Lenses for my Minolta
I would like folk's suggustions as to what zoom lens I could/should use. I currently own: 35mm MC Rokkor; 55mm MC Rokkor, and 200mm Accura. That 200mm is a HEAVY sucker!!
My camera is a Minolta SLR srt101 circa about 1970ish [maybe 1971!?] So far, it behaves beautifully. It had been an 'orphan' [Black Dog!]
There are zillions of MC and MD mount zooms out there. I would find a good condition Rokkor 28-85, but that's just me. You might want something longer, shorter, who knows? There's a lot of 70-210, or similar, too.
I like a 24 or 28. Anything in a Rokkor is good quality glass.
DIGITAL IS FOR THOSE AFRAID OF THE DARK.
Vivitar, Series 1, 90-180mm f4.5 Flat Field Zoom. My XD11 would be naked without it.
I just picked up a 28mm Celtic, 135mm Celtic, 200mm Celtic prime, A Minolta Macro bellows and a 100-200 Rokkor MD Zoom on Ebay for $60 INCLUDING shipping for everything.
Oh and I also got a SRT 100 for with a 55mm prime for an additional $10 plus s&h...
I just missed by 15 minutes bidding on a 24-85 Rokkor for that sold for $15 (sob)!
Time is ripe for Minolta lens picking in MD or MC mount...
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More original Series 1, all worth having:
Originally Posted by jbbooks
35-85/2.8 Varifocal (not a zoom -- refocus with new f.l.)
'Solid Cat' mirror lens 600/8 and 800/11
I still have all but the 28/1.9, sold to a friend, and the 800/11 -- too long, too slow (I had one). And, of course, I still have the 90-180/4.5. The zoom and the varifocal both lack contrast after nearly 30 years.
Kiron 28mm f/2 is a charm; 100mm f/2.5 and/or 85mm f/1.7 for portraits. All great glass.
The zooms I like to carry(all Genuine Minolta) are the Rokkor 24-50, 35-70, and the 70-210. Other's I have but don't use as much, which are also great zooms are the 24-35, 28-85, 75-200. All of the zooms I mention are great lenses. But, you will still never beat a good prime lens.
I'll back the Kiron 28/2 too. Not used the others.
Originally Posted by unohuu
Didn't Kiron make some of the Series 1 lenses?
They made the first 70-210mm Series 1. Don't know about other Series 1 lenses, but they also manufactured some Nikon-branded stuff
Originally Posted by Roger Hicks