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MC Tele Rokkor-PF 135mm F2.8
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 27, 2008 3:55 am    Post subject: MC Tele Rokkor-PF 135mm F2.8 Reply with quote

There is a second hand lens/camera shop in Tokyo, that I frequent. They have hundreds of lenses and cameras there (film & digital), and the latest I've picked up is a Minolta MC Tele Rokkor-PF 135mm F2.8, which I'd heard was nice.

I had to clean up some small areas of fungus, but it wasn't bad and has come up fine. It's a heavy, solid, very smooth focusing lens.

It seems very sharp.
Does anyone else have this lens??

Oh, it cost me 1500 yen, which is around $16-$17 US.


PostPosted: Sat Dec 27, 2008 6:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice catch!

what body do you use with this lens?


PostPosted: Sat Dec 27, 2008 6:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have an Minolta SRT-101, but I will be using it with my Olympus E-510.


PostPosted: Sat Dec 27, 2008 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dnas wrote:
I have an Minolta SRT-101, but I will be using it with my Olympus E-510.


So in fact it will become a TELE lens!
Please post pics!


PostPosted: Sat Dec 27, 2008 1:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have Minolta PF 100mm f2 which is a superb lens! I think you Pf lens also a superb one! Congrats!!


PostPosted: Sat Dec 27, 2008 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have the exact same lens, haven't use it for a long time (=10 years). Very Happy


PostPosted: Sat Dec 27, 2008 3:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Take out same times pure guy and get some usage for him.


PostPosted: Sat Dec 27, 2008 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Minolta SR mount lenses are hard to use with dSLRs (me has no Konica/Minolta dSLRs)
and LONG lenses are not loving me neither. Rolling Eyes

The weather has been very foul and nasty so far, and got a cold too. Mad

Excuse, excuse, .... Sad


PostPosted: Sat Dec 27, 2008 3:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ooh, I wish you getting better!


PostPosted: Sun Dec 28, 2008 12:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

koji wrote:
Minolta SR mount lenses are hard to use with dSLRs (me has no Konica/Minolta dSLRs)


The old manual focus Minolta lenses don't fit a Konica/Minolta DSLR, so there is no need to have one of those. They fit easily on 4/3 mount DSLRs though, so they are EASY to use with Olympus DSLRs.


PostPosted: Sun Dec 28, 2008 1:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dnas wrote:
koji wrote:
Minolta SR mount lenses are hard to use with dSLRs (me has no Konica/Minolta dSLRs)


The old manual focus Minolta lenses don't fit a Konica/Minolta DSLR, so there is no need to have one of those. They fit easily on 4/3 mount DSLRs though, so they are EASY to use with Olympus DSLRs.


You are using an Oly DSLR?
BTW ... can you post some pics of the lens itself, and the rear of the lens?
I want to see if there is enough room to convert this lens to EOS Wink


PostPosted: Sun Dec 28, 2008 3:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hk300 wrote:
dnas wrote:
koji wrote:
Minolta SR mount lenses are hard to use with dSLRs (me has no Konica/Minolta dSLRs)


The old manual focus Minolta lenses don't fit a Konica/Minolta DSLR, so there is no need to have one of those. They fit easily on 4/3 mount DSLRs though, so they are EASY to use with Olympus DSLRs.


You are using an Oly DSLR?
BTW ... can you post some pics of the lens itself, and the rear of the lens?
I want to see if there is enough room to convert this lens to EOS Wink


Old manual focus Minolta lenses will ONLY mount on a 4/3 mount camera via an adapter. The flange distance on those lenses is LESS than EOS.

e.g.
Minolta MC/MD 43.5mm
Canon EF (EOS) 44mm
4/3 (Olympus) 38.67mm

As for converting, I suppose it's possible. I might look into that, as I have a number of faulty EOS lenses, and a couple of Minoltas lying around!!!


PostPosted: Sun Dec 28, 2008 6:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

what faulty EOS lenses do you have around?

I think buying cheap M42 to EOS adaptors may be easier to use for the conversion.


PostPosted: Sun Dec 28, 2008 2:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Please keep us informed if you do any conversion work - it's always useful to have an additional source of glass.


PostPosted: Sun Dec 28, 2008 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This MC Rokkor-PF 135/2.8 has the identical mechanical structure
as Rokkor-PG 58/1.2 and Rokkor-PF 58/1.4. These three lenses are
relatively easy to convert to EF-mount, I did convert the later two lenses.
See > http://www.pbase.com/kkawakami/mctoef_mount_conversion

This lens is not a bad lens, but you can find pretty good ones out there
for 135mm range to your camera(s).

I am not highly recommending a conversion par se, unless you have no
other means to use the lens or really fall in love to this PF 135/2.8 lens. Very Happy


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 28, 2008 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

135mm is an easy to get focal length you can get many great samples what is fit into your camera. Give a chance to this lens to landing in respectful hands who is want preserve in genuine stage.


PostPosted: Sun Dec 28, 2008 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also have this lens. I use it on an olympus E510 with an adaper and i use it on a canon eos 300d from which i changed the mount in a minolta mount. After the seller helped me very well with my infinity problems it now works very good.


PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just bought one of these on EBay for $50.

Hope it was money well spent.


PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

parabellumfoto wrote:
I just bought one of these on EBay for $50.

Hope it was money well spent.


Was watching that one.
Good price I think.
Look forward to seeing some images when you get it.
Cheers
OH


PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Build like a tank.

Sharp enought, medium contrast.

Smooth focud.

Good lens imho.


PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 10:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys.

It's shipping from Germany so it might take time to get here in Australia.

I'll put up some pictures when the lens arrives.

I was bidding against somebody else who was keen. It made me wonder if it was anybody here.


PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 10:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

parabellumfoto wrote:
Thanks guys.

It's shipping from Germany so it might take time to get here in Australia.

I'll put up some pictures when the lens arrives.

I was bidding against somebody else who was keen. It made me wonder if it was anybody here.


Thought about it, but no - not me.
Cheers
OH


PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 10:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I walked away from a very clean one for 20 at the camera fair last weekend. I've got one that has a bad rear element, the fungus has etched the glass so bad it's unusable - the other elements are untouched by fungus. I was kinda looking for a spares one, but for that price I should have got it. Rolling Eyes


PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 11:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It will perform well I think , if you not close aperture above f4 , f5.6, look forward your shoots!


PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 11:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, this is dug out...
All the PF are 6/5, but there was 3 different optical formulas during the MC era.
I have read that the MDs (2 formulas) would be slightly sharper wide open.
Anyway, it seems to my eyes that the lense has a very nice bokeh. I have to check this.