MC FISH-EYE ROKKOR(-X) 7.5 4 22 12 8 fixed 68x63 360 1975 MC-X 501 (-3xx) Built-in Filters: 1A-FLD-Y52-R60-80B-85
MD FISH-EYE ROKKOR(-X) 22 12 8 fixed 68x63 360 1977 MD I 501-508 (-708)
MD FISH-EYE ROKKOR(-X) 22 12 8 fixed 68x63 360 1978 MD II
MD FISH-EYE ROKKOR(-X) 22 12 8 fixed 68x63 360 1978 MD II Built-in Filters: Normal-FLD-Y52-R60-B12-A12
MD FISH-EYE 22 12 8 fixed 68x63 355 1982 MD III 501-8xx
Leitz Photar BELLOWS
12.5
1.9 8 4 4 25,5x12,5 30 1974 502 Leitz lens adapted via M-Adapter, sold through Leitz dealers
BELLOWS MICRO ROKKOR(-X) 2 16 4 4 33x23,5 40 1980 MD II 502-500 (-700)  
BELLOWS MICRO 16 4 4 33x23,5 40 1981 MD III 502-800  
MC FISH-EYE ROKKOR-OK 16 2.8 16 11 8 0.3/1 73x63 445 1969 MC II 608 Built-in Filters: 1A, Y48, 80B, O56
MC FISH-EYE ROKKOR(-X) (OK) 16 11 8 0.3/1 70.6x63.5 440 1973 MC-X 608-206 (-306)
MD FISH-EYE ROKKOR(-X) 22 11 8 0.3/1 70.5x63.5 440 1977 MD I 608-5xx (-7xx) Built-in Filters: 1A-Y52-80B-O56
MD FISH-EYE ROKKOR(-X) 22 11 8 0.3/1 70.5x63.5 440 1978 MD II
MD FISH-EYE ROKKOR(-X) 22 10 7 0.25/1 64.5x43 256 1980 MD II 683-1xx (-3xx) Built-in Filters: Normal-Y52-B12-R60
MD FISH-EYE 22 10 7 0.25/1 64.5x43 265 1981 MD III 683-808
MC W.ROKKOR(-X) 17 4 16 11 9 72 0.25/1 75x53 330 1975 MC-X 611 (-3xx)  
MD W.ROKKOR(-X) 22 11 9 72 0.25/1 75x53 330 1977 MD I 611-5xx (-7xx)  
MD W.ROKKOR(-X) 22 11 9 72 0.25/1 75x53 330 1977 MD II  
MD 22 11 9 72 0.25/1 75x53 325 1981 MD III 611-808  
UW.ROKKOR-PG 18 9.5 22 7 5 (37.5) bayonet fixed 59x41 230 1966 SR 601 or 60Y  
MD W.ROKKOR(-X) 20 2.8 22 10 9 55 clamp-on 0.25/1 64.5x43.5 240 1977 MD I 515-118 (-318)  
MD W.ROKKOR(-X) 22 10 9 55 clamp-on 0.25/1 64.5x43.5 240 1978 MD II  
MD 22 10 9 55 clip-in 0.25/1 64x43.5 240 1981 MD III 515-810  
MC W.ROKKOR-NL 21 2.8 16 12 9 72 clamp-on 0.25/1 75x67 510 1971 MC II 609  
MC W.ROKKOR(-X) (NL) 16 12 9 72 clamp-on 0.25/1 75x66.9 515 1973 MC-X 609-216 (-316)  

W.ROKKOR-QH 4 16 8 4 55 0.9/3 60x20 166 1963 SR 510 auxillary finder for eye piece
W.ROKKOR-PI 4.5 16 9 5 55 0.9/3 60x20 170 1962 SR 513
MC W.ROKKOR(-X) SI 24 2.8 16 9 7 55 screw-in 0.3/1 62.2x50 395 1973 MC-X 610 (-316)  
MC W.ROKKOR(-X) 16 9 7 55 screw-in 0.3/1 62.2x50 275 1975 MC-X ?  
MD W.ROKKOR(-X) 22 9 7 55 screw-in 0.3/1 65x50 275 1977 MD I 610-5xx (-7xx) cylindrical ring with DOF scale
MD W.ROKKOR(-X) 22 9 7 55 screw-in 0.3/1 65x50 275 1978 MD II
MD W.ROKKOR(-X) 22 9 7 55 screw-in 0.3/1 64x49 215 1978 MD II 684-110 (-310) conical ring with DOF scale
MD 22 8 8 49 clip-in 0.25 64x39 200 1981 MD III 684-510  
MC VFC ROKKOR(-X) VFC
24
2.8 16 9 7 55 screw-in 0.3/1 67x50 325 1975 MC-X 615 (-3xx)  
MD VFC ROKKOR(-X) 22 9 7 55 screw-in 0.3/1 67x50.5 340 1977 MD I 615-5xx (-7xx)  
MD VFC ROKKOR(-X) 22 9 7 55 screw-in 0.3/1 67x50.5 340 1978 MD II  
MD VFC 22 9 7 55 clip-in 0.3/1 64.5x50.5 340 1982 MD III 615-818  
Leitz Photar BELLOWS
25
2.5 16 6 4 28x15,5 50 1974 503 Leitz lens adapted via M-Adapter, sold through Leitz dealers

BELLOWS MICRO ROKKOR(-X) 16 6 4 33,5x17 40 1980 MD II 503-500 (-700)  

BELLOWS MICRO 16 6 4 33,5x17 40 1981 MD III 503-800  
MC W.ROKKOR(-X) 28 2 16 10 9 55 screw-in 0.3/1 65.5x61 340 1975 MC-X 504 (-3xx)  
MD W.ROKKOR(-X) 22 10 9 55 screw-in 0.3/1 65.5x61 340 1977 MD I 504-5xx (-7xx)  
MD W.ROKKOR(-X) 22 10 9 55 screw-in 0.3/1 65.5x61 340 1978 MD II  
MD 22 9 9 49 clip-in 0.3/1 64x50 265 1981 MD III 687-110  
MC W.ROKKOR-SI 2.5 16 9 7 55 screw-in 0.5/1.5 64x61 340 1969 MC I 607  
MC W.ROKKOR-SI 16 9 7 55 screw-in 0.5/1.5 64x61 340 1970 MC II 607-018  
MC W.ROKKOR(-X) (SI) 16 9 7 55 screw-in 0.5/1.5 65.8x61.5 350 1973 MC-X 607-216 (-316)  
MC W.ROKKOR(-X) 2.8 16 7 7 55 screw-in 0.3/1 64.5x43.5 240 1974 MC-X 505-018 (-318)  
MC MINOLTA CELTIC 16 7 7 55 0.3/1 64.5x43.5 240 1975 MC Ce 618  
MD W.ROKKOR(-X) 22 7 7 55 screw-in 0.3/1 64.5x43.5 240 1977 MD I 505-5xx (-7xx) cylindrical ring with DOF scale
MD MINOLTA CELTIC 22 7 7 55 0.3/1 64.5x43.5 240 1977 MD Ce 505-6xx
MD W.ROKKOR(-X) 22 7 7 49 screw-in 0.3/1 64x43.5 180 1978 MD II 590-110 (-310) conical ring with DOF scale
MD MINOLTA CELTIC 22 7 7 49 0.3/1 64x43.5 180 1978 MD Ce 590-2xx
MD 22 7 7 49 clip-in 0.3/1 64x43 185 1981 MD III 590-810  
MD 22 5 5 49 clip-in 0.3/1 64x43 185 1983 MD III 590-910  
