Go Back   Rangefinderforum.com > Cameras / Gear / Photography > Classic Film RangeFinders & Other Classics > SLRs - the unRF

SLRs - the unRF For those of you who must talk about SLRs, if only to confirm they are not RF.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes

Old 12-17-2017   #641
Nokton48
Registered User
 
Nokton48's Avatar
 
Nokton48 is offline
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 5,015
WOW this thread has been dormant for quite a while. Time to revive it.

What's going on with Minolta out there, you Guys? I know you are out there!

I've got a lens coming that has got me totally stoked. I will provide more details when I receive it. I'm truly excited about getting this item.
__________________
“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”
― Mark Twain
  Reply With Quote

Old 12-17-2017   #642
Uncle Bill
Registered User
 
Uncle Bill's Avatar
 
Uncle Bill is offline
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Oakville (somewhere west of Toronto) Ontario, Canada
Posts: 1,023
Just ran a roll of Tri-X through my SRT 102 yesterday with my MC Rokkor 58 f1.4 lens I just got overhauled. Also, I picked up two lenses from my local camera store (pusher) a MC Rokkor X 28 f2.8 and 80-200 F4.5 zoom lenses.
__________________
Leica M3 and M4-2, incoming Canon P. Medium Format: Rolleicord IV, Rolleicord Vb, Mamiya C220f Rolleiflex Series E 3.5 Planar version 1<a
http://flickr.com/photos/funwithcameras
http://funwithcameras.blogspot.com
  Reply With Quote

Old 12-17-2017   #643
Uncle Bill
Registered User
 
Uncle Bill's Avatar
 
Uncle Bill is offline
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Oakville (somewhere west of Toronto) Ontario, Canada
Posts: 1,023
In the meantime here's a shot of my black SRT 101 and chrome SRT 102.

Minolta SRT101 by Bill Smith, on Flickr

Minolta SRT 102 by Bill Smith, on Flickr
__________________
Leica M3 and M4-2, incoming Canon P. Medium Format: Rolleicord IV, Rolleicord Vb, Mamiya C220f Rolleiflex Series E 3.5 Planar version 1<a
http://flickr.com/photos/funwithcameras
http://funwithcameras.blogspot.com
  Reply With Quote

Old 12-17-2017   #644
Nokton48
Registered User
 
Nokton48's Avatar
 
Nokton48 is offline
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 5,015
Quote:
Originally Posted by driver View Post
Just put a roll of Kodak Gold in my 303.
I assume turning off the meter will become second nature after a while.
This is a great thread!
Or put the lens cap on and it won't further deplete the battery.
__________________
“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”
― Mark Twain
  Reply With Quote

Old 12-17-2017   #645
Nokton48
Registered User
 
Nokton48's Avatar
 
Nokton48 is offline
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 5,015
Quote:
Originally Posted by Uncle Bill View Post
In the meantime here's a shot of my black SRT 101 and chrome SRT 102.

Minolta SRT101 by Bill Smith, on Flickr
Minolta SRT 102 by Bill Smith, on Flickr
Uncle Bill,

Those are truly beauties. Two of the best of the best. A black 101 and the 102.
__________________
“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”
― Mark Twain
  Reply With Quote

Old 12-18-2017   #646
Nokton48
Registered User
 
Nokton48's Avatar
 
Nokton48 is offline
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 5,015
OK Here is the type of lens that is coming to me. It is going to have to be rebuilt, it has some problems. The original 100mm F2 Rokkor (not MC) from 1961.

100mm F2 Rokkor 2 by Nokton48, on Flickr
__________________
“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”
― Mark Twain
  Reply With Quote

Old 12-18-2017   #647
Nokton48
Registered User
 
Nokton48's Avatar
 
Nokton48 is offline
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 5,015
And here (from the internet) is an example of what you can do with the 100mm F2 Rokkor.

Some call this lens "the Bokeh Monster".


