The slowest Minolta 200mm lens

This is a somewhat rare find: a Minolta Tele Rokkor-QE 200mm 1:5. The lens doesn’t have an automatic diaphragm and wide-open it’s only f/5, thus keeping the price lower. It was introduced in 1964 and so it wasn’t Minolta’s first 200mm: in 1960 Minolta brought the more expensive Auto Tele Rokkor-QF 200mm 1:3.5. In the price list shown at Dennis Lohmann’s site the 200/5 is listed for $119.50 vs. $199.50 for the Auto 200/3.5.

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Minolta zoom lenses

Last week I was able to acquire the less common version of the Minolta MD Zoom 35-70mm 1:3.5, the plain MD version without the macro setting and a closest focussing distance of 1m, which explains why this version wasn’t very popular: 1m is inconveniently long, especially for use at a 35mm focal length.

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Lenses added

Two lenses have been added to my collection and therefore to my Minolta lenses website and the lenses galleries, click on the pictures below to go there.

Minolta MD Macro Rokkor 50mm 1:3.5
Minolta MC W.Rokkor-HG 35mm 1:2.8
Minolta MC W.Rokkor-HG 35mm 1:2.8