Chiyoko 45mm 1:2.8 Minolta Super Rokkor – review

Chiyoko Super Rokkor 1:2.8 f=45mm (Minolta) lens review , aka Chiyoko 45mm 1:2.8 Tele Rokkor

Mount – LTM, Leica Thread Mount, or LSM, Leica Screw Mount, or M39

This is the first “Minolta” interchangeable lens for the most popular in the world 35mm standard – the new era has been opened. It is difficult to overestimate its historical significance. In a sense, it can be called as the great-grandmother of modern lenses Minolta/Sony family.


Minolta MD 35-105mm 1:3.5-4.5 Zoom Macro – 14 elements 12 groups – review

Minolta MD 35-105mm 1:3.5-4.5 Zoom 14el 12gr Macro lens review

  • Official classification: New-MD
  • Collector’s classification: MD III

Almost 3-x zoom with convenient focal distances from enough wide to enough telephoto. The candidate to be the only one lens in a photographer’s bag but… Tests below show that the lens has not enough power to become a favorite. In other words – it’s a really good lens, but not ideal. Such a case often happens with middle-range zooms, even more – this Minolta is not bad by IQ among other lenses with the same diapason.


Minolta MD 135mm 1:2.0 two copies comparison – LensRomantic

Minolta MD 135mm 1:2.0 two copies comparison (New-MD, MD III or Plain MD design)

The description of a LensRomantic test is here. These comparisons are for collectors or tech-enthusiasts. Photographers may go directly to a lens review.

Minolta New-MD 135mm F2.0 – the true portraiture queen, enough rare and quite expensive lens. I was glad to compare two different copies.