100mm F2 Rokkor 3 by Nokton48, on Flickr
__________________
“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”
― Mark Twain
  Reply With Quote

Old 12-18-2017   #648
gnuyork
Registered User
 
gnuyork is offline
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Marietta, GA
Posts: 672
I have the 201 passed down to me from my dad, even though I have not used it since my college days when I borrowed it from him. Coincidentally, I just purchased some wein cells for it, thinking about firing it back up soon. It's been sitting on the shelf because I have been more focused (pun intended) on my M6 and now also a Rolleiflex.
  Reply With Quote

Old 12-20-2017   #649
Uncle Bill
Registered User
 
Uncle Bill's Avatar
 
Uncle Bill is offline
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Oakville (somewhere west of Toronto) Ontario, Canada
Posts: 1,023
Camera: Minolta SRT 102, MC Rokkor 58 f1.4 lens.
Film: Kodak Tri-X400 @1600, Xtol Stock.

I really love this lens.

The Grainary on Water St by Bill Smith, on Flickr

Thomas St. Historical Houses by Bill Smith, on Flickr

Snow Covered Shoreline by Bill Smith, on Flickr

All shot in Oakville Ontario Canada last weekend.
__________________
Leica M3 and M4-2, incoming Canon P. Medium Format: Rolleicord IV, Rolleicord Vb, Mamiya C220f Rolleiflex Series E 3.5 Planar version 1<a
http://flickr.com/photos/funwithcameras
http://funwithcameras.blogspot.com
  Reply With Quote

Old 12-21-2017   #650
Nokton48
Registered User
 
Nokton48's Avatar
 
Nokton48 is offline
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 5,015
This wonderful 1961 vintage 100mm F2 Rokkor was gifted to me. It has cleaned up nicely, I unscrewed the groups, and the glass is now clean and close to perfect. The helical is nice and smooth, but the diaphragm doesn't function, so it's it's an F2 only lens right now. But WOW is it beautiful to look through. And it is a highly desired Cult Lens, I will get it CLA'ed so I can also use it with film. Merry Christmas to me

100mm F2 Rokkor on Nex 3 by Nokton48, on Flickr
__________________
“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”
― Mark Twain
  Reply With Quote

Old 12-21-2017   #651
Nokton48
Registered User
 
Nokton48's Avatar
 
Nokton48 is offline
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 5,015
And for some more eye candy from Minolta, here is an original SRT era lens I have my eye on (since I was seventeen years old LOL).

The 80cm F8 RF Rokkor, one of the longest Rokkors in the SRT system. Not a common lens at all. This one looks to be in collector quality. And it is an SRT-vintage lens.

80 cm Rokkor RF SRT Vintage by Nokton48, on Flickr

Still looking for one at a good price.
__________________
“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”
― Mark Twain
  Reply With Quote

Old 12-23-2017   #652
Nokton48
Registered User
 
Nokton48's Avatar
 
Nokton48 is offline
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 5,015
100mm F2 Rokkor 4 by Nokton48, on Flickr

The outer front casing had come off. Turns out it is left-threaded, not righty-tighty! Unscrewed the tiny grub screws, and fitted it back together. Found a 62mm filter to protect the front, and ordered a generic 62mm rubber hood, and generic lens cap, from China. Total of $3.

I want the original Minolta Hood for this lens. Shown above on my lowly Sony Nex-3.
__________________
“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”
― Mark Twain
  Reply With Quote

Old 12-23-2017   #653
Pentode
Registered User
 
Pentode's Avatar
 
Pentode is offline
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Posts: 173
Lucked into some Minolta goodness this year:
Toward the end of last summer I grabbed a black XD-11 at a flea market for $60. It’s just about pristine. Hardly a scratch anywhere. It came with a very clean MD 50/1.7 (my 3rd, I think). My main shooter since about 1994 has been a very worn chrome XD-11 so I’m very happy to have a nice, clean backup. I put in fresh batteries and it fired right up.

