|Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:33 pm Post subject:
|I have a question. I have a late(r) MD 50/1.4. It has no Roman numerals on its face. How do I tell which version it is? Serial number? Close focusing distance?
The face just states:
Minolta (then 180 degrees apart:) MD 50mm 1:1.4 Japan Φ49mm
It has the MD switch also.
That's easy. Every Minolta lens without "Rokkor" on the front ring is a "plain MD" AKA MD version III.
Refer also to this table for easy identification of all different MF Minolta lenses: http://minolta.eazypix.de/lenses/
Manual focus lenses mainly from Minolta, Pentax, Voigtlaender, Leitz, Topcon and from Russia (too many to be listed here).