AUTO W.ROKKOR-SG 3.5 16 7 7 67 D70KA 0.6/2 70x50 345 1963 AR II 512  
MC W.ROKKOR-SG 16 7 7 67 D70KA 0.6/2 70x50 350 1966 MC I 612  
MC W.ROKKOR-SG 16 7 7 55 D55ND 0.6/2 63x45 245 1968 MC I 604  
MC W.ROKKOR-SG 16 7 7 55 D55ND 0.6/2 63x45 245 1970 MC II 604-118  
MC W.ROKKOR (SG) 16 7 7 55 screw-in 0.6/2 63.4x45 260 1973 MC-X 604-216/-316 F-stop index: dot; focus index: triangle
MC MINOLTA CELTIC 16 7 7 55 screw-in 0.6/2 63x45 260 1974 MC Ce 511  
MC W.ROKKOR 16 5 5 55 screw-in 0.3/1 64.5x41.5 220 1975 MC-X 616-2xx no ROKKOR-X version; F-stop & focus index: diamond
MD W.ROKKOR 22 5 5 55 screw-in 0.3/1 64.5x41.5 195 1977 MD I 616-5xx no ROKKOR-X version
MD W.ROKKOR 22 5 5 49 screw-in 0.3/1 64x40.5 160 1978 MD II 591-1xx
MD 22 5 5 49 clip-in 0.3/1 64x40 170 1981 MD III 591-810  
MC W.ROKKOR-HH 35 1.8 16 8 6 55 screw-in 0.3/1 66x68 420 1968 MC I 605  
MC W.ROKKOR-HH 16 8 6 55 screw-in 0.3/1 66x68 420 1970 MC II 605-018  
MC W.ROKKOR(-X) (HH) 16 8 6 55 screw-in 0.3/1 65.8x67.6 415 1973 MC-X 605-216 (-316)  
MD W.ROKKOR(-X) 22 8 6 49 screw-in 0.3/1 64x48 235 1978 MD II 605-5xx (-7xx)  
MD 22 8 6 49 clip-in 0.3/1 64x48 240 1981 MD III 605-810  
AUTO W.ROKKOR-HG 2.8 22 7 6 55 D57KC 0.25/0.85 63x53 300 1959 AR I 507 or LWD  
AUTO W.ROKKOR-HG 16 7 6 55 D57KC 0.4/1.25 63x53 315 1962 AR II 509 or LWD-B  
AUTO W.ROKKOR-HG 16 7 6 52 D54KC 0.4/1.25 60x45 205 1965 AR C 519 or LWD-C or 51T  
MC W.ROKKOR-HG 16 7 6 52 screw-in 0.4/1.25 63x45 210 1966 MC I 619 or 61T  
MC W.ROKKOR-HG 16 7 6 52 screw-in 0.4/1.25 63x45 210 1970 MC II 619-118  
MC W.ROKKOR(-X) (HG) 16 7 6 55 screw-in 0.4/1.25 63.4x45 240 1973 MC-X 619-216 (-316)  
MC MINOLTA CELTIC 16 7 6 55 0.4/1.25 63x45.3 240 1974 MC Ce 506  
MC W.ROKKOR(-X) 16 5 5 55 screw-in 0.3/1 64.5x41.5 220 1975 MC-X 614-018 (-318)  
MC MINOLTA CELTIC 16 5 5 55 0.3/1 64.5x41.5 220 1975 MC Ce 514  
MD W.ROKKOR(-X) 22 5 5 55 screw-in 0.3/1 64.5x41.5 205 1977 MD I 614-5xx (-7xx)  
MD MINOLTA CELTIC 22 5 5 55 0.3/1 64.5x41.5 220 1977 MD Ce 614-6xx  
MD W.ROKKOR(-X) 22 5 5 49 screw-in 0.3/1 64x38.5 165 1978 MD II 592-110 (-310)  
MD MINOLTA CELTIC 22 5 5 49 0.3/1 64x38.5 165 1978 MD Ce 592-200  
MD 22 5 5 49 clip-in 0.3/1 64x38 170 1981 MD III 592-810  
W.ROKKOR-QE 4 22 5 4 55 D57KC 0.4/1.25 62x36 210 1960 SR 508 or LWE  
W.ROKKOR-QE 22 5 4 52 D54KC 0.4/1.25 60x34 182 1965 SR C 518 or 51L  
SHIFT CA ROKKOR(-X) SHIFTCA
35
2.8 22 9 7 55 screw-in 0.3/1 83.5x71.5 560 1976 MC-X 613-018 (-318)  
SHIFT CA 22 9 7 55 screw-in 0.3/1 83.5x71.5 555 1977 MD I 613-xxx (-310)  
SHIFT CA 22 9 7 55 screw-in 0.3/1 83.5x71.5 555 1978 MD II  
SHIFT CA 22 9 7 55 screw-in 0.3/1 83.5x71.5 555 1982 MD III 613-810  
MD ROKKOR(-X) 45 2 16 6 5 49 screw-in 0.6/2 64x30.5 125 1978 MD II 588-100 (-300)  
ROKKOR-TD 2.8 16 4 3 46 D46NA 0.9/— 64x17 130 1964 AR C 531 m focus scale
ROKKOR-TD 16 4 3 46 D46NA —/3 64x17 130 1964 AR C 531-2xx ft focus scale
MD ROKKOR(-X) 50 1.2 16 7 6 55 screw-in 0.45/1.5 65.5x46.5 315 1978 MD II 589-1xx (-3xx)  
MD 16 7 6 55 clip-in 0.45/1.5 65x46 310 1981 MD III 589-800  
MC ROKKOR(-X) PG 1.4 16 7 5 55 screw-in 0.5/1.75 65.2x46 305 1973 MC-X 521-xxx (-300)  
MD ROKKOR(-X) 16 7 5 55 screw-in 0.45/1.5 64x40 245 1977 MD I 2521-1xx (-3xx)  
MD ROKKOR(-X) 16 7 5 55 screw-in 0.45/1.5 64x40 245 1978 MD II  
MD ROKKOR(-X) 16 7 6 49 screw-in 0.45/1.5 64x40 220 1979 MD II 2521-500 (-700)  
MD 16 7 6 49 clip-in 0.45/1.5 64x40 235 1981 MD III 2521-800  
MC ROKKOR(-X) PF 1.7 16 6 5 55 screw-in 0.5/1.75 64.6x41 240 1973 MC-X 520 (-300)  
MD ROKKOR(-X) 16 6 5 55 screw-in 0.45/1.5 64x40 195 1977 MD I 2520-100 (-300)  
MD ROKKOR(-X) 16 6 5 55 screw-in 0.45/1.5 64x40 195 1978 MD II  
MD ROKKOR(-X) 16 6 5 49 screw-in 0.45/1.5 64x36 160 1979 MD II 2520-500 (-700)  
MD 22 6 5 49 clip-in 0.45/1.5 64x36 165 1981 MD III 2520-800  
MC ROKKOR(-X) PF 2 16 6 5 55 0.5/1.75 65x35.5 230 1973 MC-X 524 (-3xx)  
MD ROKKOR(-X) 16 6 5 55 0.5/1.75 64x36 230 1977 MD I 524-5xx (-7xx)  
MD 22 6 5 49 clip-in 0.45/1.5 64x36 150 1981 MD III 2510-100  
MACRO ROKKOR-QF MACRO
50
3.5 22 6 4 55 0.23/0.9 63x54 260 1961 SR 530 M39 mount lens, equipped with L-Adapter
MC MACRO ROKKOR-QF 22 6 4 55 0.23/0.9 68x55 330 1967 MC II 630-028  
MC MACRO ROKKOR(-X) (QF) 22 6 4 55 0.23/0.9 66.5x55.5 325 1973 MC-X 630-226 (-326)  