As if that wasn’t fortunate enough, an old friend, knowing my fondness for all things Minolta, gave me his old outfit last week. Another 50/1.7 (of course... that makes 4), a nice, clean 35 and a 70-210 zoom all backed up by an X-370. Not a body I would have sought out, but a very capable body nonetheless. I’m sure I’ll have fun shooting it despite it’s rather plastic-y appearance.

I also spied my father’s SRT-101, which he’s had since the 70s, sitting unused in a closet last time I visited. I haven’t asked him for it yet, but soon... It will enjoy the company of my SRT-202 and in my fleet it will actually get used.

All this comes after a long stint with my RFs, so it’s rekindled my Minolta jones. ...and a strong desire for an 85mm! I might even look to replace the XK I parted with years ago
  Reply With Quote

Old 08-04-2018   #654
Uncle Bill
Registered User
 
Uncle Bill's Avatar
 
Uncle Bill is offline
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Oakville (somewhere west of Toronto) Ontario, Canada
Posts: 1,023
Camera: SRT 101, MC Rokkor 55 f1.7 lens.
Film: Kodak Tri-X 400, Xtol 1+1.

Dufferin and Queen Two by Bill Smith, on Flickr

Safe House Coffee by Bill Smith, on Flickr

Elite Plumbing Supply_ by Bill Smith, on Flickr

Pretty good for an almost 50-year-old camera.
__________________
Leica M3 and M4-2, incoming Canon P. Medium Format: Rolleicord IV, Rolleicord Vb, Mamiya C220f Rolleiflex Series E 3.5 Planar version 1<a
http://flickr.com/photos/funwithcameras
http://funwithcameras.blogspot.com
  Reply With Quote

Old 08-04-2018   #655
Uncle Bill
Registered User
 
Uncle Bill's Avatar
 
Uncle Bill is offline
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Oakville (somewhere west of Toronto) Ontario, Canada
Posts: 1,023
Camera: SRT 101, MC Rokkor X 28 f2.8 lens.
Film: Kodak Tri-X 400, Xtol 1+1.

Pampered Old Pick Up by Bill Smith, on Flickr

Apartment Front Entrace Bike Parking by Bill Smith, on Flickr

Galley Food Market II by Bill Smith, on Flickr
__________________
Leica M3 and M4-2, incoming Canon P. Medium Format: Rolleicord IV, Rolleicord Vb, Mamiya C220f Rolleiflex Series E 3.5 Planar version 1<a
http://flickr.com/photos/funwithcameras
http://funwithcameras.blogspot.com
  Reply With Quote

Old 08-12-2018   #656
Uncle Bill
Registered User
 
Uncle Bill's Avatar
 
Uncle Bill is offline
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Oakville (somewhere west of Toronto) Ontario, Canada
Posts: 1,023
Camera: Minolta SRT 101, MC Rokkor 50 f1.4 lens.
Film: Cinestill 50D


Drum on the Wall by Bill Smith, on Flickr


Dundas Looking West_ by Bill Smith, on Flickr
__________________
Leica M3 and M4-2, incoming Canon P. Medium Format: Rolleicord IV, Rolleicord Vb, Mamiya C220f Rolleiflex Series E 3.5 Planar version 1<a
http://flickr.com/photos/funwithcameras
http://funwithcameras.blogspot.com
  Reply With Quote

Old 09-14-2018   #657
Uncle Bill
Registered User
 
Uncle Bill's Avatar
 
Uncle Bill is offline
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Oakville (somewhere west of Toronto) Ontario, Canada
Posts: 1,023
Camera: Minolta SRT202, MD Rokkor X 50 f1.7 lens.
Film: Kodak Portra 400


Waiting to Cross Broadview by Bill Smith, on Flickr


Temple of Great Coffee by Bill Smith, on Flickr


Broadview and Queen in the Rain by Bill Smith, on Flickr


Riverside Leslieville Border by Bill Smith, on Flickr
__________________
Leica M3 and M4-2, incoming Canon P. Medium Format: Rolleicord IV, Rolleicord Vb, Mamiya C220f Rolleiflex Series E 3.5 Planar version 1<a
http://flickr.com/photos/funwithcameras
http://funwithcameras.blogspot.com
  Reply With Quote

