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MINOLTA MD Rokkor 24-50mm 1:4
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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2012 4:35 pm    Post subject: MINOLTA MD Rokkor 24-50mm 1:4 Reply with quote

Hi;

This is my first post on this forum. I searched the forum but didnt find anything about this lens so I decided to create this topic.

I paid about 85USD for it and it is the most expensive Rokkor Ive bought after 17/4 and 58/1.2 (Rokkors are very difficult to find in my country but you can buy them very cheap if you can find). The lens seems to be a rare item and there isnt too much info on the web but you can find a comprehensive review about it on Rokkorfiles web site.

It is somehow big and heavy and uses 72mm filter thread. The size and weight is comparable to the famous Minolta MD 35-70/3.5. here you can see its size compared to MD 35-70/3.5. The lens is at its maximum length at 24mm Focal Length. It collapses towards 35mm and extends again towards 50mm. The front element rotates when focusing so it is difficult to use polarization filters.









I have bought it recently and didnt have so much time to play with it but from the sample shots Ive taken I can say it has excellent image quality between 24mm and 35mm (comparable to 35-70) and good image quality between 35mm and 50mm. I try to post some real samples in near future.


PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2012 4:49 pm    Post subject: Re: MINOLTA MD Rokkor 24-50mm 1:4 Reply with quote

OptiX wrote:
Hi;

This is my first post on this forum. I searched the forum but didnt find anything about this lens so I decided to create this topic.

I paid about 85USD for it and it is the most expensive rokkor Ive bought after 17/4 and 58/1.2 (Rokkors are very difficult to find in my country but you can buy them very cheap if you can find). The lens seems to be a rare item and there isnt too much info on the web but you can find a comprehensive review about it on Rokkorfiles web site.

It is somehow big and heavy and uses 72mm filter thread. The size and weight is comparable to the famous Minolta MD 35-70/3.5. here you can see its size compared to MD 35-70/3.5. The lens is at its maximum length at 24mm Focal Length. It collapses towards 35mm and extends again towards 50mm. The front element rotates when focusing so it is difficult to use polarization filters.









I have bought it recently and didnt have so much time to play with it but from the sample shots Ive taken I can say it has excellent image quality between 24mm and 35mm (comparable to 35-70) and good image quality between 35mm and 50mm. I try to post some real samples in near future.

Welcome, your pictures won't show up until you make a second post.
Wink


PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2012 4:49 pm    Post subject: Re: MINOLTA MD Rokkor 24-50mm 1:4 Reply with quote

welcome OptiX
have a nice stay with us


PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 4:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to MFlenses Optix!


PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome Optix,

You have some fine Minolta MD lenses!
On what camera do you use them?


PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2012 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Minolfan wrote:
Welcome Optix,

You have some fine Minolta MD lenses!
On what camera do you use them?


Hi Minolfan;

Sorry for late reply. As my signature shows I use NEX-5N. I was using Minolta X-500 before. BTW here is a sample of the lens output at 50mm and f4. I didn't apply any PP on the picture except -1.5EV exposure compensation and resizing. I've attached a 100% crop also.





The minimum focus distance is about 70cm which is really annoying.


PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've got MDIII version of this zoom - my review is here - it looks like a great travel lens