MC MACRO MINOLTA CELTIC 22 6 4 55 0.23/0.9 66.5x55.5 325 1974 MC Ce 536 New Code No. 1975: 583
MC MACRO ROKKOR(-X) 22 6 4 55 0.23/0.9 64.5x55.5 220 1976 MC-X 635 (-3xx)  
MD MACRO ROKKOR(-X) 22 6 4 55 0.23/0.9 64.5x55.5 220 1977 MD I 635-5xx (-7xx)  
MD MACRO 22 6 4 55 0.23/0.9 64x55.5 200 1981 MD III 635-818  

AUTO BELLOWS MACRO ROKKOR(-X) BELLOWS
50
3.5 32 6 4 34 & 55 screw-in 57x24,5 115 1979 MD II 690-110 (-310)  

AUTO BELLOWS MACRO 32 6 4 34 & 55 screw-in 57x24,5 115 1979 MD III 690-810  
AUTO ROKKOR-PF 53 2 16 6 5 52 D54KB 0.55/1.75 58x32 192 1964 AR II 532 or LFN or 53E  
MC ROKKOR-PF 55 1.7 16 6 5 52 D52ND 0.5/1.75 63x37 225 1966 MC I 632 or 63-E  
MC ROKKOR-PF 16 6 5 52 D52ND 0.5/1.75 63x37 230 1967 MC I 631 Version for SR-1s with stop down lever
MC ROKKOR-PF 16 6 5 52 D52ND 0.5/1.75 63x37 230 1970 MC II 632-2xx  
MC ROKKOR-PF 16 6 5 52 D52ND 0.5/1.75 63x37 235 1970 MC II ? Version for SR-1s with stop down lever
AUTO ROKKOR-PF 1.8 22 6 5 55 D57KB 0.5/1.75 61x39 260 1958 AR I 525 or LFH editions with half stops 1:1.8-8 or 1:1.8-5.6 or no half stops
AUTO ROKKOR-PF 16 6 5 55 D57KB 0.5/1.75 61x39 275 1962 AR II 527 or LFH-B  
AUTO ROKKOR-PF 16 6 5 52 D54KE 0.5/1.75 60x35 210 1965 AR C 537 or LFH-C or 53O serials 447xxxx - 453xxxx
AUTO ROKKOR-PF 16 6 5 52 D54KE 0.5/1.75 60x35 210 1965 AR C 623 serials 2xxxxxx (Edition for SR-1s)
MC ROKKOR-PF 1.9 16 6 5 52 —/1.75 54x37.5 225 1971 MC II 634 focus grip with rubber coating
AUTO ROKKOR-PF 2 22 6 5 55 D57KB 0.5/1.75 62x42 260 1959 AR I 526 or LFJ half stops 1:2-5.6
AUTO ROKKOR-PF 16 6 5 55 D57KB 0.5/1.75 62x42 260 1961 AR II 528 or LFJ-B  
AUTO ROKKOR-PF 16 6 5 52 D54KE 0.55/1.75 60x35 225 1965 AR C 538 or LFJ-C or 53L serials 2xxxxxx

AUTO ROKKOR-PF 16 6 5 52 D54KE 0.5/1.75 60x35 205 1967 AR C 628 serials 4xxxxxx (Edition for SR-1s)
MC ROKKOR-PG 58 1.2 16 7 5 55 D55NC 0.6/2 69x54 455 1968 MC I 633  
MC ROKKOR-PG 16 7 5 55 D55NC 0.6/2 69x54 455 1970 MC II 633  
MC ROKKOR(-X) (PG) 16 7 5 55 D55NC 0.6/2 70.8x54 478 1973 MC-X 633-2xx (-3xx)  
AUTO ROKKOR-PF 1.4 16 6 5 55 D57KG/KI 0.6/2 64x42 320 1961 AR II 529 or LRD Edition w/o LV numbers (1962): LRD-B or 52T
AUTO ROKKOR-PF 16 6 5 55 D57KG/KI 0.6/2 62x40 265 1965 AR C 539 or LRD-C or 53T  
MC ROKKOR-PF 16 6 5 55 D55NA 0.6/2 65x41 275 1966 MC I 639 or 63-T  
MC ROKKOR-PF 16 6 5 55 D55NA 0.6/2 65x41 275 1969 MC II 639 revised optical construction
MC ROKKOR-PF 85 1.7 22 6 5 55 screw-in 1/3.5 73x62 460 1970 MC II 647  
MC ROKKOR(-X) PF 22 6 5 55 screw-in 1/3.5 71x62 455 1973 MC-X 647-216 (-316)  
MD ROKKOR(-X) 22 6 5 55 screw-in 1/3.5 71x62 455 1978 MD II 647-5xx (-7xx)  
MD ROKKOR(-X) 2 22 6 5 49 screw-in 0.85/3 64x53.5 280 1979 MD II 685-1xx (-3xx)  
MD 22 6 5 49 clip-in 0.85/3 64x53.5 285 1981 MD III 685-810  
VARISOFT ROKKOR(-X) VARISOFT
85
2.8 16 6 5 55 screw-in 0.8/2.75 70x80 430 1978 MD II 653-108 (-308)  
VARISOFT 16 6 5 55 clip-in 0.8/2.75 70x80 430 1984 MD III relabeled MD II lens with MD III style front ring engraving
AUTO TELE ROKKOR-PF 100 2 22 6 5 62 D65KA 1.2/4 66x63 425 1961 AR I 557 or LOC  
AUTO TELE ROKKOR-PF 22 6 5 62 D65KA 1.2/4 66x63 425 1962 AR II 560 or LOC-B  
MC TELE ROKKOR-PF 22 6 5 62 D62NA 1.2/4 66x63 425 1966 MC I 660 or 66A New Code No. 1968: 661
MC TELE ROKKOR-PF 2.5 22 6 5 55 screw-in 1.2/4 65x68 410 1968 MC I 646  
MC TELE ROKKOR-PF 22 6 5 55 screw-in 1.2/4 65x68 410 1970 MC II 646  
MC TELE ROKKOR(-X) PF 22 6 5 55 screw-in 1.2/4 65.8x68.5 430 1973 MC-X 646-216 (-316) focus grip: 6 waffle rows
MC TELE ROKKOR(-X) 22 5 5 55 screw-in 1/3.5 64.5x64.5 375 1976 MC-X 656 (-316) focus grip: 5 waffle rows
MD TELE ROKKOR(-X) 22 5 5 55 screw-in 1/3.5 64.5x64.5 375 1977 MD I 656-510 (-710)  
MD TELE ROKKOR(-X) 22 5 5 55 screw-in 1/3.5 64.5x64.5 375 1978 MD II  
MD 22 5 5 49 built-in 1/3.5 64x65.5 310 1981 MD III 598-100  
AUTO TELE ROKKOR-QE 3.5 22 5 4 55 D57KD 1.2/4 63x59 310 1959 AR I 555 or LOB  
AUTO TELE ROKKOR-QE 22 5 4 55 D57KD 1.2/4 63x59 300 1962 AR II 563 or LOB-B  
AUTO TELE ROKKOR-QE 22 5 4 52 D54KD 1.2/4 60x54 235 1965 AR C 568 or LOB-C or 56L  
MC TELE ROKKOR-QE 22 5 4 52 D52NE 1.2/4 63x54 240 1966 MC I 668 or 66L  
ROKKOR-TC 4 22 3 3 43 D45KA 1.2/4 56x79 225 1959 SR ?  
