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PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 11:07 am    Post subject: Minolta 85/1.7 Reply with quote

Finally found a nice one Click here to see on Ebay can't wait for it to arrive Very Happy


PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 11:30 am    Post subject: Re: Minolta 85/1.7 Reply with quote

Tervueren wrote:
Finally found a nice one Click here to see on Ebay can't wait for it to arrive Very Happy


Me too , I never have it look forward your experience!


PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

as I am certain you know too well, the 1.7/85 is one of the very top rated Rokkors, congratulations!!
Now very curious about your samples


PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2011 1:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking foward to samles. It's a great lens. Very Happy It's the big gap in my system right now, that and the 20mm.


PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2011 1:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As our east coast folk would say - "some sweet lens".


PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 3:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did see his one, looks nice, but I'm looking for the older all metal version, looking forward to pics.


PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Watta beauty ! Laughing Congratulations !
Samples, please !


PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yikes, that price is right up there with the best of them. Lens seems small if the first picture is any indication.


PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not heard from the seller yet, he is in Australia, I expect it'lll take a week/10 days or so for it to actually arrive, then another couple of weeks before our UK Customs deem to release it !!!


PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

woodrim wrote:
Yikes, that price is right up there with the best of them. Lens seems small if the first picture is any indication.

Mine was a bargain compared to Click here to see on Ebay this one at $800 Shocked


PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I doubt that lens will sell, it's way too pricy, he's fishing.
I've passed up a few mint MC PF versions @ $500
Like this one: http://www.ebay.com/itm/230685103498?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649


PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have one in never used condition on my desk, after try it will go for sale due she is sadly not mine.


PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 5:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://forum.mflenses.com/minolta-85mm-f1-7-pf-mc-t46278.html


PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovely photos there Atilla, I rec'd my lens from Australia, the seller wrapped the parcel in xmas paper and it came straight through customs Very Happy
I've just packed it up to send off to my friend who is going to carry out a non destructive mount conversion for me, after seeing your pics I can't wait to actually use it.


PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tervueren wrote:
Lovely photos there Atilla, I rec'd my lens from Australia, the seller wrapped the parcel in xmas paper and it came straight through customs Very Happy
I've just packed it up to send off to my friend who is going to carry out a non destructive mount conversion for me, after seeing your pics I can't wait to actually use it.


Damn fine lens, I look forward your results!


PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, let's up this classic-lens topic Smile
Here is the new review of 'Full Metal Jacket' Rokkor MC 85mm 1:1.7


PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Before the popularity of MF lenses for mirrorless cameras, I picked up in Japan, the Minolta MD 85mm f2, for 1000 yen (about $10)
Absolutely perfect condition


PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice review, but I wouldn't call it the best portrait lens, I'd pick Canon's 85/1.2 long beforehand, and possibly Pentax 85/1.9 and 1.8's.


PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lightshow wrote:
Nice review, but I wouldn't call it the best portrait lens, I'd pick Canon's 85/1.2 long beforehand, and possibly Pentax 85/1.9 and 1.8's.

No-no.. ))) I had 85/1.2 aspherical. Minolta is a much more interesting artist. Maybe L version is not so dull as asph but I still didn't get experience with L


PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

By the way: another fresh comparison of Rokkor MC 85mm F1.7 versus Minolta New MD 85mm F2.0


PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For 85mm I have the Zeiss contax 85 1.4, Zeiss Contax 85 2.8, Minolta MC 2 85 1.7 and Jupiter 9 85 2.0, waiting on a Helios 40 to come in. The Minolta 85 1.7 is the 85mm lens that I use the most. It’s sharpness wide open equals the Zeiss 1.4, slightly behind the Zeiss 2.8 and way ahead of the jupiter 9.

Of course the Zeiss have much higher contrast, however I prefer the Minolta colors and sometimes the Zeiss contrast can become too much for portraits. Plus the Minolta bokeh is much smoother than both of the Zeiss lenses and slightly behind the Jupiter. The best competition I have found when it comes to the Minolta 85 1.7 bokeh is the Minolta MC 2 58 1.2, Tokina 90 2.5 macro, Tair 11a and Gottingen 135 2.8. Of course sample variation applies.
The Minolta is far ahead when it comes to focus feel and mechanical quality. Would be interested to compare to a takumar 85 at some point... A Minolta MC 2 with 15-20 aperture blades would be without equal...


PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One of today with Minolta MC Rokkor 1.7 85mm and Sony A7.

Best greetings