Odd Minolta zoom lens

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by DeeJayK, Jul 18, 2012.

  1. DeeJayK

    DeeJayK Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 8, 2011
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    Just came across a very interesting Minolta MD 40-80mm f/2.8 zoom for sale on eBay. This lens has a dial and lever mounted on a box hanging off the side of the lens to control focal length and focus. I'm curious if anyone has any idea what the supposed benefit of this design might have been. Any ideas?

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