ROKKOR-TC 22 3 3 46 D48KD 1.2/4 56x80 240 1960 SR 554 or LOD  
MC MACRO ROKKOR-QE MACRO
100
3.5 22 5 4 55 screw-in 0.45/1.5 57x88.5 550 1972 MC II 654  
MC MACRO ROKKOR(-X) (QE) 22 5 4 55 screw-in 0.45/1.5 75x88.5 600 1973 MC-X 654-226 (-326)  
MD MACRO ROKKOR(-X) 22 5 4 55 screw-in 0.45/1.5 74.5x88.5 600 1978 MD II 654-5xx (-7xx)  
MD MACRO ROKKOR(-X) 4 32 5 4 55 screw-in 0.45/1.5 66.5x88.5 380 1979 MD II 599-1xx (-3xx)  
MD MACRO 32 5 4 55 clip-in 0.45/1.5 66x88.5 385 1981 MD III 599-828  
AUTO BELLOWS ROKKOR BELLOWS
100
4 32 3 3 55 63x35 165 1968 MC I 649  
AUTO BELLOWS ROKKOR(-X) 32 3 3 55 63x35 165 1973 MC-X 649-008 (-308)  
AUTO BELLOWS ROKKOR(-X) 32 3 3 55 63x35 165 1977 MD I  
AUTO BELLOWS ROKKOR(-X) 32 3 3 55 63x35 165 1978 MD II  
AUTO BELLOWS MACRO ROKKOR(-X) 32 5 4 34 & 55 57x28,5 150 1980 MD II 649-510 (-710)  
AUTO BELLOWS MACRO 32 5 4 34 & 55 57x28,5 150 1981 MD III 649-810  
MD 135 2 22 6 5 72 built-in 1.3/4.5 79x96 725 1981 MD III 691-108  
TELE ROKKOR-PG 2.8 22 7 5 55 D57KH 1.5/5 64x96 550 1958 SR 549 or LTA  
AUTO TELE ROKKOR-PG 22 7 5 55 D57KH 1.5/5 61x96 535 1959 AR I 552 or LTA  
AUTO TELE ROKKOR-PG 22 7 5 55 D57KH 1.5/5 61x96 535 1960 AR I 558 or LTA  
AUTO TELE ROKKOR-PF 22 6 5 55 D57KH 1.5/5 63x95 530 1962 AR II 561 or LTA-B  
AUTO TELE ROKKOR-PF 22 6 5 55 D57KH 1.5/5 60x94 407 1965 AR C 566 or 56N  
MC TELE ROKKOR-PF 22 6 5 55 D55NB 1.5/5 62x93 450 1966 MC I 666 or 66N  
MC TELE ROKKOR-PF 22 6 5 55 built-in 1.5/5 67x93 490 1970 MC II 667-008  
MC TELE ROKKOR(-X) (PF) 22 6 5 55 built-in 1.5/5 67x93.5 518 1973 MC-X 667-206 (-306) focus grip: 5 waffle rows; F-stop index: dot; focus index: triangle
MC MINOLTA CELTIC 22 5 4 55 1.5/5 64.2x100.5 610 1974 MC Ce 543  
MC TELE ROKKOR(-X) 22 4 4 55 built-in 1.5/5 64.5x89.5 535 1975 MC-X 665-xxx (-306) focus grip: 7 waffle rows; F-stop & focus index: diamond
MC MINOLTA CELTIC 22 4 4 55 built-in 1.5/5 64.5x89.5 535 1975 MC Ce 547  
MD MINOLTA CELTIC 22 4 4 55 built-in 1.5/5 64.5x89.5 535 1977 MD Ce 665-6xx  
MD TELE ROKKOR(-X) 22 4 4 55 built-in 1.5/5 64.5x89.5 535 1977 MD I 665-5xx (-7xx)  
MD TELE ROKKOR(-X) 22 4 4 55 built-in 1.5/5 64.5x89.5 535 1978 MD II  
MD TELE ROKKOR(-X) 22 5 5 55 built-in 1.5/5 64x82 365 1979 MD II 593-100 (-300)  
MD 22 5 5 55 built-in 1.5/5 64x81 385 1981 MD III 593-800  
MC TELE ROKKOR-QD 3.5 22 4 4 52 1.5/5 63x88 370 1966 MC I 567  
MC TELE ROKKOR-QD 22 4 4 52 screw-in 1.5/5 63x88 370 1969 MC II 567-1xx  
MC TELE CELTIC-QD 22 4 4 52 —/5 63x88 383 1972 MC Ce 545 MC I style focus grip
MC TELE ROKKOR(-X) (QD) 22 4 4 55 screw-in 1.5/5 64.5x88.5 415 1973 MC-X 567-216 (-316) focus grip: 10 waffle rows
MC MINOLTA CELTIC 22 4 4 55 1.5/5 62.8x88.5 415 1974 MC Ce ?  
MC MINOLTA CELTIC 22 4 4 55 built-in 1.5/5 64.5x88.5 410 1975 MC Ce ?  
MC TELE ROKKOR(-X) 22 4 4 55 built-in 1.5/5 64.5x88.5 420 1976 MC-X 657 (-3xx) focus grip: 7 waffle rows
MD MINOLTA CELTIC 22 4 4 55 built-in 1.5/5 64.5x88.5 410 1977 MD Ce 657-6xx cylindrical ring with DOF scale
MD TELE ROKKOR(-X) 22 4 4 55 built-in 1.5/5 64.5x87 420 1977 MD I 657-5xx (-7xx)  
MD TELE ROKKOR(-X) 22 4 4 55 built-in 1.5/5 64.5x87 420 1978 MD II cylindrical ring with DOF scale; focus grip: 6 waffle rows
MD TELE ROKKOR(-X) 22 5 5 49 built-in 1.5/5 64x72.5 265 1979 MD II 594-1xx (-3xx) conical ring with DOF scale; focus grip: 7 waffle rows
MD MINOLTA CELTIC 22 5 5 49 built-in 1.5/5 64.5x88.5 265 1980 MD Ce 594-2xx conical ring with DOF scale
MD 22 5 5 49 built-in 1.5/5 64x72.5 285 1981 MD III 594-800  
ROKKOR-TC 4 22 3 3 46 D48KD 1.5/5 56x115 375 1960 SR 556 or LTE  
ROKKOR-TC BELLOWS
135
4 22 3 3 46 D48KD 56x55 200 1961 SR 559 M39 mount lens, equipped with L-Adapter
MD TELE ROKKOR(-X) 200 2.8 32 5 5 72 built-in 1.8/6 78x133 700 1979 MD II 659-108 (-308)  
MD 32 5 5 72 built-in 1.8/6 78x133 700 1981 MD III 659-808  
AUTO TELE ROKKOR-QF 3.5 22 6 4 67 D67NA 2/8 70x138 755 1960 AR I 553 or LYB chrome coking lever
AUTO TELE ROKKOR-QF 22 6 4 67 D67NA 2/8 70x138 765 1963 AR II 562 or LYB  
MC TELE ROKKOR-QF 22 6 4 62 built-in 2.5/8 70x138 740 1966 MC I 662 or 66E  
MC TELE ROKKOR-QF 22 6 4 62 built-in 2.5/8 76x138 775 1970 MC II 663-008  
MC TELE ROKKOR(-X) (QF) 22 6 4 62 built-in 2.5/8 75.4x137.5 775 1974 MC-X 663-206 (-306)  
MC MINOLTA CELTIC 4 22 6 5 55 2.5/8 65.6x130.5 595 1974 MC Ce 544  
MC TELE ROKKOR(-X) 22 5 5 55 built-in 2.5/8 64.5x131 520 1975 MC-X 658 (-3xx)  
MD MINOLTA CELTIC 32 5 5 55 built-in 2.5/8 64.5x130 535 1977 MD Ce 658-6xx  
MD TELE ROKKOR(-X) 32 5 5 55 built-in 2.5/8 64.5x131 520 1977 MD I 658-500 (-700)  
MD TELE ROKKOR(-X) 32 5 5 55 built-in 2.5/8 64.5x131 520 1978 MD II  
MD TELE ROKKOR(-X) 32 5 5 55 built-in 2.5/8 64x116.5 400 1980 MD II 595-100 (-300)  
MD 32 5 5 55 built-in 2.5/8 64x116.5 410 1981 MD III 595-800  
MC TELE ROKKOR-PE 4.5 22 5 5 52 built-in 2.5/8 63x130 500 1967 MC I 645  
MC TELE ROKKOR-PE 22 5 5 52 built-in 2.5/8 63x130 500 1970 MC II 645-1xx  
MC TELE ROKKOR(-X) PE 22 5 5 55 built-in 2.5/8 64.5x130 545 1973 MC-X 645-206 (-306)  
MC MINOLTA CELTIC 22 5 5 55 built-in 2.5/8 64.5x130 535 1975 MC Ce 548  
TELE ROKKOR-QE 5 22 5 4 52 D52NA 2.5/8 56x149 430 1964 SR 564 or LYC or 56M  
TELE ROKKOR-QF 250 4 22 6 4 77 D77NA 3/10 * 82x230 1400 1959 SR 550 * late edition: 3.5/12
RF ROKKOR(-X) 5.6   6 5 62(39) screw-in 2,5/10 66.5x58 250 1979 MD II 686-108 (-308) enclosed screw-in filters (Ø39mm): Normal, ND4x
