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Minolta MC Rokkor 58 mm f/ 1.2 Lens

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Minolta MC Rokkor 58 mm f/ 1.2 lens

Minolta MC Rokkor 58 mm f/ 1.2 lens

Minolta MC Rokkor 58 mm f/ 1.2 lens

Minolta MC Rokkor 58 mm f/ 1.2 lens

Minolta MC Rokkor 58 mm f/ 1.2 lens

Optical design

Minolta MC Rokkor 58 mm f/ 1.2 optical design

Format: 35mm SLR

Type: Prime lens

Focusing: Manual Focus (MF)

Lens mounts: Minolta SR (MD, MC)

First year of production: 1968

Last year of production: 1978

Optical design: 7 elements in 5 groups

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Average price: $483


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Additional information:


The Minolta MC Rokkor 58 mm f/ 1.2   is a legendary Minolta manual lens.

The pictures taken with this lens are remarkable for its "sandy" bokeh, excellent flexibility and halftoning, nice color and good contrast.

The lens features a very reliable metal build and a smooth focus ring.

It is suitable for genre and portrait photography.

At present in the secondary market you can come across many versions adapted for other systems, for example, Canon EF.

The lens came in three versions:

Version 1 (since 1968 to 1969) The Minolta MC Rokkor-PG 58mm  f/1.2

Serial numbers range: 200-257


Radioactive lens coating

Metal focus ring

Silver aperture ring


Version 2 (since 1969 to 1973)  The Minolta MC Rokkor-PG 58mm  f/1.2

Serial numbers range:  258-259

Peculiar features:

No radioactive lens coating

Rubber focus ring

Black aperture ring


Version 3 (since 1973 to 1978) The Minolta MC Rokkor-X (designation in orange) PG 58mm  f/1.2  ( the "Rokkor-X" orange designation was used for sale in the USA and Canada only, in the rest of the world the "Rokkor" designation was white)

Serial numbers range:    271-277

Peculiar features:

Improved multi-coating of a new version.


In 1978 the Minolta MC Rokkor 58mm f/1.2 was replaced by the 50mm MD f/1.2 with the optical scheme of the 58mm MC Rokkor-X f/1.2 lens.

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Posted by: Sergei Borodin   Date of publication: 09.08.2010

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Mechanical quality4.3611
Optical quality4.5511
Pricing / Value3.5511
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Owner reviews: Minolta MC Rokkor 58 mm f/ 1.2

Сергей Бородин 1.1.2000 00:00:01
Period of use: 2 years


Gives a very beautiful picture in the range of apertures from 1.2 to 4. Strong constructive, rather easy taut and smooth focusing ring. Well work in backlight, but use the hood is recommend.


It is difficult to focus on 1.2, even with the focusing screen. Just enough static stories on this aperture.


My lens is third version. Over 2 years of use has left a positive experience. However, the lens with 'character' that you want to get used to.

Used initially with Canon 5d then Canon 5d mark 2.

I highly recommend focusing screen with a microraster and wedges, because too large percentage of the wrong focus.

In my opinion - is one of the best lenses for 35mm. camera.