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Old 02-18-2011   #81
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Both of these shots were taken with a Rokkor 55mm f/1.9. It was apparently the standard lens sold with the SRT-100 which was a less expensive, less featured version of the SRT 101. I paid more for shipping than I did for the lens. I find both the build and the image quality first rate.
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Old 01-03-2017   #82
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Minolta MC ROKKOR 58mm PG 1.2, F1.2 1/450 ISO 400.

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Old 01-03-2017   #83
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Rokkors do fine on Fuji XF mount with a simple adapter - no glass. Picked up a 58mm 1.2 a couple of months ago and then a 35-70 3.5. Both work fine.
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Yes they do. Easy to acquire, plentiful, quick and cheap to repair. Lots of bang for the Buck. There are Pros that use Minoltas for a reason.
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Had a Rokkor MC 1.2/58mm and a Rokkor MD 1.7/85mm in the classifieds here cheap but sold them thru eBay. Leaving Minolta, currently auctioning off my other gear thru catawiki.com.

Sure nice lenses but I had bills to pay...
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Had a Rokkor MC 1.2/58mm and a Rokkor MD 1.7/85mm in the classifieds here cheap but sold them thru eBay. Leaving Minolta, currently auctioning off my other gear thru catawiki.com.

Sure nice lenses but I had bills to pay...
Johan, what did you think of the 85mm 1.7? I hear a lot of discussion about the 58mm 1.2, but I rarely see any talk about this 85. (There was also the later 85mm 2.0 that replaced it, but the 1.7 was a robust lens made "the old way.")

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Johan, what did you think of the 85mm 1.7? I hear a lot of discussion about the 58mm 1.2, but I rarely see any talk about this 85. (There was also the later 85mm 2.0 that replaced it, but the 1.7 was a robust lens made "the old way.")

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I liked it a lot. Mine had it's aperture cleaned shortly before I sold it, most of them have an issue with oil migrating unto the blades.

Very well-built and sturdy lens.


An image with the now sold 1.2/58mm that bears a striking resemblance with Roger Lund's:

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Old 01-05-2017   #88
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Minolta 85/1.7 MD last version.
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Various Minolta MD/MC lenses on a Fuji XE1 body
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Various Minolta MD/MC lenses on a Fuji XE1 body


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The only Minolta related item I own is a C.E. Rokkor-X 50mm 2.8 enlarging lens...
So far I'm happy with the results...
Would have loved to try the Autocord TLR but the Yashicamat 124g is what I have and I love it...
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not an SLR lens, but my m-rokkor 40/2 kicks major ass. (leica design, minolta glass)
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I love the xd11, and its a sweetheart of a camera, but out of 3 I bought, only one works - I had a mint black one that was dead and unrepairable... Still sad about that...

OTOH, I'll go dig out my working xd11 and my 50 1.2 (58s sharper, less smooth, cousin) - this thread makes me want a 35 1.8 and 85 1.7 as well

I should probably get a 80-200 APO to go with my beat maxxum 7
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I would highly recommend MC Rokkor PF 1.4/58
I use it all the time on digital full frame. It gives wonderful out of focus rendering as well as sharp ENOUGH in-focus details (I am not into pixel peeping).
In general all Minolta lenses are great. Even the cheapest one. They all are relatively cheap, actually, besides few f 1.2 (which you really don't need for digital with good ISO capabilities like Sony A7 for example.
Few years ago I was trying to sell a fully working X700 and set of about 5 lenses with it for $200 here and nobody was interested.
I said “screw it” and left it alone. I am glad I did now..




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The 21mm F2.8 MC Rokkor has a floating front element and is a legendary lens.

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My 800mm Fll ED-Rokkor MD (400mm f5.6 w/ED-2X) is as good as it gets.

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The 21mm F4 QH Rokkor requires mirror lockup. It is one of the rarest MC Rokkors. It has replaced my 19mm Canon for 35mm wide shooting.
Also the 21mm F2.8 MC, which is a beast. Raid Amin has one of these too; See his excellent photos from this lens above ^^^^

This lens satisfies my Jonesing for rangefinder cameras.
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I gave my Minoltas to my brother, now I'm rebuilding my kit. Currently I have a SRT 102, MC 28 f3.5, MC X 50 f1.4, MC 58 f1.4, MC 135 f2.8 and MC 200 F 3.5?. I was also gifted a 28-85 MD 3.5-4.5 zoom lens, have an incoming black SRT 101 and my XE-7 is being overhauled by a brave camera tech.
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Sometimes I just need a few basic items. The SRT-100 was my first "good" SLR bought new; I was a budding newspaper photographer (I won a lot of Scholastic Press awards) in High School. This one is covered with Green Kangaroo skin from Cameraleather.

The SRT202 is the very last SRT, with Minolta Acute screen and it's the ultimate refinement of the SRT. Mine is covered with Griptac which has a really great feel to it, especially if my hands are wet..

