My Minolta Celtic Lenses

Updated 6 Februari 2005. 

This is a list of the Minolta Celtic lenses that I own at the moment. This list is just a means of identifying a lens and see a larger more detailed picture of the lens if you click the thumbnail.

 

28 mm 2.8

28 mm 3.5

  35 mm 2.8

50 mm 3.5 

135 mm 2.8 

 135 mm 3.5

200 mm 4.5 

200 mm 4.0

100-200 mm 5.6  

 

 

28 mm 2.8

MC Minolta Celtic 28 mm 2.8 - 1972 1977

 

MC Minolta Celtic 28mm/2.8 serial 1035174

Weight 205 grams. 43 x 64 mm (L x D)

The Celtic sibbling of the MC Rokkor 28mm lens.

Little simpler mechanically than its sibbling.

 

MD Minolta Celtic 28 mm 2.8 - 1977 1981

 

 

MD Minolta Celtic 28mm/2.8 serial 1209001

Weight 205 grams. 43 x 65 mm (L x D)

 

The MD Celtic variant of the 28 mm Rokkor lens.

Little simpler mechanically than its sibbling.

 

 

MD Minolta Celtic 28mm/2.8 serial 1025051

Weight 178 grams. 43 x 64 mm (L x D)

MD Celtic eqivalent made parallell to the production of the MD Rokkor-X line.

External appearance similar to 2 gen MD Rokkor-X.

 

28 mm 3.5

MC Minolta Celtic 28 mm 3.5 - 1972 1977

 

MC Minolta Celtic 28mm/3.5 serial 1021595

Weight 248 grams. 45 x 61 mm (L x D)

Celtic economy line made parallell to the MC Rokkor-X line.

Typical Celtic appearance. 55 mm filter diameter.

 

35 mm 2.8

MC Minolta Celtic 35 mm 2.8 - 1972 1977

 

MC Minolta Celtic 35mm/2.8 serial 4023840

Weight 230 grams. 45 x 61 mm (L x D)

First 35 mm Celtic economy lens. 55 mm filter diameter.

Besides Celtic rubber style no difference in details. No DOF lever.

 

 

MC Minolta Celtic 35mm/2.8 serial 1018187

Weight 222 grams. 41 x 63 mm (L x D)

Second MC Celtic with same optical design as later MC Rokkor lenses.

Very small difference in details from comparable Rokkor lens.

 

MD Minolta Celtic 35 mm 2.8 - 1977 1981

 

MD Minolta Celtic 35mm/2.8 serial 1207849

Weight 197 grams. 42 x 64 mm (L x D)

First MD Celtic, same optical design as early MD Rokkor lenses.

Very small difference in details from comparable Rokkor lens.

  

 

MD Minolta Celtic 35mm/2.8 serial 1017328

Weight 160 grams. 39 x 64 mm (L x D)

Second MD Celtic, same optical design as late MD Rokkor lenses.

Very similar in details to contemporary Rokkor lens.

 

 50 mm 3.5 Macro

 MC Macro Minolta Celtic 50 mm 3.5 - 1972 1977

 

MC Macro Minolta Celtic 50mm/3.5 serial 2550447

Weight 321 grams, 55 x 65 mm (L x D) 55 mm filter diameter.

Only Macro Celtic made. Typical Celtic rubber grip.

Almost identical to the MC Macro Rokkor lens.

Same scales as the MC Rokkor lens for extension.

Metal extender with appearance in Celtic style.

   

135 mm 2.8

MC Celtic 135 mm 2.8 - 1972 1977

 

 

MC Minolta Celtic 135 mm 2.8 serial 1019663

Weight 560 grams 100 mm x 64 mm (L x D) 55 mm filter thread 

 

Unique 5/4 optical design for the first 135mm/2.8 Celtic .

No DOF preview lever or built in lens hood. Sometimes mentioned wrongly as a 5/5 design, but two glasses are cemented together.

 

 

 

MC Minolta Celtic 135 mm 2.8 serial 1322278

Weight 502 grams 90 mm x 64 mm (L x D) 55 mm filter thread 

 

Optical design is identical to the MC/MD Rokkor-X 135 mm (4/4).

