Category Archives: Super Rokkor lenses

LensWars: Chiyoko Super Rokkor 85mm f/2.8 vs. Minolta MD 85mm f/2.0

Comparison of lenses Chiyoko Super Rokkor 8.5cm 1:2.8 LTM (LSM), Minolta MD 85mm 1:2.0

The one of the first versus one of the best. Not a battle actually, better to call it friendly match.

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Review: Chiyoko Super Rokkor 85mm f:2.8 Minolta

This is the lens from first years after WWII and it’s a part of history of Japans photo-industry, from the times when the poor and ruined country started the race against the worlds most famous corporations producing photo equipment and finally have won. The reason is clear – one glance at Super Rokkor 85mm is enough to see that it was created and built with incredible quality.

Some of amateur photographers says that they love real ‘glass and metal’ lenses, and this feeling drives them to create better photos than with lenses are built using plastic and rubber elements in construction. Quite often when saying these words they are holding in their hands something like Minolta MC or Canon FL or Nikon pre-AI, etc. I believe that these MC and FLs against this Chiyoko are looking like aluminum trinkets.

Lens review: Chiyoda Kogaku Chiyoko Super Rokkor 1:2.8 f=8.5cm C (Minolta – Japan) LTM/LSM/m39
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LensWars: Chiyoko Super Rokkor 50mm f/2.8 vs. Super Rokkor 50mm f/2.0 – comparison

Comparison of lenses Chiyoko (Minolta) Super Rokkor 50mm 1:2.0, Chiyoko (Minolta) Super Rokkor 50mm 1:2.8

I have warm feelings for both lenses, and it isn’t secret that 50/2.0 is more powerful, but it may be interesting to see the difference on real samples.

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Review: Chiyoko Super Rokkor 50mm f:2.8 Minolta

Chiyoko Super Rokkor 1:2.8 f=5cm C (Minolta) lens review.

This lens isn’t interesting for modern photographers, and it isn’t surprise that nobody expects a great IQ from such class of optics, but it took the personal place in history of photo-industry.

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Review: Chiyoko Super Rokkor 50mm f:2.0 Minolta

Lens review: Chiyoda Kogaku Chiyoko Super Rokkor 1:2 f=5cm C (Minolta) Japan LTM/LSM/m39

Let’s no more conversations about picture rendering, 3D-pop, and bokeh of lenses – just get this Chiyoko and make a few shots.

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Review: Chiyoda Kogaku Super Rokkor 50mm f:1.8 Minolta

Lens review: Chiyoda Kogaku Super Rokkor 1:1.8 f=5cm (Minolta) Japan LTM/LSM/m39.

The first lens in Minolta’s own style – all previous looks quite similar with West Germany lenses, but this one has started the look which was continued by the SR-mount lenses up to the moment when rubberized focus rings came into industry. And it looks like that this lens was a big jump in optical IQ. Continue reading Review: Chiyoda Kogaku Super Rokkor 50mm f:1.8 Minolta