Old 09-14-2018   #658
Nokton48
Registered User
 
Nokton48's Avatar
 
Nokton48 is offline
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 5,015
Speaking of Minolta XK/XM, I just ordered a Hugostudios tan cover for mine. Should be very cool.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Minolta-XM-...53.m1438.l2649
__________________
“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”
― Mark Twain
  Reply With Quote

Old 09-23-2018   #659
Nokton48
Registered User
 
Nokton48's Avatar
 
Nokton48 is offline
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 5,015
HugoStudios Tan Morocco XK (2) by Nokton48, on Flickr


My XK with new HugoStudios Tan Moroccan leather covering. I like it!
Camera shown with 85mm F1.7 MC Rokkor and dedicated Minolta hood.

The XK body styling and advance lever is very SRT-like. I like that.
__________________
“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”
― Mark Twain
  Reply With Quote

Old 02-06-2019   #660
Nokton48
Registered User
 
Nokton48's Avatar
 
Nokton48 is offline
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 5,015
I've retired now and have time to play, so dusting off the Minoltas and will get some good use out of them! Time to respool more rolls of Eastman 5222 Double-X

So what's going on Guys? What's new with your Minoltas?
__________________
“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”
― Mark Twain
  Reply With Quote

Old 02-06-2019   #661
Sumarongi
Registered Vaudevillain
 
Sumarongi's Avatar
 
Sumarongi is offline
Join Date: Feb 2018
Posts: 570
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nokton48 View Post
So what's going on Guys? What's new with your Minoltas?
I haven't forgotten them, I've just (more-or-less) repaired my MC ROKKOR-PF 1:1.4 f=58mm that has had a little accident and has now a bent filter thread and no click-stops anymore, but is still a very very fine lens
__________________
**Any feature is a bug unless it can be turned off.** (Daniel Bell Heuer's Law.)
  Reply With Quote

Old 02-06-2019   #662
CMur12
Registered User
 
CMur12 is offline
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Moses Lake, Washington, USA
Age: 67
Posts: 975
I love this thread!

I've long loved the SR-Ts. I came back to the States from Europe in 1981 (the last year for the SR-T line) and I wanted to buy an SR-T 201, but I had to get a job and take care of necessities first. Then the camera was discontinued. A couple of years later, I bought a used SR-T, but it was too worn and loose in the lens mount, so I sent it back.

In 1984, Tall's Camera in Seattle (I live in Washington) found a forgotten cache of new SR-T 201s in a warehouse and offered them for sale. So, I was able to buy a brand new SR-T 201 in 1984, with warranty and everything.

Since then, I've picked up an early black-dial 101, an early 102 with MLU (mirror lock-up), and two X-570s with winders. I also have a nice range of MC and MD primes. Though I'm more into medium format now, this is my main 35mm line and it is calling to me. (I also have a couple of old M42 Pentaxes with Super Takumars and Super Multi-Coated Takumars that have caught my attention again recently.)

My lenses:

28mm 2.8, late MC W.Rokkor-X
35mm 2.8, early MC W.Rokkor-HG

50mm 1.4, late MC Rokkor-PG
50mm 1.7, late MC Rokkor-X PF
50mm 1.7, late MD Minolta (x2)
50mm 3.5, late MC Macro Rokkor Celtic, with 1:1 extension tube
58mm 1.4, early MC Rokkor-PF

85mm 1.7, early MD Rokkor-X
100mm 2.5, early MC Tele-Rokkor-PF
135mm 2.8, early MD Tele-Rokkor-X
135mm 3.5 QD, early MC Rokkor
200mm 4.0, late MD Minolta

- Murray
__________________
Still shooting film: Medium Format with assorted TLRs; 35mm with manual-focus Minolta SLRs and a Canonet.
  Reply With Quote

