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Old May 8, 2008, 5:05 AM   #1
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Hi All,

Was sentthis link to awebsite that deals with the use of older MD and MF Minolta lenses on Olympus 4/3 cameras.. It'sa prettyinteresting read:

http://www.rokkorfiles.com/olympus.htm

BTW, the sender of the link is JinFinance, a seller on EBay that provides adapters for Olympus cameras. They are now providing adapters for the rokkor lenses as well.

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Old May 8, 2008, 5:46 AM   #2
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hi Zig, heres some of the old minolta/rokkor lenses i use with RJ's (Jinfinance) adaptors. i pushed him along in developing his adaptor, very complicated in design & manufacture.

rokkor 21mm 2.8
rokkor md 28 2.8
minolta md 35-70 3.5
minolta md 35-70 3.5 macro
rokkor mc 35 1.8
rokkor md 45 2.0
rokkor md 50 1.2
rokkor md 58 1.4 (converted to fourthirds)
rokkor mc pg 58 1.2
elicar vhq 90 2.5 macro - md/mc mount
rokkor md 200 4.0
rokkor mc 300 5.6

great lenses, some with leica heritage.

compliments of e1/rokkor 58 1.4 (a great lens)


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Old May 8, 2008, 12:27 PM   #3
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Hi G,

I was thinking of you as I was typing out this post since I know how fond you are of Rokkor lenses.

Thanks for listing your "arsenal" of lenses. Sounds like your favorite might be the 58mm 1.4. I was toying around with the idea of picking up an old Rokkor as I keep seeing them popping up on Craig's List or EBay fairly regularly for very reasonable pricing. Albeit I haven't seen a 58mm/F1.4.

Do you have any experience or opinion using a 500m F8 Rokkor mirror lens? I keep seeing these pop up from time to time and am intrigued with the possibilities of this lens.

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Old May 8, 2008, 3:28 PM   #4
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I sold off my oldest film SLR equipment years ago. But I still hold onto my first SLR: a Minolta SRT-200 with its 50mm f/2.0 Rokkor-X lens. 100 percent manual operation with only a battery-powered light meter. It's nice to know I can probably fit the lens it to an Olympus DSLR when I buy one. gwillys... expand a bit on some of the Leica heritage in these Rokkor lenses.
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Make sure to see this thread from April 1, with a link to a page on the same web site:

Seagull D55 dSLR for Minolta MC/MD mount lenses

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JimC wrote:
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Make sure to see this thread from April 1, with a link to a page on the same web site:

Seagull D55 dSLR for Minolta MC/MD mount lenses
Hi Jim,

Good read. Thanks for sharing.

Along the same lines, did you happen to read this article about a new Lumix camera release and the logic that went into creating the design-also published April 1st.

http://www.wrotniak.net/photo/misc/frt-1.html

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No. I didn't see that article. I can remember reading a number of similar articles published on April 1, though (and some of them had some nice photos of the camera models being discussed, although it's possible that they were influenced by some small amount of editing). :-)

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Biro wrote:
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gwillys... expand a bit on some of the Leica heritage in these Rokkor lenses.
hi Biro, lots of info out there

http://members.aol.com/manualminolta/leica.htm
http://www.dyxum.com/columns/dPhotow...philosophy.asp
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q...lta+leica+lens

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Zig, the 58 1.4 is well worth having. i've never used a mirror lens, not interested as IQ seems not so good. handy little buggers though. i'd guess the rokkor is up there with the best of them. get a 58 1.4 -i have 4 or 5 of them
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The Seagull may be a joke, but I still wished FourThirds was designed like that from the start, the way the Panasonic L1 was designed with an actual aperture ring and shutter wheel...but it's too expensive, but if I win the lottery I'd buy the L1 and its lenses just to have that manual control.

I hate having to select the aperture and shutter speed electronically by pushing buttons, as the SLR camera I used for 20 years had fully manual controls, and to me it's more intuitive rather than dealing with priority modes and exposure value compensation.

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