My Wide Angles

Updated 6 Februari 2005.

Here is a presentation of Minoltas wide angles sorted by focal length and largest aperture that presently is owned by me. This list just makes it possible to identify a lens and see a larger more detailed picture of it.

 

28/2.5

28/2.8

28/3.5

35/1.8

35/2.8

35/4

 

 

 

28 mm 2.5

MC Rokkor 28 mm 2.5 - Made between 1969 to 1973

 

MC Rokkor-SI 28mm/2.5 serial 1555206

Weight 328 grams. 61 x 62 mm (L x D)

2nd generation MD Rokkor lens. 55 mm filter diameter.

Very bright lens for its time.

 

 

28 mm 2.8

 

28 mm 3.5

Auto Rokkor 28 mm 3.5 - 1963 1966

 

Auto W.Rokkor-SG 28mm/3.5 serial 1100159

Weight 304 grams. 51 x 70 (L x D)

Third generation Auto Rokkor. All metal.

First 28mm SLR lens made by Minolta. 67 mm filter diameter.

The lens was accompanied by large lens hood D70KA.

Hood seen mounted on lens.

 

MC Rokkor 28 mm 3.5 - 1966 1973 

 

MC W.Rokkor-SG 28mm/3.5 serial 1220301

Weight 308 grams. 51 x 70 mm (L x D)

First 28mm/3.5 MC Rokkor lens. 67 mm filter diameter.

Virtually identical to the Auto Rokkor lens but with MC coupling.

 

 

MC W.Rokkor-SG 28mm/3.5 serial 1125173

Weight 248 grams. 45 x 62 mm (L x D)

First generation MC Rokkor lens. 55 mm filter diameter.

This is the first of the 28mm/3.5 with the appearance of the MC Rokkor line.

 

 

MC W.Rokkor-SG 28mm/3.5 serial 1565417

Weight 248 grams. 45 x 63 mm (L x D)

2nd generation MC Rokkor lens. 55 mm filter diameter.

Knurled metal focusing barrel.

 

MC Rokkor-X 28 mm 3.5 - 1973 1977

 

MC W.Rokkor-SG 28mm/3.5 serial 1618628

Weight 250 grams. 45 x 62 mm (L x D)

White MC Rokkor-X lens. 55 mm filter diameter.

Rubber focusing barrel. Still having small DOF preview lever.

   

35 mm 1.8

 MC Rokkor 35 mm 1.8 - 1968 1973

 

MC W.Rokkor-HH 35mm/1.8 serial 1512516

Weight 410 grams. 68 x 64 mm (L x D)

2nd generation MC Rokkor lens. 55 mm filter diameter.

Knurled metal focusing barrel. Small DOF preview lever.

 

MC Rokkor-X 35 mm 1.8 - 1973 1977

 

MC W.Rokkor-HH 35mm/1.8 serial 1523582

Weight 418 grams. 68 x 66 mm (L x D)

White MC Rokkor-X. 55 mm filter diameter.

Rubber focusing grip. No DOF lever.

 

 

35 mm 2.8

Auto Rokkor 35 mm 2.8 - 1958  1966 

 

Auto W.Rokkor-HG 35mm/2.8 serial 1200611

Weight 297 grams. 53 x 61 mm (L x D)

Minoltas first 35mm lens and wideangle for SLR cameras.

55 mm filter diameter. Lock for aperture.

 

 

Auto W.Rokkor-HG 35mm/2.8 serial 1206119

Weight 310 grams. 52 x 61 mm (L x D)

Later Auto Rokkor lens, still with LV-scale but no lock for aperture.

55 mm filter diameter. Large DOF preview lever.

 

 

Auto W.Rokkor-HG 35mm/2.8 serial 1206748

Weight 312 grams. 53 x 62 mm (L x D)

Later very similar design, still with LV-scale but no lock for aperture.

55 mm filter diameter. Large DOF preview lever.

 

 

Auto W.Rokkor-HG 35mm/2.8 serial 1406023

Weight 281 grams. 48 x 62 mm (L x D)

2nd generation Auto Rokkor with new optical formula.

Large DOF preview lever. 55 mm filter diameter.

 

MC Rokkor 35 mm 2.8 - 1966 1973

 

MC W.Rokkor-HG 35mm/2.8 serial 4518682

Weight 215 grams. 45 x 61 mm (L x D)

1st generation MC Rokkor lens. 52 mm filter diameter.

Small DOF preview lever.

 

 

MC W.Rokkor 35mm/2.8 serial 4545062

Weight 220 grams. 45 x 62 mm (L x D)

2nd generation of MC Rokkor. 52 mm filter diameter.

Small DOF preview lever.

 

MC Rokkor-X 35 mm 2.8 1973 1977

 

MC W.Rokkor-X HG 35mm/2.8 serial 4701645

Weight 230 grams. 45 x 62 mm (L x D)

Orange MC Rokkor-X lens. 55 mm filter diameter.

Small DOF preview lever.

 

 

MC W.Rokkor 35mm/2.8 serial 1017074

Weight 222 grams. 41 x 64 mm (L x D)

2nd generation MC Rokkor-X lens. 55 mm filter diameter.

New optical formula. No DOF preview lever.

 

MD Rokkor-X 35 mm 2.8 - 1977 1981

 

MD W.Rokkor-X 35 mm/2.8 serial 1232506

Weight 198 grams. 41 x 64 m (L x D)

1st generation orange MD Rokkor-X lens. 55 mm filter diameter.

Same optical design as later MC Rokkor.

 

 

MD W.Rokkor 35 mm/2.8 serial 1024029

Weight 159 grams. 39 x 64 m (L x D)

2nd generation MD Rokkor-X lens. 49 mm filter diameter.

Optical design still a 5/5 configuration. Small and light weight.

 

35 mm 4.0

 Rokkor 35 mm 4.0 - 1960 1966

 

W.Rokkor-QE 35mm/4 serial 1105300

Weight 201 grams. 36 x 61 mm (L x D)

Preset Rokkor lens for low budget choice. Early lens.

LV scale. Made from 1960 parallell with Auto Rokkor lenses.

 

 

W.Rokkor-QE 35mm/4 serial 1122355

Weight 201 grams. 36 x 61 mm (L x D)

Preset Rokkor lens. Second variant.

LV scale dropped. Both 35mm/4 have 55mm filter diameter.

 

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  Henrik Robeck 2005