Minolta 50mm F/2 ROKKOR-X

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The Minolta 50mm F/2 ROKKOR-X MD is an excellent standard focal length prime lens that can be easily adapted to work with many full-frame or APS-C cameras. As an exceptionally fast, remarkably sharp lens with a reasonably attractive bokeh. With its viewpoint similar to that of the human eye, it’s ideal for a wide range of shooting scenarios including portraits, street photography, and even landscapes. This lens features a waffle-pattern rubber focusing grip for enhanced maneuverability.


At a glance


  • Renders classic colors and contrast, unique to vintage Minolta glass
  • Virtually no distortion
  • Fast and bright f/2 maximum aperture allows for razor thin depth of field and for spectacular results in low-light photography
  • Sharp at center wide open at f/2 and very sharp across the frame by f/8
  • Great walk around lens, ideal for portraits, street photography, landscapes, and (f2) even astrophotography
  • Rugged mostly metal construction


Minolta 50mm F/2 ROKKOR-X Manual Focus Prime Lens



Sample Images



Technical Specifications


Focal Length (35mm format): 50mm
Maximum Aperture: f/2
Minimum Aperture: f/22
Mount format: Minolta MD-Mount
Format: 35mm Film
Angle of View (35mm format): 47°
Focusing Distance: 12in. to Inifinity
Elements/Groups: 6/5
Number of Blades: 5
Autofocus: Manual
Filter size: 55mm
Manufacturer: Minolta
Country of Manufacture: Japan
Weight: 212g


Where to buy


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The sample images in this post were captured using a Sony A7r, Mark III

The product images were captured using a Samsung Galaxy Note 9




This is an excellent vintage lens for both portrait on landscape photography


  • Optical Quality (Overall)

  • Build Quality

  • Weight/Ergonomics

  • Chromatic Aberration/Fringing

  • Bokeh

  • Sharpness wide open

  • Sharpness wide open


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