Old 02-07-2019   #663
WJJ3
Registered User
 
WJJ3's Avatar
 
WJJ3 is offline
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Niseko
Posts: 610
Quote:
Originally Posted by CMur12 View Post

In 1984, Tall's Camera in Seattle (I live in Washington) found a forgotten cache of new SR-T 201s in a warehouse and offered them for sale. So, I was able to buy a brand new SR-T 201 in 1984, with warranty and everything.
Very cool! I think I remember that shop. Wasn't it on 4th and Stewart?
__________________
Happy Shooting!
~Will

Flickr
  Reply With Quote

Old 02-07-2019   #664
WJJ3
Registered User
 
WJJ3's Avatar
 
WJJ3 is offline
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Niseko
Posts: 610
This is a new addition to my Minolta collection since I last visited this thread:


__________________
Happy Shooting!
~Will

Flickr
  Reply With Quote

Old 02-07-2019   #665
Huss
Registered User
 
Huss is offline
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Venice, CA
Posts: 6,615
Quote:
Originally Posted by WJJ3 View Post
This is a new addition to my Minolta collection since I last visited this thread:
Great looking set up!
  Reply With Quote

Old 02-07-2019   #666
DennisM
Registered User
 
DennisM is offline
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nokton48 View Post
WOW this thread has been dormant for quite a while. Time to revive it.

What's going on with Minolta out there, you Guys? I know you are out there!

I've got a lens coming that has got me totally stoked. I will provide more details when I receive it. I'm truly excited about getting this item.
Minolta seems to get lost in all the praise of Nikon, Canon, et al. I believe that the SR-T series of cameras and period lenses are very much underrated. My first camera was a new SR-T 101, and I've since acquired several more. The 100mm f/2.5 Rokkor c is among the sharpest lenses I 've ever used/owned. Pop in a C.R.I.S adapter and a Silver oxide 392 cell, and the camera thinks that an original mercury cell is installed. Rugged and dependable.
  Reply With Quote

Old 02-07-2019   #667
Nokton48
Registered User
 
Nokton48's Avatar
 
Nokton48 is offline
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 5,015
OK; Things are waking up! Keep 'em coming Guys!

001 by Nokton48, on Flickr

DSC04450 (1) by Nokton48, on Flickr


I still have all of these cameras and lenses, plus a LOT more stuff. These bodies are totally reliable, and the Rokkor glass is what I prefer. And this equipment is cost effective and easy to secure and repair. Nothing not to like, really. I sold all my Leicas and RF Canons, and I still don't miss them!
__________________
“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”
― Mark Twain
  Reply With Quote

Old 02-07-2019   #668
robert blu
quiet photographer
 
robert blu's Avatar
 
robert blu is offline
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Italy
Age: 70
Posts: 5,611
This thread reminds me that yes, I had almost forgotten my 101 !
Time to let this camera work!

robert

__________________
Remember: today is the Day !
from Ruth Bernhard recipe for a long and happy life

my quiet photographer's blog

My RFF photos and my albums on RFF
  Reply With Quote

Old 02-07-2019   #669
CMur12
Registered User
 
CMur12 is offline
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Moses Lake, Washington, USA
Age: 67
Posts: 975
Quote:
Originally Posted by WJJ3 View Post
This is a new addition to my Minolta collection since I last visited this thread:



Beautiful kit, Will! I would love to have a black-body SR-T, and that one appears to be in incredibly like-new condition. My favorite lens is the 85mm 1.7, which looks like it must share a casing with the 58mm 1.2.

Regarding the location of Tall's Camera in Seattle (from your previous post), I don't remember the address. It was in downtown Seattle. I made my order by phone and the camera was mailed to me.


- Murray
__________________
Still shooting film: Medium Format with assorted TLRs; 35mm with manual-focus Minolta SLRs and a Canonet.
  Reply With Quote

Old 02-07-2019   #670
Nokton48
Registered User
 
Nokton48's Avatar
 
Nokton48 is offline
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 5,015
Johnny Depp will be portraying W. Eugene Smith in the upcoming film "Minamata". I finally found a good copy years ago and have recently reread this masterpiece of photojournalism.

