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Discussion in 'Other Genres' started by jereswinnen, Jul 29, 2013.

  1. jereswinnen

    jereswinnen TalkEmount Regular

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    Jul 11, 2013
    Belgium
    Jeremy Swinnen
  2. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Hard to beat that price. :)
     
  3. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    Sweet. I wonder if there is a difference between the Rokkor-X and the Rokkor-PF, other than marketing?

    Tony
     
  4. jereswinnen

    jereswinnen TalkEmount Regular

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    Jul 11, 2013
    Belgium
    Jeremy Swinnen
    I'm wondering that myself, too!

    Edit; here's what I found about it.

    The label "Rokkor-X" was for the American market; in other regions, the exact same lens was just marked "Rokkor". This is separate from the two-letter suffix (such as "PF"), which indicates the number of elements and groups in the lens. Minolta used the two-letter suffix on SR-mount lenses from the late 1950s up until about 1976. The America-specific "-X" came in about 1973, so there is a period of overlap between the two; I have lenses marked "Rokkor-X PF" and "Rokkor-X PG", for example. So a lens that doesn't have "-X" was either not made for the American market, or was made no later than 1973, while a lens that lacks have the two-letter suffix is from 1976 or later. A lens from 1973 to 1976 could say either "Rokkor-PF" or "Rokkor-X PF" depending on what market it was intended for. So your second lens ("Rokkor-PF") is older than your first one ("Rokkor-X"), which agrees with their serial numbers.

    Source: http://photo.net/sony-minolta-slr-system-forum/00ZpcA
     
  5. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Congrats!!! Let the legacy lens madness start,...................... lol :D
     
  6. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Great catch. Let's hope the images are just as fine.
     
  7. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    Thanks for that information, Jeremy. That is a good deal on the lens.

    Tony
     
  8. jereswinnen

    jereswinnen TalkEmount Regular

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    Jul 11, 2013
    Belgium
    Jeremy Swinnen
    You're welcome :)
     
  9. Phoenix

    Phoenix TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Aug 25, 2011
    Melbourne, Australia
    Phoenix Gonzales
    One of the best lens Minolta has ever produced, definitely one of the sharpest, I can only think of the 40mm f2 being sharper and losing a stop.

    Definitely cannot argue with the condition and price, Great find :thumbup:
     
  10. freddytto

    freddytto TalkEmount All-Pro

    Dec 2, 2011
    Puebla, Mexico
    it certainly was a good buy, excellent price, congratulations and welcome too,I leave this link where you can find more information of this lens, Rokkor plus some photos. regards
     
  11. jereswinnen

    jereswinnen TalkEmount Regular

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    Jul 11, 2013
    Belgium
    Jeremy Swinnen
    Thanks for the link and nice photos!
     
  12. jereswinnen

    jereswinnen TalkEmount Regular

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    Jul 11, 2013
    Belgium
    Jeremy Swinnen
    First shot with this beautiful lens!

    DSC00751.