TELE ROKKOR-TD 300 4.5 22 4 3 77 D77NA 4.5/15 80x245 1250 1960 SR 572 or LGB  
TELE ROKKOR-QD 22 4 4 77 D77NA 4.5/15 80x250 1020 1965 SR 575 or LGB  
MC TELE ROKKOR-HF 22 6 6 72 built-in 4.5/15 80x200 1150 1969 MC I 581  
MC TELE ROKKOR-HF 22 6 6 72 built-in 4.5/15 80x200 1150 1970 MC II 581  
MC TELE ROKKOR(-X) HF 22 6 6 72 built-in 4.5/15 80x199.5 1155 1973 MC-X 581-208 (-308)  
MD TELE ROKKOR(-X) 32 7 6 72 built-in 3/10 77.5x177.5 710 1978 MD II 581-508 (-708)  
MD 32 7 6 72 built-in 3/10 77.5x177.5 705 1981 MD III 581-808  
TELE ROKKOR-QD 5.6 32 4 4 62 D62NB 4.5/15 65x197 545 1965 SR 578  
MC ROKKOR(-X) PE 22 5 5 55 built-in 4.5/15 65.2x186 720 1973 MC-X 678-xxx (-308)  
MD TELE ROKKOR(-X) 22 5 5 55 built-in 4.5/15 65x186 695 1978 MD II 678-508 (-708)  
MC APO TELE ROKKOR(-X) 400 5.6 32 7 6 72 built-in 5/16 83x256.5 1470 1976 MC-X 586 (-3xx)  
MD APO TELE ROKKOR(-X) 32 7 6 72 built-in 5/16 83x256.5 1470 1977 MD I 586-508 (-708)  
MD APO TELE ROKKOR(-X) 32 7 6 72 built-in 5/16 83x256.5 1470 1978 MD II  

MD APO TELE 32 7 6 72 built-in 5/16 83x256.5 1440 1982 MD III 586-8xx  

RF ROKKOR(-X) 500 8 6 5 77(39) screw-in 4/15 83x98,5 600 1977 MD I 674-108 (-308)
(ARRI: 3989-100)
enclosed screw-in filters (Ø39mm): Normal, ND4x, Y52, O56, R60

RF ROKKOR 6 5 77(39) screw-in 4/15 83,5x98,5 635 1978 MD II

RF 6 5 77(39) screw-in 4/15 83,5x98,5 635 1983 MD III 674-808
TELE ROKKOR-TD 600 5.6 32 4 3 126 screw-in 12/33 * 132x530 4700 1959 SR 571 or LGA * late edition: 10/33
MD APO TELE ROKKOR(-X) 6.3 32 9 8 95 built-in 5/15 108.5x373.5 2400 1978 MD II 672-106 (-306) rear slot for slide-in filters: Normal, Y52, O56, R60

MD APO TELE 32 9 8 95 built-in 5/15 108.5x373.5 2400 1982 MD III relabeled MD II lens with MD III style engraved lens shade and rubber waffle
Leitz Telyt-S 800 6.3 32 3 1 138   12.5/41 152x796.5 6860 1974   682 Leitz lens w/ SR mount, sold through Leitz dealers
RF ROKKOR 8 8 7 ?(39) screw-in 8/30 125x166.5 1800 1971 MC-X 582-208 (-308)
(Leica-R: 587-xxx)
enclosed screw-in filters (Ø39mm): L39(UV), Y48, O56, R60; slide-in filters for rear slot: FNo.8, FNo.16(NDx4)
RF ROKKOR(-X) 8 7 ?(39) screw-in 8/30 125x166.5 2000 1977 MD I filters: Y48 changed to Y52, rest see above
RF ROKKOR(-X) 8 7 ?(39) screw-in 8/30 125x166.5 1900 1978 MD II filters: L39(UV) changed to Normal, rest see above
RF 8 7 —(M39) 8/30 127x178 1960 1981 MD III 582-506
(Leica-R: 587-506)
white finish; filters: see above
RF ROKKOR 1000 6.3 7 6 ? screw-in 30/— 217x450 10600 1965 SR 577 built-in filters: L39(UV), Y48, O56, R60; ND filters for 1:11, 1:16 and 1:22
RF ROKKOR(-X) 1600 11 7 6 ?(39) screw-in 20/70 178x322.5 6700 1974 MC-X 584-xxx (-307) enclosed screw-in filters (Ø39mm): L39(UV), Y48, O56, R60; slide-in filters for rear slot: FNo.11, FNo.22(NDx4)
RF ROKKOR(-X) 6 5 ?(39) screw-in 20/70 178x32.5 6850 1978 MD I filters: Y48 changed to Y52, rest see above
RF ROKKOR(-X) 6 5 ?(39) screw-in 20/70 178x322.5 6850 1980 MD II filters: L39(UV) changed to Normal, rest see above
RF 6 5 —(39) 20/70 179x325.5 6290 1981 MD III 584-506 white finish; enclosed screw-in filters (Ø39mm): Normal; slide-in filters for rear slot: FNo.11, FNo.22(ND4x), Y52, O56, R60
ZOOM LENSES
MD ZOOM 24-35 3.5 22 10 10 55 clip-in 0.3/1 67x50 285 1981 MD III 2509-110 2-Touch
MD ZOOM ROKKOR(-X) 24-50 4 22 13 11 72 clamp-on 0.7/2.5 75x69.5 395 1978 MD I 676-118 (-318) 2-Touch
MD ZOOM 22 13 11 72 clamp-on 0.7/2.5 75x69.5 390 1981 MD III 676-818
MD ZOOM 28-70 3.5-4.8 22 8 8 55 screw-in 0.8/2.75 64x69 225 1985 MD IIIa 2526-1xx 2-Touch w/ macro mode
MD ZOOM 28-85 3.5-4.5 22 13 10 55 clip-in 0.8/2.75 65.5x86.5 470 1983 MD III 2503-110 2-Touch w/ macro mode
MD ZOOM ROKKOR(-X) 35-70 3.5 22 8 7 55 screw-in 1/3.5 67.5x65.5 365 1978 MD II 675-118 (-318) 2-Touch
MD ZOOM 22 8 7 55 clip-in 1/3.5 69x65.5 355 1981 MD III 675-810
MD ZOOM 22 8 7 55 clip-in 0.8/2.8 69x68.5 365 1983 MD III 2513-110 2-Touch w/ macro mode
MD ZOOM 3.5-4.8 22 7 7 55 screw-in 0.5/2.5 63.5x64 185 1994 MD IIIa 2529-1xx 2-Touch
MD ZOOM 35-105 3.5-4.5 22 16 13 55 clip-in 1.6/5.25 65x90.5 480 1982 MD III 2519-110 2-Touch w/ macro mode across zoom range
MD ZOOM 22 14 12 55 clip-in 1.5/5 64x88 430 1983 MD III 2525-110 2-Touch w/ macro mode at 105mm
MD ZOOM 35-135 3.5-4.5 22 14 12 55 clip-in 1.5/5 64x100 510 1983 MD III 2502-110 2-Touch w/ macro mode
MC ZOOM ROKKOR(-X) 40-80 2.8 22 12 12 55 screw-in 1/3.5 66x93.5x98.5 560 1975 MC-X 671 (-3xx) focus driven by wheel at side, zoom by lever; macro mode
MD ZOOM ROKKOR(-X) 22 12 12 55 screw-in 1/3.5 66x93.5x98.5 560 1977 MD I 671-5xx (-7xx)
AUTO ZOOM ROKKOR 50-100 3.5 22 15 9 77 D77ND 2/7 82x126 840 1964 AR II 576 2-Touch; late edition with 1:16
MD ZOOM ROKKOR(-X) 50-135 3.5 22 12 10 55 screw-in 1.5/5 68.5x118 480 1978 MD II 677-118 (-318) 1-Touch
MD ZOOM 32 12 10 55 clip-in 1.5/5 68.5x118 480 1981 MD III 677-810
MD ZOOM 70-210 4 32 12 9 55 clip-in 1.1/4 72x153 635 1983 MD III 2514-110 1-Touch
MD ZOOM 4.5-5.6 22 12 9 55 screw-in 1.5/5 66x91 330 1992 MD IIIa 2527-1xx 1-Touch
MD ZOOM 70-300 4.5-5.8 22 13 9 55 screw-in 1.5/5 68x113 505 1991 MD IIIa 2528-1xx 1-Touch
MD ZOOM 75-150 4 32 12 8 49 clip-in 1.2/4 64x113.5 445 1981 MD III 2506-110 1-Touch
MD ZOOM ROKKOR(-X) 75-200 4.5 22 15 11 55 screw-in 1.2/4 69.5x155 630 1978 MD II 637-118 (-318) 1-Touch
MD ZOOM 22 15 11 55 clip-in 1.2/4 70x155 640 1981 MD III 637-810