Corporate Goons smashed all of Smith's cameras, then picked him up and threw him headlong against a concrete wall. The Chairman of Minolta presented Smith with a complete set of SRTs and lenses, in regards to this incident, so he could continue his work.

Looking forward to seeing this film. And Good on Minolta!

See the article here:
https://kosmofoto.com/2019/02/johnny...C3l3L1m1D0XTNc

Johnny is packin' a black SRT-101
__________________
“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”
― Mark Twain
  Reply With Quote

Old 02-07-2019   #671
CMur12
Registered User
 
CMur12 is offline
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Moses Lake, Washington, USA
Age: 67
Posts: 975
Quote:
Originally Posted by DennisM View Post
Minolta seems to get lost in all the praise of Nikon, Canon, et al. I believe that the SR-T series of cameras and period lenses are very much underrated. My first camera was a new SR-T 101, and I've since acquired several more. The 100mm f/2.5 Rokkor c is among the sharpest lenses I 've ever used/owned. Pop in a C.R.I.S adapter and a Silver oxide 392 cell, and the camera thinks that an original mercury cell is installed. Rugged and dependable.
Dennis, which version of the 100mm 2.5 lens are you referring to (the MC version with 6 elements or the MD version with 5 and more advanced lens coating)?

- Murray
__________________
Still shooting film: Medium Format with assorted TLRs; 35mm with manual-focus Minolta SLRs and a Canonet.
  Reply With Quote

Old 02-07-2019   #672
gnuyork
Registered User
 
gnuyork is offline
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Marietta, GA
Posts: 672
I can't remember if I posted on this thread already, but I have the SRT 201 that was my dad's and he gave it to me a few years ago. I borrowed it for my photo classes in college many years ago. it's a great camera.

This was taken with the camera and the 50mm 1.7 lens... If I recall, it was PlusX developed in D76...

  Reply With Quote

Old 02-09-2019   #673
Nokton48
Registered User
 
Nokton48's Avatar
 
Nokton48 is offline
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 5,015
Minolta SRT 100 and 202 by Nokton48, on Flickr

Two of my favorite "shooters". My green Kangaroo skin covered SRT-100 (my first modern SLR purchased new in 1974) and my Griptac covered SRT-202. The TomA softie and the black hairtie finish off each of my cameras. No more pictures of the inside of my camera bag!
These straps are cloth RF Voigtlanders, I also REALLY like the Domke 2" Gripper Straps (in black).

The 100mm F2.5 MC Rokkor is an absolutely amazing good lens. Best I have found period. And the 21mm MC is a cult legend with floating front element. Rokkor lenses Rock!
__________________
“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”
― Mark Twain
  Reply With Quote

Old 02-09-2019   #674
Nokton48
Registered User
 
Nokton48's Avatar
 
Nokton48 is offline
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 5,015

Minolta SR-M #11 by Nokton48, on Flickr

There is something about this one that makes me snicker. Reminds me of "Star Wars".

Motorized Minolta SR-M, 85mm F1.7 MC Rokkor, XX Eastman Movie Film, Microdol-X
__________________
“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”
― Mark Twain
  Reply With Quote

Old 02-09-2019   #675
Nokton48
Registered User
 
Nokton48's Avatar
 
Nokton48 is offline
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 5,015
Minolta SRT #12 LS2000 by Nokton48, on Flickr

The 35mm F1.7 MC Rokkor is also as good as it gets in my book. This lens replaced my 35mm F2 V2 Leitz Summicron. I don't miss it.

