My Tele Lenses

 

Updated 14 September 2005.

This is a list of the Minolta tele 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.

 

 85 mm 1.7

 100 mm 2.5

100 mm 3.5

100 mm Macro

 100 mm 4  

 135 mm 2.8

135 mm 3.5

 135 mm 4 

200 mm 3.5

 200 mm 4

200 mm 4.5

  250 mm 5.6

 

85 mm 1.7

MC Rokkor 85 mm 1.7 - 1970 1977

 

 

MC Rokkor 85mm 1.7  serial 2383632

Weight 452 gram 62 mm x 68 mm (L x D)

 

First generation Rokkor-X lens. 55 mm filter diameter.

Classical portrait lens. Big and heavy with lots of glass. 

 

 100 mm 2.0

Auto Rokkor 100 mm 2.0 - 19xx 19xx

100 mm 2.5

MC Rokkor 100 mm 2.5 - 1968 1973

 

 

MC Tele Rokkor-PF 100mm 2.5 serial 1103949

Weight 415 grams 68 x 63 mm (L x D) 55 mm filter diameter

 

First generation MC Rokkor lens with metal focusing barrel.

This lens replaced both the 2.0 and the 3.5 lenses. 

 

 

 

MC Tele Rokkor-PF 100mm 2.5 serial 1506058

Weight 415 grams 68x 63 mm (L x D) 55 mm filter diameter

 

Second generation MC Rokkor lens with metal focusing barrel.

The barrel was knurled as other later MC lenses with shorter grip. 

 

MC Rokkor (-X) 100 mm 2.5 - 1973 1977 

 

MC Tele Rokkor-PF 100mm 2.5 serial 1522348

Weight 430 grams, 68 x 63 mm (L x D) 55 mm filter thread

First MC Rokkor-X series lens with rubber focusing barrel.

Heavier than previous lenses and very well built. 

 

100 mm 3.5

 Auto Rokkor 100 mm 3.5 - 1959 1966

 

 

Auto Tele Rokkor-QE 100 mm 3.5 serial 1101665

Weight 318 grams 56 mm x 61 mm (L x D) 55 mm filter thread 

 

First generation Auto Rokkor with lock for aperture ring.

LV Scale as all early Rokkor lenses. No DOF previev. 

  

 

 

Auto Tele Rokkor-QE 100 mm 3.5 serial 1203793

Weight 303 grams 59 mm x 62 mm (L x D) 55 mm filter thread 

 

2nd generation Auto Rokkor with large knurled DOF lever.

The LV Scale is still present on this lens.

  

 

 

Auto Tele Rokkor-QE 100 mm 3.5 serial 1210633

Weight 304 grams 60 mm x 63 mm (L x D) 55 mm filter thread 

 

2nd generation Auto Rokkor with large knurled DOF lever.

The LV Scale has disappeared.

 

MC Tele Rokkor 100 mm 3.5 - 1966 1968

 

 

MC Tele Rokkor-QE 100 mm 3.5 serial 1314448

Weight 235 grams 54 mm x 62 mm (L x D) 52 mm filter thread 

 

First generation MC Rokkor very similar to 3rd gen. Auto Rokkors.

Small knurled DOF lever.

 

100 mm 3.5 Macro 

MC Macro Rokkor 100 mm 3.5 - 1971 1973

MC Macro Rokkor-X 100 mm 3.5 - 1973 1977

 

 

MC Macro Rokkor (-X) QE 100 mm 3.5 serial 1115675

Weight 580 grams 89 mm x 72 mm (L x D) 55 mm filter thread 

First generation MC Rokkor-X, heavy and well built mechanically.

Knurled DOF lever on the side.

Fully extended. The lens focuses from infinity to 1:1 scale.

 

100 mm 4.0

 Rokkor 100 mm 4.0 - 1960 1967

 

Rokkor-TC 100mm 4.0 serial 1112381

Weight 239 grams, 85 x 55 mm (L x D) 46 mm filter thread

Early preset Rokkor with manual diaphragm.

Black all metal lens with chromed aperture stoping down ring.

This is an early lens for the cost concient consumer.

 

135 mm 2.8

Tele Rokkor-PG 135 mm 2.8 - 1958

 

 

Tele Rokkor-PG 135 mm 2.8 serial 1100865

Weight 530 grams, 95 x 61 mm (L x D) 55 mm filter thread

 

Early very shortlived lens with manual diaphragm.

All black lens with chromed aperture stoping down ring.

