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Minolta MD Tele Rokkor 100mm 1:2.5

Minolta MD Tele Rokkor 100mm 1:2.5

Sample Images - Minolta MD Tele Rokkor 100mm 1:2.5

The Minolta 100mm lens with largest aperture 2.5 first appeared on the market in June 1968, at that time as MC Tele Rokkor PF. In the Minolta world, the letters PF mean 6 lenses in 5 groups. Over the years, the lens has been slightly revised and the later variants had a slightly different optical design with 5 lenses in 5 groups.

For those who don't need the macro function, the 100mm f/2.5 telephoto lens is a much lighter and smaller alternative to Minolta's 100mm f/3.5 macro lens, and a faster one at that.

For the image examples, the lens was used in the MDII version of 1978 (5 lenses/5 groups) from 1978 - the penultimate version of the lens. After that, only an MD III version with filter thread reduced to 49mm appeared.

Technical data Minolta MD Tele-Rokkor 100mm 1:2.5 (MD II):

Optical Construction: 5 elements, 5 groups
Aperture: 2.5 to 22, 6 blades
Closest Focusing Distance: 1.0 m
Angle of View: 24 degrees
Bayonet: SR/MD II
Filter Diameter: 55 mm
Weight: approx. 375 g
Housing: metal

Camera: Sony A7 III (24 Megapixel)