AUTO ZOOM ROKKOR 80-160 3.5 22 15 10 77 D77NB 2.5/9 84x206 1350 1962 AR II 573 2-Touch
MC ZOOM ROKKOR(-X) 80-200 4.5 32 14 10 55 screw-in 1.8/6 74.4x156 700 1973 MC-X 669-018 (-318) 1-Touch

MD ZOOM ROKKOR(-X) 32 14 10 55 screw-in 1.8/6 74x156 700 1977 MD I 669-5xx (-7xx)
ZOOM ROKKOR 100-200 5.6 22 8 5 52 D52NB 2.5/8 58x175 535 1965 SR 579-018 1-Touch
MC ZOOM ROKKOR 22 8 5 55 screw-in 2.5/8 63.5x173 575 1972 MC-X 679 (-3xx) 1-Touch
MC ZOOM MINOLTA CELTIC 22 8 5 55 2.5/8 63.5x173 575 1974 MC Ce 680
MD ZOOM ROKKOR(-X) 22 8 5 55 screw-in 2.5/8 63.5x173 570 1977 MD I 679-518 (-718)
MD ZOOM ROKKOR(-X) 22 8 5 55 screw-in 2.5/8 63.5x173 570 1978 MD I
MD ZOOM MINOLTA CELTIC 22 8 5 55 2.5/8 63.5x173 570 1978 MD Ce 679-6xx

MD ZOOM 22 8 5 55 clip-in 2.5/8 64x171.5 595 1981 MD III 679-810
MD ZOOM 100-300 5.6 32 13 10 55 clip-in 1.5/5 72x187 700 1983 MD III 2507-110 1-Touch
MD ZOOM 5.6-6.7 32 10 8 55 screw-in 1.5/5 64x142 445 1996 MD IIIa 2530-1xx 1-Touch
MC ZOOM ROKKOR(-X) 100-500 8 32 16 10 72 screw-in 2.5/8.5 91x330 2010 1973 MC-X 670-xxx (-318) 1-Touch
MD ZOOM ROKKOR(-X) 32 16 10 72 screw-in 2.5/8.5 91x330 2010 1977 MD I 670-528 (-728)
(ARRI: 3777-1xx)
MD ZOOM ROKKOR(-X) 32 16 10 72 screw-in 2.5/8.5 91x330 2010 1978 MD II
MD ZOOM 32 16 10 72 clip-in 2.5/8.5 90.5x330 2110 1981 MD III 670-828
MD APO TELE ZOOM 32 16 11 72 clip-in 2.5/8.5 90.5x331.5 2080 1983 MD III 2515-128
AUTO ZOOM ROKKOR 160-500 8 32 16 11 77 D77NC 4.5/15 87x490 2770 1964 AR II 574 2-Touch
TELECONVERTERS
MC 2x CONVERTER FOR APO TELE ROKKOR 5 3 64x53 260 1976 MC-X 3566 for MC APO TELE ROKKOR(-X) 400mm/5.6
MD 2x CONVERTER FOR APO TELE ROKKOR 5 3 64x53 260 1977 MD I 3566-? for MD APO TELE ROKKOR(-X) 400mm/5.6
2x TELE CONVERTER 200-L 5 3 64x53 260 1977 MD I 3566-5xx for tele lenses of 200mm and above
MD 2x TELE CONVERTER 300-S 7 6 65.5x41.5 210 1980 MD II 3579-107 for all lenses, but not recommended above 300mm
MD 2x TELE CONVERTER 300-S 7 6 65.5x41.5 210 1981 MD III 3579-807
MD 2x TELE CONVERTER 300-L 5 3 65.5x52.5 240 1980 MD II 3583-107 recommended for tele lenses of 300mm or above, must not be used with lenses under 85mm and some zooms
MD 2x TELE CONVERTER 300-L 5 3 65.5x52.5 240 1981 MD III 3583-807
LENS CLASSIFICATION
SR
1958-66
The first lens series introduced along with the SR-2 in 1958 were pre-set lenses without automatic diaphragm (or any other linkage to the camera body). These lenses have a second, non-clicking diaphragm ring (silver on lenses of 135mm and shorter, black on longer lenses; both grey on the 600mm 1:5.6) to quicker open up and stop down the aperture. Some of the lenses were soon replaced with AUTO ROKKOR versions, others were later introduced budget lenses (like the 100mm and 135mm 1:4 lenses) or special lenses (like the 1966 18mm 1:9.5). The short lived 250mm 1:4 went out of production soon and the TELE ROKKOR-PG 135mm 1:2.8 was replaced by the AUTO ROKKOR version, the 35mm 1:4, 100mm 1:4 and 135mm 1:4 stayed for years in the line up as budget options. The 600mm 1:5.6, the 1000mm 1:6.3 and the 100-200mm 1:5.6 were listed until the early 70s. Early editions have yellow LV numbers engraved. The front ring engraving obeyed the following pattern:
M I N O L T A         T E L E   R O K K O R - P G         1 : 2 . 8     f = 1 3 5 m m       1 2 3 4 5 6 7
The "LENS MADE IN JAPAN" engraving (engraved only on early subeditions, filled with white color on later ones) moved to the front ring on late editions:
MINOLTA       LENS MADE IN JAPAN       ROKKOR-TC       1:4     f=135mm       1234567
The two letters follwing the Rokkor name coded the optical construction of the lens. The first letter indicated the number of the lens groups:
Number Greek Latin Code Constructions
3 treis tres T TC, TD
4 tettares quattuor Q QD, QE, QF, QH
5 pente quinque P PE, PF, PG, PI
6 hex sex H HF, HG, HH
7 hepta septem S SG, SI
8 oktoo octo O OK
9 ennea novem N NL
The second letter stands for the number of the elements (lenses):
Number Code Constructions
3 C TC
4 D TD, QD
5 E QE, PE
6 F QF, PF, HF
7 G PG, HG, SG
8 H QH, HH
9 I PI, SI
10 J OJ*
11 K OK
12 L NL
* Prototype MC W.Rokkor-OJ 24mm 1:2.8 (MC II)
AR I
1958-60
Early AUTO ROKKOR lenses, introduced in 1958 with the SR-2. With this line, the automatic diaphragm was introduced. If it's fully auto (re-opening directly after exposure) or semi-auto (diaphragm opens by operating film transport lever) is a feature of the camera, not the lens. To enable this, a small lever protruding into the camera was added, which is mounted on a rotating ring on lenses of 100mm and shorter. The first lens of this series was the 55mm 1:1.8 standard lens of the SR-2, accompanied by the 100mm 1:3.5 soon. A bit later came the 35mm 1:2.8 and in 1959 with the SR-1 the 55mm 1:2. All of these lenses have yellow LV numbers engraved and an aperture lock, a small lever, which has to be pushed to change the setting (not so the 135mm lenses). Significant are the uneven spaced and often misaligned F-stop engravings on the aperture ring. Subeditions can be distinguished by the "LENS MADE IN JAPAN" engraving, and in case of the standard lens, by presence and scope of half stops. These early AUTO ROKKOR lenses feature the long travel diaphragm mechanism of the SR-2, SR-3 and the first four editions of SR-1. Smallest aperture is 22 on all AR I lenses. The front ring up to 100mm lenses is chrome outside to take the clamp-on lens shades. Front ring engraving:
MINOLTA             AUTO TELE ROKKOR-PG       1:2.8     f=135mm       1234567
AR II
1961-64
Second type of AUTO ROKKOR lenses, introduced with the third edition of SR-1 in April 1961. Overall appearance did not change, but the diaphragm mechanism. At first glance the evenly spaced F-stop engravings on the aperture ring stands out. The new design has a much shorter travel of the diaphragm lever and it now sticks out of a window of the base plate on the back of the lens. Since the SR-1 now featured a new fully automatic diaphragm mechanism (as well as the second edition of SR-3), which re-opened instantly after exposure, the DOF could not be checked any more with the old lenses. So the aperture lock was dropped and a stop down lever was added instead. Lenses shorter than 100mm now came with a smallest F-stop of 16. From July 1962 with the introduction of the SR-7 (and fifth edition of SR-1 - both now featuring the short travel diaphragm mechanism in the camera), the LV numbers were dropped. At the end of that era, the "LENS MADE IN JAPAN" engraving moved to the front ring:
MINOLTA       LENS MADE IN JAPAN       AUTO TELE ROKKOR-PF       1:2.8     f=135mm       1234567
AR C (SR C)
1965-67
In 1965 a compact series was introduced, which brought some cosmetical changes anticipating later MC design. The front ring went black, showing the transition to screw-in lens shades. Likewise the marks for F-stop and distance - so far a dot and a triangle - were combined to a diamond shaped index. Also, the stop down lever was swapped against a tiny disc like pusher. And following the meaning of a compact series, dimensions and weight were reduced (not so with the 35mm 1:4) and brought a 52mm filter thread (only the 135mm 1:2.8 kept the 55mm). The 'official' compact series consisted of six lenses (35mm 1:2.8 and 1:4, 55mm 1:1.8, 58mm 1:1.4, 100mm 1:3.5 and 135mm 1:2.8), but since all these changes took place with the 55mm 1:2 as well, I decided to include it (this lens was available bundled with the SR-1V, SR-7V and SR-1s only, so that's why it's not listed in the accessory guides). The same applies to the 45mm 1:2.8, which was a veritable AUTO ROKKOR lens, though named only ROKKOR-TD (and was oddly enough sold in separate versions with m and ft scale). The 53mm 1:2 is sort of a intermediate lens, but since it has a chrome front ring, I assigned it to the AR II line.
MC I
1966-69
The 1966 introduced famous Minolta SR-T 101 featured a TTL metering with the diaphragm wide open. To simulate the pre-set F-stop in the meter readout in the viewfinder, a small tab was added to the aperture ring - often referred as "MC tab". These meter-coupled lenses were named accordingly MC Rokkor lenses, and so changed the front engraving:
MINOLTA       LENS MADE IN JAPAN       MC TELE ROKKOR-PF       1:2.8     f=135mm       1234567
The most eye-catching attribute of this new lens line was the silver aperture ring. Most of the AR II and AR C lenses were adopted without bigger cosmetical or optical changes. Although the SR-T featured a stop down lever, the lenses kept their own stop down levers as a more tiny version. Only the standard lenses had originally no such lever, but with the introduction of the SR-1s in 1967 (which had no built-in stop down functionality), some batches of standard lenses with stop down lever were produced. At a point Minolta began to engrave the focal lenght in mm in glaring orange letters equidistant right and left from the DOF scale. So early lenses mostly exist with and without the engraving. In comparison to its successors, the focussing grip of the MC I lenses was longer, so this series is sometimes referred as "long grip" or, referring to look, "flat grip". Noteworthy new lens designs in MC I were the 28mm 1:2.5, the 35mm 1:1.8, the legendary 58mm 1:1.2 and a new 300mm 1:4.5
MC II
1967-72
This lens series features a new focussing grip, but is else unchanged to its predecessor. The new focusing grip has the serrated sections formed concave, so that they form a "valley" between to "hills". This lead to the german name "Berg und Tal", in the anglophone region it's usually called "knurled grip". Since the grip section is considerably shorter than with the MC I series, its also called "short grip". Further the focal lenght marking on the barrel was shifted, so the right marking was placed next to the DOF scal, with the other beeing placed on the opposite site. Everything else stayed the same, only the 135mm and the 200mm lenses received a small tuning: their aperture ring was placed at the bayonet mount. Although the first lens with the new grip was introduced in 1967, the MC Macro Rokkor-QF 50mm 1:3.5, the majority of the MC II lenses was introduced around 1969. Minolta's R&D kept on being very busy, and developed exciting new lenses like the worlds first fullframe fish-eye 16mm 1:2.8, the 21mm 1:2.8 and the 85mm 1:1.7. In the north american market, the SR-T 100 was introduced in 1971 and it was bundled with an extraordinary 55mm 1:1.9 lens: it featured as a first timer a rubber coating on the focussing grip (different from the later MC-X style), got only a ft scale and the serial was engraved at the outside of the filter ring, but not painted white. The 24mm 1:2.8 was announced, but it came later as a MC-X lens.
