Design and Features
The 300 mm Tele-Tessar® T* f/4 lens offers a long focal length, remarkably high speed, compact design and easy operation at one and the same time. It is a telephoto design where the distance between the front lens vertex and the rear focus is only about 80% of the focal length. It offers virtually perfect monochromatic correction and excellent image quality even at full aperture - a decisive improvement over earlier telephoto designs.
It is, however, the mechanical construction of the lens that allows full utilization of its superb optical performance. The lens is easy to handle despite its long focal length, and the favourable opto-mechanical transmission ratio of the focusing helicoid offers the photographer more flexibility. The lens hood which is connected with the outer barrel can be pushed back for transport. For shooting from a tripod, the lens has a tripod socket positioned approximately at the centre of gravity of the lens-camera combination. The camera can be swung through 90% for the transition from horizontal to vertical shots.
This Tele-Tessar® lens is ideal for large-size pictures of distant subjects and for photographing at long distances without being observed. The relatively long focal length makes the main subject stand out distinctly against the background, an effect often required by photographers.
2) On a tripod
|User Manual. English, Adobe PDF, 82 KB|
Alternatives (MF, 264..336 mm)
|Yashica ML 300mm F/5.6||⊗|
|Yashica ML 300mm F/5.6 C||⊗|