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Minolta MC Rokkor-X PG 50 mm f/ 1.4 Lens

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Minolta MC Rokkor-X PG 50 mm f/ 1.4 lens

Minolta MC Rokkor-X PG 50 mm f/ 1.4 lens

Minolta MC Rokkor-X PG 50 mm f/ 1.4 lens

Minolta MC Rokkor-X PG 50 mm f/ 1.4 lens

Format: 35mm SLR

Type: Prime lens

Focusing: Manual Focus (MF)

Lens mounts: Minolta SR (MD, MC)

First year of production: 1973

Last year of production: 1976

Optical design: 7/5

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Average price: $100


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The Minolta MC Rokkor-XPG 50 mm f/ 1.4   is a standard fast prime lens for 35 mm  SLR Minolta SR cameras.

The lens is all-metal. The aperture ring has half-stops markings.

Posted by: SharkDD   Date of publication: 28.04.2012

Mechanical quality5.004
Optical quality5.004
Pricing / Value5.004
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Owner reviews: Minolta MC Rokkor-X PG 50 mm f/ 1.4

ProfHankD 06.01.2016 06:27:28
Period of use: 72 months


One of the best fast 50s overall, but bokeh could be better. Build is excellent and handling is fantastic (many old Minoltas have unbelievably smooth focus). Sharpness is reasonable from wide open. Basically, it does everything you expect a fast 50 to do and does it fairly well from wide open across the whole frame.


Quite a bit of SA wide open. Probably because of the SA, it's not great on a focal reducer. Bokeh could be better.


The SA and bokeh issues lead some to rate this lens much lower. In fact, the dirt cheap 50mm f/1.7 does better in many ways, but has soft corners until you stop it down.