Eastman XX Movie Film, Microdol-X


Minolta SRT #15 LS2000 by Nokton48, on Flickr

85mm F1.7 MC Rokkor, XX Eastman Movie Film, Microdol-X. This lens replaced my 85mm F1.5 RF Canon Uber Speed lens. Don't miss it, either.
__________________
“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”
― Mark Twain
  Reply With Quote

Old 02-09-2019   #676
Nokton48
Registered User
 
Nokton48's Avatar
 
Nokton48 is offline
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 5,015
100 cm Rokkor Lens 2 by Nokton48, on Flickr

The rarest SRT era lens by far, is the 100 cm F6.3 RF Rokkor. I have had my eye out for one of these for decades. Extremely few were made. Most I have seen are not in good condition. This one is of SRT vintage. At F6.3 this one would be useful for actual photography!
__________________
“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”
― Mark Twain
  Reply With Quote

Old 02-09-2019   #677
CMur12
Registered User
 
CMur12 is offline
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Moses Lake, Washington, USA
Age: 67
Posts: 975
Nokton48, I like that "Star Wars" shot, too!

My understanding is that early 85mm 1.7 MC lenses had a thorium or other radioactive element, while late MC and MD lenses were reformulated without it. Which is your lens?

My 85mm 1.7 is one of the last, an early MD, but with the mechanical goodness of the MC line. This is my favorite of all of my Minolta primes. I'm seeing, however, that I need to give my largely overlooked 100mm 2.5 early MC some love.

- Murray
__________________
Still shooting film: Medium Format with assorted TLRs; 35mm with manual-focus Minolta SLRs and a Canonet.
  Reply With Quote

Old 02-09-2019   #678
Nokton48
Registered User
 
Nokton48's Avatar
 
Nokton48 is offline
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 5,015
001 by Nokton48, on Flickr

When I want a rangefinder-like photo buzz, I take out my 21mm F4 Rokkor with SRT Optical Finder. This lens replaced my 21mm F3.4 Leitz Super Angulon, and I don't miss it (well, ok occasionally so......) But this one does the job beautifully and did not break the bank. The lens hood is a later vintage MD 20mm F2.8 Rokkor hood. I have this big thing for Minolta hoods. This is a beautiful combo.

Can shoot one handed with this at 3.5 FPS with the SR-M. This lens requires a mirror-up camera body.
__________________
“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”
― Mark Twain
  Reply With Quote

Old 02-09-2019   #679
Nokton48
Registered User
 
Nokton48's Avatar
 
Nokton48 is offline
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 5,015
002 by Nokton48, on Flickr

I need to make this SR-M 250 Exposure Back Operational. I bought it as new, in the box, never used! Over the years the lubes inside it have stiffened up, so it works intermittently. If it jams up, I just lightly tap it on the table, and it starts up again.

Also the light traps and inner foam have deteriorated and needs to be replaced. Those foam strips are going to have to be VERY long This can all be sorted out.
__________________
“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”
― Mark Twain
  Reply With Quote

Old 02-09-2019   #680
Nokton48
Registered User
 
Nokton48's Avatar
 
Nokton48 is offline
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 5,015
Quote:
Originally Posted by CMur12 View Post
Nokton48, I like that "Star Wars" shot, too!
My understanding is that early 85mm 1.7 MC lenses had a thorium or other radioactive element, while late MC and MD lenses were reformulated without it. Which is your lens?- Murray
Mine is a MC Rokkor-PF, these started production in 1970. Serial Number is 2509981 if that helps. I do not see any yellowish cast, so not sure if this is a thorium lens? It is one of my favorite take around lenses. 35mm and 85mm

Has typical excellent MC Rokkor build quality. I have the 85mm F1.7 MC dedicated Minolta hood on it. I've tried to get the correct original Minolta hoods for all my lenses, and Minolta filters, too. Only one I can't find is the 58mm F1.2 dedicated hood; Those tend to go for really -BIG- bucks and are extremely rare and collectible. I'm not paying $300-$400 for a lens hood! Well OK, I did that with Canon RF but that's a different animal........... And I sold it
__________________
“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”
― Mark Twain
  Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 12:45.


vBulletin skin developed by: eXtremepixels
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

All content on this site is Copyright Protected and owned by its respective owner. You may link to content on this site but you may not reproduce any of it in whole or part without written consent from its owner.