Vast Collection Of Various Minolta Sr | Mc/Md Lenses in Excellent++ Condition Great Affordable Addition To Your Photo & Video Arsenal
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VAST COLLECTION OF VARIOUS MINOLTA SR (MC?MD) LENSES Bookmark this page. This collection is updated daily. Minolta made an extensive array of lenses for the manual focus SLR system, & thankfully, given the lens mount remained the same throughout the history of the company the lenses from any era will mount onto all manual focus bodies, with varying degrees of functionality. The lens mount, contrary to common belief, is actually called the "SR" mount, not the "MC" or "MD" mount. The terms MC & MD relate to different series of Minolta lenses, with different features. All of the lenses, however, use the same SR mount. Another term commonly seen in relation to Minolta lenses is the term "Rokkor". Rokkor was a brand name used for all Chiyoda Kōgaku Seikō & later Minolta lenses between 1940 & 1980, including a few, which were marketed & sold by other companies like Leica. The name was derived from the name of Rokkō, a 932m high mountain, which could be seen from the company's glass-making & optics factory at Mukogawa near Osaka, Japan. The company's founder Kazuo Tashima wanted the name to symbolize the high quality in optics. The brand was so well respected among photographers that some customers asked for "Rokkor cameras" & questioned the origin of the lenses when the first Minolta lenses without the Rokkor designation hit the market between 1977 & 1980. Many continued to call at least the manual-focus Minolta SR-mount lenses "Rokkors" long after the name was dropped. There are now even totally unrelated pseudo-brands named Rokunar & Rokinon (similar sounding mixups of various respected photographic brands like Rokkor, Riconar (by Ricoh), Rikenon (by Ricoh), Nikkor (by Nikon), Fujinon (by Fujifilm), etc.) trying to capitalize on the power of Minolta's brand. Until around 1975, the Rokkor (or Rokkor-x) name was followed by a two-letter combination indicating the optical formula of the lens. The first letter stood for the number of groups (T=3,[3] Q=4, P=5, H=6, S=7, O=8, N=9), while the second letter indicated the number of elements (C=3, D=4, E=5, F=6, G=7, H=8, I=9, J=10,[3] K=11, L=12), f.e. a Rokkor-QF was a six element lens with four groups. As to the MC/MD mount lenses, they can't be beat. The old Rokkors are the best by far, Minolta made some wonderfully adaptable systems & are well worth checking out. 50mm 1.7 & 1.4, (the older 1.7 50mm can focus so close, it'll seem like a macro lens!) the 50mm macro is wonderful, the 85mm 1.7 is one of the the BEST 35mm lens. Something about the bokeh on the Minoltas are just so much nicer & different. If you love to shoot with primes, or need primes for video, you can do very well (especially for the money) with MD/MC lenses. & the Minolta lenses are true bargains. Leica & Minolta were very sympatico shared a similar philosophy about image making. Minolta lenses are among the best of their type ever made by any manufacturer. Minolta’s 50mm & 135mm lenses are



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