TomA Softies (wonderful on the SRT), real Minolta Eyecups (light can leak into the eyepiece and throw the meter off), genuine Minolta filters and matching correct hoods, and the hairtie (my own bright idea!) complete the cameras. Got tired of out of focus pictures of the interior of my camera bags

I think that's the 58mm F1.4 MC & the 28mm F2.5 MC shown here; Both great lenses. With these two I can do quite a lot.
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Which budget 28 should I go with? 2.8 or 3.5? Or go with the 35 2.8?
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A shot with the Rokkor 50 1.7 lens on the X-700 camera.

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Which budget 28 should I go with? 2.8 or 3.5? Or go with the 35 2.8?
There's a 28/2.5, too, heavy but good
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Which budget 28 should I go with? 2.8 or 3.5? Or go with the 35 2.8?
I have all three of those MC Rokkors, they are worthy of purchase and use.
Just don't pay much and make sure you get a good one. I also have the F2.5 28mm MC and it tends to be more expensive (but not always).
For available low light I like the 35mm F1.8 MC Rokkor. These are all great lenses to shoot with and use. Minolta did not really make a bad lens that I am aware of. The 35mm F1.8 replaced the Canon 35mm F2 RF, and the 35mm F2 Leitz Summicron. The 35mm F2.8 MC replaced my Leitz Summaron. Now I don't miss them at all.

John Titterington has overhauled my MC Rokkors (average price $20-$30) and only takes a few days which is good as it gets.
The front and rear groups simply unscrew so are easy to clean if you are handy, but I won't mess with lens helicals and blades. I let John do that.
I would say whether you buy MC or MD will depend on what camera you are going to use it on, and what you can find cheaply. I have paid as little as $5 for nice Rokkors at swap meets, and for sticky lenses in camera shops. If they are sticky I send them to John. I send four or five lenses at a time to save on shipping. Imagine getting a Leica lens overhauled for $20 and getting it back to you in a few days! I got tired of spending megabucks for equipment and repairs, so I went back to Minolta which are part of my photo roots. Then I sold everything and put the money back in the bank. And now I can afford their exotic rare items as well which fuels my collector side.

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...I got tired of spending megabucks for equipment and repairs, so I went back to Minolta which are part of my photo roots. Then I sold everything and put the money back in the bank. And now I can afford their exotic rare items as well which fuels my collector side.
Interesting.

I'll have to get my 102 out of the bag and put some film through it. I haven't used it in over a year but was always very satisfied with the results when I did.

The idea of having a fire sale of all the rest of my equipment is very tempting. It would certainly save me an awful lot of money. I guess I should do a Minolta Only month or two to see if I can live without my Leica MA or my Zeiss Ikon, something I am a bit doubtful of.
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Interesting.

I'll have to get my 102 out of the bag and put some film through it. I haven't used it in over a year but was always very satisfied with the results when I did.

The idea of having a fire sale of all the rest of my equipment is very tempting. It would certainly save me an awful lot of money. I guess I should do a Minolta Only month or two to see if I can live without my Leica MA or my Zeiss Ikon, something I am a bit doubtful of.
My studio is still fully equipped. My Photographer friends say it looks more like a photo museum. I could not bear to sell my Sinar Norma system, Broncolor lighting system, or my Plaubel Makiflex system. Actually I may sell the Hasselblad system, I utilize the Makiflexes more and they are a total blast to have and use. Leica and Canon RF are history. Minolta SRT fully fits my 35mm film needs and I don't feel limited at all.
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I used to have an xd11, sadly I traded it for an Oly epic. Since then, I bought 2 at KEH and they both had electrical issues. The xd11 was one of the best cameras I have ever used. I am now on the hunt for an SRT something. I still have a lens. I love rokkor lenses
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I use the Rokkor 28/2.8 M and the Rokkor 21/4. Both lenses are excellent overall. I have ab adapter for Rokkor-LTM for the 21mm lens. It is a non-retrofocus lens.
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Ok, here we go. Bag with SRT 101 and 102 is out along with a few lenses I used to photograph softball a few years ago.

All my other cameras are put back in the drawer and the 101 has a roll of Fuji Superia for starters. There is fresh snow on the ground this morning but I am betting that I will start to see some flowers in a few days.

March is Minolta Month! (maybe I should start a thread)
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March Minolta Month. What a great idea. Keep us posted how it goes.
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March Minolta Month. What a great idea. Keep us posted how it goes.
+1 for Minolta March
Using my X- cameras (700 and 570) and two "new" lenses, a Rokkor 85/2 and 24/2.8 with my other Rokkors. Taking a refreshing break from digital.
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My younger son smiles when he sees this, too. He says there were only golf clubs in the trunk. The windows would not roll down. It was spewing oil and they barely made it to their seafood destination for dinner. He said "No doubt, concerning the car's history, there probably had been a body in there at one time or another". And then he laughed.

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