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Say hello to my $5 friend - Minolta MC Rokkor-PF 55mm 1.7

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by Droogie, Apr 20, 2013.

  1. Droogie

    Droogie Mu-43 Veteran

    297
    Feb 23, 2013
    Washington State
    Rokkor_front. Rokkor_side.
    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Actually this little guy has seen some rough times, but the glass and action is fabulous. Just picked it up at a local estate sale for $5. I do have some questions however. I'm not familiar with this Minolta MC Rokkor - PF 55mm 1.7.. It seems an odd focal length. Does anyone know much about this lens or it's performance?
     
  2. dbuckle

    dbuckle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    I have one and find it very sharp with nice colour.
     
  3. Cruzan80

    Cruzan80 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 23, 2012
    Denver, Co
    Sean Rastsmith
    Generally these are a decent performer, better than the 50 1.7's but not as good as the 58 1.4. Overall, for $5, it is money well spent, especially if you like the view.
     
  4. PaulGiz

    PaulGiz Mu-43 Veteran

    231
    Jan 3, 2013
    Rhode Island, USA
    During this era you found many fast normal lenses for 35mm at 55-58mm.

    It was a matter of the formula yielding the shortest lens that would clear the mirror box. 55mm 1.7 and 58mm 1.4 were very common.

    You can do some research and get deeper into it.

    P.