View Full Version : Minolta CHIYOKO SUPER ROKKOR 5cm F2 LTM - anyone heard of it?
Happen to see a couple ones on market for sale.
Anyone has heard of it? I can't find so much info about it except a few ones like this: http://cityusam01.wordpress.com/2011/09/29/chiyoko-super-rokkor-5cm-f2/ (it was written in Chinese)
Yes, early Minolta.
I noticed a couple recently, which is somewhat irregular. Minolta did make a RF camera using the Leica LTM screw mount, this and the 45mm Super Rokker are the most commonly seen lenses. One is considered better than the other, I forget which, but that doesn't mean that both are not very good, as with most standard focal length lenses.
There is also one in the classifieds:
L David Tomei
Nice lenses. Here's one of the very first ones made by Minolta in 1948.
I have some of the minolta/chiyoko's the 45 f2.8, the 50 f2 (your asking about) and the 50 f1.8, no results on film but some on a panasonic G1 (I'll post them later). The 50 F2 came first good strong colors some say its like a summitar . The 50 f1.8 is my favourite has that something. The 45 and 50 f2.8's are heliar related designs, I'd like to see the design of the 50 f1.8 (anyone!!) If your thinking of buying they are all good at the right price.
Thanks a lot, guys. Just curious if it's copying some of Leica's formula?
I know both Canon and Nikon (and Fujinon) has done so and did owned some of them, must say the performance is really good comparing with my Leica lens. What about Minolta? I have very few knowledge to what Minolta has done especially on RF.
I have the 2nd ver.45mm. Not a bad lens at all Mine lives on my Canon III .
I had this lens before. The lens formula is some sort of double gauss type, surely no connection to Leica as you can see the Summicron formula is totally different.
Ya, anymore info on the 50mm f2 would be great!
I had a Rokkor 50mm F2.8 in LTM - a superb little lens
vBulletin® v3.6.8, Copyright ©2000-2013, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.