MC-X
1973-76
At the Photokina in September of 1972 Minolta presented a new milestone camera: The X-1, which was marketed as XK in USA and Canada and XM in Europe and elsewhere. With this new professional grade auto exposure camera, a brand new and modern lens line was introduced. The new lenses now featured a rubberized focussing grip and since the upcoming cameras had a finder read out of the aperture, the aperture ring was black. This was a biggest change in the design of the Minolta lenses so far, and it was kept until the end. Lenses for the north american market got the appendix '-X' right after the ROKKOR name on the front marking, colored in bright orange:
MINOLTA       LENS MADE IN JAPAN       MC TELE  ROKKOR-X  PF       1:2.8     f=135mm       1234567
Lenses with 52mm filter thread became 55mm and now the standard lenses got the focal length marking on the barrel, too. The very early samples still had the bayonet index painted in red color, but soon the series was equipped with the small well known red plastic bead. Later Minolta started dropping the two letter optical code on the front ring engraving:
MINOLTA       LENS MADE IN JAPAN       MC TELE ROKKOR           1:2.8     f=135mm       1234567
MINOLTA       LENS MADE IN JAPAN       MC TELE ROKKOR-X       1:2.8     f=135mm       1234567
Finally the small stop down lever was left out on late lenses of this series. Althogh showcased in late 1972, it took until early 1973 that the first MC-X lenses became available. A big innovation was the change to a standard focal length of 50mm. Again Minolta raised the bar with new lens designs, like the circular fish-eye 7.5mm 1:4, the apochromatic 400mm 1:5.6, the huge 800mm and 1600mm 1:8 mirror lenses, or special lenses like the VFC 24mm 1:2.8 and the shift 35mm 1:2.8. The weird 40-80mm 1:2.8 zoom was a lens of that era, as well as the huge 100-500mm 1:8 tele zoom. Other highly regarded lenses were the 24mm 1:2.8 and the 28mm 1:2. The SR-T 100 was introduced in Europe in 1974, two years after the USA, and again equipped with a special lens: The 50mm 1:2. Like its sister lens, the MC II 55mm 1:1.9, it had the serial engraved at outside of the filter ring, but this time painted white. It featured a regular m and ft scale and was the first lens to get a plastic aperture ring (in its last edition).
MD I
1977
When Minolta introduced the XD with its shutter priority exposure mode, the camera needed to know the minimum F stop of the lens - the MD tab was born. The new series was named MD Rokkor, and thus the front engraving changed:
MINOLTA       LENS MADE IN JAPAN       MD TELE ROKKOR           1:2.8     f=135mm
The lenses for the north american market kept their orange Rokkor-X designation:
MINOLTA       LENS MADE IN JAPAN       MD TELE ROKKOR-X       1:2.8     f=135mm
The serial number was no longer present on the front ring, it was now located on the lens barrel closed to the bayonet mount, on the bottom side. Further, the smallest aperture was changed from 16 to 22 on most lenses. The focal length marking opposite to DOF scale was dropped and Minolta started to color the smallest F-stop green. The aperture itself was changed from a metal ring to a plastic ring. The standard lens had the plastic ring right from the beginning, others swapped it in the MD I or in the MD II era. Of the MC-X line were all lenses adopted to MD I, but the 21mm 1:2.8 and the 200mm 1:3.5. The first was replaced by the 20mm 1:2.8, which was along with the 500mm 1:8 mirror lens the only new design in MD I, the latter got a successor in MD II with the 200mm 1:2.8. Some lenses strangely never got the MD I update, and were kept as MC-X and upgraded to MD II: the 35mm 1:1.8, the 85mm 1:1.7, the 300mm 1:5.6, the Macro 100mm 1:3.5 and the 24-50mm 1:4 zoom lens.
MD II
1978-80
The MD II series was in the beginning just a very small cosmetical upgrade concerning the front ring. The notation of the focal length now lacked the "f=" and swapped places with the aperture, as well as the filter thread diameter was added and the "LENS MADE IN JAPAN" was relocated:
MINOLTA       MD TELE ROKKOR           135mm     1:2.8       LENS MADE IN JAPAN     Ø55mm
The lenses produced for USA and Canada were still called Rokkor-X:
MINOLTA       MD TELE ROKKOR-X       135mm     1:2.8       LENS MADE IN JAPAN     Ø55mm
Since the MD I series of 1977 was just a mechanical and slight cosmetical upgrade to the MC-X series, Minolta started in 1978 with the modernisation of its lens line. Most of the lenses adopted from MD I were later replaced by smaller and lighter constructions, often optically revised, too. Lenses with a 55mm filter thread got in many cases a 49mm thread and the ring containing the DOF scale, next to the aperture ring, once flat, became tapered. New lens designs that came with MD II were the 45mm 1:2 almost-pancake budget standard lens, the 50mm 1:1.2, the 85mm 1:2 and Varisoft 85mm 1:2.8, the tele lenses 200mm 1:2.8, the 300mm 1:4.5 with internal focussing, the 600mm 1:6.3 and the 12.5mm, 25mm, 50mm and 100mm bellows lenses. The likewise new 250mm 1:5.6 mirror lens interestingly never got a MD III update, as well as the 300mm 1:5.6, although they were listed for years. At the end of the era, the Rokkor-X lost its orange color:
MINOLTA       MD TELE ROKKOR-X        135mm     1:2.8       LENS MADE IN JAPAN     Ø55mm
MD III
1981-84
MD III came in mid 1981 with the introduction of the Minolta X-700 and it's P-mode. To lock the smallest aperture, a little pusher was added to the aperture ring. Further most lenses from ultra wide to short tele were made to the same diameter. The rubber waffle of the focussing grip became finer, the mounting index became larger and the feet scale changed from green to amber. The diamond shaped F-stop-focus-index was replaced by a straight line. The focal length marking on the barrel now lacked the "mm" and went next to the mounting index. Most lenses between 28mm and 135mm got a new 49mm filter thread, and the front ring featured a tiny groove all around, to take the new clip-in lens shades. Minolta got the new "rising sun" logo and decided to drop the Rokkor name. So the new front engraving was very reduced:
MINOLTA       MD       135mm     1:2.8       JAPAN     Ø55mm
Minolta called this lens line "New MD" (N-MD). Due to the lack of the Rokkor name, it's often called "plain MD" among collectors.
MD IIIa
1985-96
In 1985 Minolta began to sell some low budget zoom lenses, propably built by supplier. They were optically and mechanically considerably below Minolta standards, had no aperture lock, no engravings, no plastic bead. The death of the manual focussing Minolta system was looming on the horizon.
MC CELTIC
1972-75
Minolta started this low budget lens line, which was sold in North America only, in 1972 with a single lens, the 135mm 1:3.5. This lens look pretty much like it's MC II sister with a MC I style focussing grip and it lacked the meter scale. The lens line introduced in 1974 had a rubber coating, but different from the MC-X edition. It consisted of the most popular lenses between 28mm and 200mm. The lenses were cheaper built and had simplier coatings.
MINOLTA       LENS MADE IN JAPAN       MC MINOLTA CELTIC           1:2.8     f=135mm       1234567
MD CELTIC
1977-80
MD update of MC CELTICs
MINOLTA       LENS MADE IN JAPAN       MD MINOLTA CELTIC           1:3.5     f=135mm       1234567
Leitz
In 1972 Minolta and Leitz made a contract to share know-how, patents and products. Thus Leitz lenses were included in the Minolta system, but they were available through Leitz dealers only. The bellows Photare with their RMS mount were fitted via the M-Adapter, the mighty Telyt was equipped with a SR bayonet.
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