 

Auto Tele Rokkor-PG 135 mm 2.8 - 1959 1965

 

 

Auto Tele Rokkor-PG 135 mm 2.8 serial 1301001 

Weight 550 grams 96 mm x 63 mm (L x D) 55 mm filter thread 

 

First generation Auto Rokkor lens. PG (7/6) optical design.

Satin black lens with chromed DOF scale. No DOF preview lever. 

 

 

 

Auto Tele Rokkor-PG 135 mm 2.8 serial 1402504 

Weight 530 grams 96 mm x 63 mm (L x D) 55 mm filter thread 

 

First generation Auto Rokkor lens, still with yellow LV scale.

DOF preview lever close to front added. 

 

Auto Tele Rokkor-PF 135 mm 2.8 - 1965 1966

 

 

Auto Tele Rokkor-PF 135 mm 2.8 serial 1121954 

Weight 515 grams 95 mm x 63 mm (L x D) 55 mm filter thread 

 

Belongs to the first generation of Auto Rokkor lens.

New optical design, the classic 6/5 introduced. DOF preview lever. 

 

 

 

Auto Tele Rokkor-PF 135 mm 2.8 serial 1134852 

Weight 410 grams 95 mm x 59 mm (L x D) 55 mm filter thread 

 

Belongs to the third generation of Auto Rokkor lens.

Compact and much lighter than previous. Small DOF preview lever. 

 

MC Tele Rokkor-PF 135 mm 2.8 - 1966 1973

 

 

MC Tele Rokkor-PF 135 mm 2.8 serial 1164567 

Weight 428 grams 93 mm x 61mm (L x D) 55 mm filter thread 

 

Almost identical to the previous Auto Rokkor lens.

MC coupling added. Small DOF preview lever. 

 

 

 

MC Tele Rokkor-PF 135 mm 2.8 serial 1511541 

Weight 500 grams 94 mm x 65 mm (L x D) 55 mm filter thread 

 

Redesigned lens much larger with the 6/5 configuration.

Built in lens hood added. Small DOF preview lever.  

 

 MC Tele Rokkor (-X) PF 135 mm 2.8 - 1973 1975

 

 

MC Tele Rokkor-PF 135 mm 2.8 serial 1640223 

Weight 505 grams 94 mm x 64 mm (L x D) 55 mm filter thread 

 

The Rokkor-X lens design with rubber grip with solid quality feeling.

Small DOF preview lever retained and built in hood. 

 

MC Tele Rokkor (-X) 135 mm 2.8 - 1975 1977

 

 

Orange MC Tele Rokkor-X 135 mm 2.8 serial 1216420

Weight 520 grams 94 mm x 64 mm (L x D) 55 mm filter thread 

 

2nd MC Rokkor-X lens design with rubber grip. Optical design

changed to 4/4 design. The DOF preview lever is dropped. 

  

135 mm 3.5

MC Tele Rokkor-QD 135 mm 3.5 - 1966 1973

 

 

MC Tele Rokkor-QD 135 mm 3.5 serial 1127521

Weight 373 grams 89 mm x 62 mm (L x D) 52 mm filter thread 

 

New lens for the MC line, a slower 3.5 lens.

DOF preview button integrated (moving) in the aperture ring. 

 

 

 

MC Tele Rokkor-QD 135 mm 3.5 serial 1530380

Weight 395 grams 89 mm x 64 mm (L x D) 52 mm filter thread 

 

Remade along the lines of the 2nd generation MC lenses.

DOF preview button moved from the aperture ring. 

 

MC Tele Rokkor (-X) 135 mm 3.5 - 1973 1977

 

 

MC Tele Rokkor-QD 135 mm 3.5 serial 1627706

Weight 410 grams 88 mm x 64 mm (L x D) 55 mm filter thread 

 

New MC Rokkor-X series with rubber focusing grip.

DOF preview button. Very similar to previous lens.

 

 

 

MC Tele Rokkor 135 mm 3.5 serial 1023754

Weight 415 grams 87 mm x 64 mm (L x D) 55 mm filter thread 

 

2nd generation MC Rokkor-X series, looks almost like the 135/2.8.

No DOF preview, but built in lens hood. 

 

MD Rokkor (-X) 135 mm 3.5 - 1977 1981

Minolta MD 135 mm 3.5 - 1981 Present

 

 

MD 135 mm 3.5 serial 8084095

Weight 268 gram 73 mm x 64 mm (L x D) 49 mm filter thread 

 

New MD lens line with MD locking lug.

No DOF preview. Last design of the 135mm/3.5 lenses.

 

135 mm 4.0

Minolta MD 135 mm 3.5 - 1960 1969

 

 

Rokkor-TC 135 mm 4 serial 1203829

Weight 384 grams 115 mm x 56mm (L x D) 46 mm filter thread 

 

Lower priced preset aperture lens complementing the Auto Rokkors.

