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    Minolta SRT100B lenses

    Hi! I'll be ordering a Minolta SRT 100B later these week and decided to check a couple of lenses from a second hand store here in the Philippines, I found the following lenses :

    JCPenney 200mm F3.5
    Hexanon 80-200 F3.5
    Sears Auto 135mm F2.8

    I was wondering would any of these lenses fit the Minolta? Im a bit confused with the mount on the Minolta SRT 100B if its an MD/MC/SR....Thanks!

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    I don't know a thing about the camera market there in the Philippines, but here in the USA Minolta brand MC and MD lenses are very inexpensive, and I would prefer them over other brands, with the exception of some of the Vivitar Series 1 lenses. A Minolta MD 135mm/f2.8 ought to be very inexpensive. Isn't the Hexanon lens for Konica cameras?
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    You will be looking for MD/MC mount lenses. MC mounts would be OE for that camera. I have a Sears that performed reasonably well. Can't speak for the other two. I have never had a BAD MD/MC mount lens in over twenty five years, Celtic 135mm primes excepted. The best name for these cameras by far is Rokkor. So if you can pick one up on the not-quite-so-much-quid, it is well worth the investment.
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    Keep you eye out for the f/1.4 50mm Rokkor MC or MD mount and the f/2.8 28mm Rokkor MC or MD mount. They should be cheap now and they have coating that produce good strong contrast for focusing and in the final photograph.

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    ^^^What they all said.

    Minolta MC/MD lenses here are plentiful and uber-cheap. I'm going to purchase a Minolta system, probably an SRT 101 or 202 just because of the barrage of lenses all the pawnshops here carry.

    My Nikon setup is nice but good glass costs some big bucks. Nikkor 50mm f1.4's are still like 100 bucks. 105 and 135mm Nikkors bring the bucks too. Minoltas are cheap partially because the old glass doesn't work with the Sony Alpha DSLR, unlike my Nikons which mount and work in manual mode even with all of the Nikon DSLRs. And even then the newer AF Minolta glass that does work with the Alpha is relatively cheap as well.

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    If you're not familiar with the mount I'd opt for a genuine Minolta lens or an off brand that's clearly labeled Minolta MC or MD.
    I've seen several cameras the people have found lenses that sorta fit but can't be removed without some strong language & possible damage.

    Now to mess with your mind a little.
    The Minolta has three blades on the mount. and one (MC) or two (MD) pins that stick straight out of the mount.
    ONE of the blades will have a rectangular notch in the edge. The only other camera I recall having something like this is Exacta and the mount is much smaller.
    Heavily sedated for your protection.

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    Another nice lens is the MC Rokkor 35mm F/1.8. Very sharp. I have one and use it a lot.

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    Minolta set is a cheap and very good way to start SLR with very nice lens, especially fixed length lens, I don't believe in their zooms much, and there aren't much Rokkor's zooms out.

    Get a some of 35/50/58/100/135mm fixed lens, thery are all exellent.

    I use my minolta with 58mm 1.4 and 35mm 2.8 set for family portraits, street, concert photography, latest even for a photoshoot with a musician, and the results are good for using a 40 years old camera and lens, and 5 years expired film
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    Quote Originally Posted by stevco View Post
    Get a some of 35/50/58/100/135mm fixed lens, thery are all exellent.
    I had the f/2.8 28mm and the f/2.8 21mm lenses, both were really great lenses.

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    thanks for the response guys!

    funny thing, when the camera arrived, i was pleasantly surprised that the camera already came with 28mm 2.8



 

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