Minolta Rokkor 85/1.7 MD

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  1. Mitica100

    Mitica100 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Someone's going to 'donate' this lens to me. I'm excited because the MD series was a small run, just before Minolta ran the 85/2 MF. The 85/1.7 MC is far more easy to find. The lens coming to me is in mint condition, hardly used.

    I might sell it... Dunno yet.
     
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    compur No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    You don't see those very often. Cool!
     
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    Yeah... The 85/1.7 MC was the first one, then the 85/1.7 MD and then the 85/2. The latest is considered to have the overall edge amongst the three but the MD is considered better than the MC version.

    Should be great for portraits, bokeh is lovely at full open up to 3.5.
     
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    Finally in my hands! A beautiful, like new MD Minolta Rokkor 85/1.7 X. This baby is quite rarer than the MC series, the run was cut short by Minolta to start the production of the well known 85/2. It's a behemoth, heavy and sitting great in my hand, smooth focusing and not one sign of being used! Here's a photo:

    Ain't she a cutie??
     

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    Josh66 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    You're not still going to sell it, are you?

    I would hang on to something like that...
     
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    A beauty -- congrats!
     
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    Mitica100 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I will hang onto it for now but if the right offer comes along... I might set some money aside for an L lens. ;)
     
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    Mitica100 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks! I can't help it but go look at it every 10 minutes or so. :lol:
     
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    icassell TPF Noob!

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    Very nice Dimitri ... there was a day I really really wanted that lens (I have an XD-11). Enjoy it.

    Ian
     
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    Mitica100 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks Ian. I've heard of conversions of this lens to fit either any EOS or any Sony digital camera. Is that true?
     
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    Hmmmm .... dunno. I'm pretty sure that the MD series will fit the Sony mount (they bought it from Minolta), but I'm not positive. As for EOS, I don't think so.

    Ian
     
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    Hey,
    sorry i know there has been some time since the last post in this thread, but i've got a question u maybe could answer.

    I also got a MD version of that lens but its called "Minolta MD Rokkor 85mm 1:1,7" the serial No. is 2203872

    Your lens is called Rokkor-X. So do u know if there is any difference?

    Thanks alot Felix
     

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