Although workmanship is still first class. LV scale on earliest lenses.

 

 

 

Rokkor-TC 135 mm 4 serial 1212644

Weight 382 grams 115 mm x 56mm (L x D) 46 mm filter thread 

 

Later variant with the LV scale is dropped.

Kept in parallell with MC line a short period until the 3.5 successor.

 

200 mm 3.5

Auto Rokkor 200 mm 3.5 - 1959 1966

  

 

Auto Tele Rokkor-QF 200 mm 3.5 serial 1301063

Weight 790 grams 139 mm x 70 mm (L x D) 67 mm filter thread 

 

This lens has both lever for locked aperture and DOF preview.

LV Scale as all early Rokkor lenses.  Uneven spacing between apertures.

 

  

 

Auto Tele Rokkor-QF 200 mm 3.5 serial 1411047

Weight 790 grams 139 mm x 70 mm (L x D) 67 mm filter thread 

 

Small DOF preview lever similar to the 135mm/2.8 PG lens.

LV Scale has disappeared and the aperture is evenly spaced.  

 

MC Rokkor 200 mm 3.5 - 1966 1974 

 

 

MC Tele Rokkor-QF 200 mm 3.5 serial 1448149

Weight 785 grams 139 mm x 69 mm (L x D) 62 mm filter thread 

 

Small DOF preview close to the front mounted aperture ring.

Appearance is similar to the short lived MC 135mm/2.8 with chrome aperture ring.  

 

 

 

MC Tele Rokkor-QF 200 mm 3.5 serial 5510001

Weight 800 grams 138 mm x 73 mm (L x D) 62 mm filter thread 

 

Small DOF preview moved to the aperture ring to the rear.

The cosmetic appearance of later MC Rokkor lenses. 

 

 MC Rokkor (-X) 200 mm 3.5 - 1974 1975

 

 

MC Tele Rokkor-QF 200 mm 3.5 serial 5719220

Weight 800 grams 138 mm x 74 mm (L x D) 62 mm filter thread 

 

Rubber focusing grip and the DOF preview lever has been removed.

This lens was cut short by the 200mm/4.0 that replaced all 200mm. 

 

200 mm 4.5 and 4

MC Rokkor 200 mm 4.5 - 1967 1973

 

 

MC Tele Rokkor-PE 200 mm 4.5 serial 1503022

Weight 492 grams 130 mm x 62 mm (L x D) 52 mm filter thread 

 

This lower light lens was introduced to complement the 3.5 in 1967.

Priced more popular and also a more lightweight alternative. 

 

 

 

MC Tele Rokkor-PE 200 mm 4.5 serial 1513370

Weight 520 grams 130 mm x 64 mm (L x D) 52 mm filter thread 

 

A later version similar in appearance to the 2nd gen MC Rokkor.

Heavier and the DOF preview is moved off the aperture ring. 

 

MC Rokkor (-X) 200 mm 4.5 - 1973 1977 

 

 

MC Tele Rokkor-PE 200 mm 4.5 serial 1560012

Weight 525 grams 130 mm x 64 mm (L x D) 55 mm filter thread 

 

The MC Rokkor-X variant with rubber grip from march 1973.

This lens is solid and keeps the DOF preview button. 

 

MC Rokkor (-X) 200 mm 4.0 - 1975 1977

 

 

MC Tele Rokkor-X 200 mm 4.0 serial 1012004

Weight 502 grams 131 mm x 64 mm (L x D) 55 mm filter thread 

 

The 4.0 MC Rokkor-X variant introduced in December 1975.

Replaced both 4.5 and 3.5 but looks like the 4.5. No DOF preview.

 

MD Rokkor (-X) 200 mm 4 - 1977 1981

 

 

MD Tele Rokkor-X 200 mm 4.0 serial 1011640

Weight 403 grams 119 mm x 64 mm (L x D) 55 mm filter thread 

 

New optical formula in August 1980.

The lens is much smaller than previous and 100 grams lighter.

 

MD 200 mm 4 - 1981 ?

 

250 mm 5.6 Mirror

MC Rokkor (-X) 250 mm 5.6 - 1979 198?

 

 

MD Tele Rokkor-X 200 mm 4.0 serial 1009607

Weight 258 grams 73 mm x 64 mm (L x D) 55 mm filter thread 

 

A entirely new lens when it appeared in 1979.

Not much bigger than a normal lens. Fixed aperture of course.

 

 

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Henrik Robeck 2005