Vintage Lens – Minolta MD W-Rokkor 35mm f2.8

Minolta MD W-Rokkor 35mm f2.8 lens mounted on a Lumix G80

In days of old this would have been considered a moderate wide-angle with a field of view significantly wider than the “standard” 50mm but not quite out there with the 24mm and 28mm optics that would be considered “proper” wide-angles.

Of course the crop factor changes all this and mounted on an M43 body this has a field of view equal to a 70mm lens in 35mm film terms, so it’s a short telephoto.

This lens seems to be very sharp across the field, better stopped down two stops, and of course it is blessed with the classic colours of Minolta!

Review on Rokkor Files

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A fifty-something Amateur photographer and Space Enthusiast living in Northern Ireland