Weird Minolta 58mm variant?

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by lattiboy, Feb 9, 2012.

  1. lattiboy

    lattiboy Mu-43 Regular

    158
    Dec 16, 2009
    What is up with that lever on the side??

    I've owned 5 of these and never seen that before.

    Is this a pre-MC "auto rokkor" lens? If so, why don't they all have this thing?


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  2. supermaxv

    supermaxv Mu-43 Veteran

    273
    Sep 20, 2011
    That lever was a feature of the second run of Auto Rokkors.
     
  3. lattiboy

    lattiboy Mu-43 Regular

    158
    Dec 16, 2009
    Thanks a lot! Was trying to figure it out as I couldn't find a lens with the lever on google images.
     
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