Economy lens line. No DOF preview lever but built in lens hood. 

 

MD Celtic 135 mm 2.8 - 1977 1981

 

 

MD Minolta Celtic 135 mm 2.8 serial 1245170

Weight 500 grams 89 mm x 64 mm (L x D) 55 mm filter thread 

 

Optical design is identical to the MC/MD Rokkor-X 135 mm (4/4).

Economy lens line. No DOF preview lever but built in lens hood. 

 

135 mm 3.5

MC Celtic 135 mm 3.5 - 1971 1977

 

 

MC Minolta Celtic-QD 135 mm 3.5 serial 1901434

Weight 383 grams 88 mm x 63 mm (L x D) 52 mm filter thread 

 

The first Minolta Celtic lens and only such in all metal appearance.

Economy lens line. DOF preview lever similar to 2nd gen MC.

 

 

 

MC Minolta Celtic 135 mm 3.5 serial 1030334

Weight 404 grams 88 mm x 63 mm (L x D) 55 mm filter thread 

 

Similar to the first generation MC Rokkor-X with Celtic rubber grip.

DOF preview button dropped which is featured on Rokkors.

 

 

 

MC Minolta Celtic 135 mm 3.5 serial 1017057

Weight 418 grams 87 mm x 64 mm (L x D) 55 mm filter thread 

 

Twin to the last MC Rokkor-X 135mm/3.5 but with Celtic look.

Built in lens hood and same solid feeling as Rokkors.

 

MD Celtic 135 mm 3.5 - 1977 1981

 

 

MD Minolta Celtic 135 mm 3.5 serial 1226570

Weight 406 grams 87 mm x 64 mm (L x D) 55 mm filter thread 

 

Celtic line equivalent to the MD Rokkor lens.

Finish and details inside like rear hood identical to Rokkors.

 

 

 

MD Minolta Celtic 135 mm 3.5 serial 1066447

Weight 260 grams 73 mm x 64 mm (L x D) 49 mm filter thread 

 

Identical to the 2nd generation MD Rokkor-X.

Compact lens more rarely seen, missing from MINMAN listings.

 

200 mm 4.5 and 4.0

MC Celtic 200 mm 4.5 - 1972 1975

 

MC Minolta Celtic 200 mm 4.5 serial 1311679

Weight 512 grams 133 mm x 64 mm (L x D) 55 mm filter thread 

200 mm Celtic equivalent to the 200mm/4.5 MC Rokkor.

This is the first 200mm Celtic made, and with built in hood.

 

MC Celtic 200 mm 4.0 - 1975 1977

 

MC Minolta Celtic 200 mm 4.0 serial 1019061

Weight 518 grams 130 mm x 64 mm (L x D) 55 mm filter thread 

200 mm brethren of the Rokkor 200mm 4.0 lens, but no hood.

This is the second 200mm Celtic just as the MC line moved to 4.0.

 

MD Celtic 200 mm 4.0 - 1977 1981

 

 

MD Minolta Celtic 200 mm 4.0 serial 1243434

Weight 505 grams 132 mm x 64 mm (L x D) 55 mm filter thread 

 

The MD version of the 200mm/4 and built in hood restored.

Looks like first generation MD Rokkor-X lenses.

 

100-200 mm 5.6 zoom

MC Celtic 100-200 mm 5.6 - 1972 1977

 

 

MC Minolta Celtic 100-200 mm 5.6 serial 1020167

Weight 610 grams 174 mm x 62 mm (L x D) 55 mm filter thread 

 

The Celtic variant of the 100-200mm/5.6 zoom lens.

Virtually Celtic twin of the long lasting 100-200mm Rokkor zoom.

 

 

MC Celtic 100-200 mm 5.6 - 1972 1977

 

 

MD Minolta Celtic 100-200 mm 5.6 serial 2203246

Weight 610 grams 174 mm x 62 mm (L x D) 55 mm filter thread 

 

The later MD Celtic variant of this zoom.

Except for details around the aperture ring no difference from MC.

 

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Henrik Robeck 2005