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Minolta M-Rokkor 40 mm f/ 2.0 Lens

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Minolta M-Rokkor 40 mm f/ 2.0 lens

Optical design

Minolta M-Rokkor 40 mm f/ 2.0 optical design

Format: 35mm rangefinder

Type: Prime lens

Focusing: Manual Focus (MF)

Lens mounts: Leica M

First year of production: 1973

Last year of production: 1976

Optical design: 6 elements in 4 groups

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Average price: $500


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The Minolta M-Rokkor 40 mm f/ 2.0  is a standard fast prime lens with a proprietary multi-coating for 35 mm rangefinder Leica M cameras.

The Minolta M-Rokkor 40mm f/2.0 was developed by Leitz and was manufactured by Minolta in Japan since 1973.

The analogous Leica Summicron-C 40mm f/2.0lens was manufactured by Leitz in Germany.

The lenses differ in filter diameter only (M-Rokkor - 40,5 mm; Summicron-C - Series - 55 mm).

There exists an opinion that the focal length of the lens is not 40 mm, but 37 mm, i.e. it almost fits into a 35 mm frame. It was used as a kit lens for Minolta CL cameras (Leica CL analog).

There is a later multicoated version of the Minolta M-Rokkor 40 mm f/ 2.0 designed for the Minolta CLE camera. In the photo you can see the M-Rokkor 40mm f/2.0,  CLE version. The serial number of a CL lens is placed on the front part near the  "Minolta M-Rokkor" designation; CLE lenses have the serial number placed in the rear part near the "Lens made in Japan" designation.

Posted by: diarchy   Date of publication: 10.04.2012

Mechanical quality5.003
Optical quality4.673
Pricing / Value4.673
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