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Samples: Minolta MD Varisoft Rokkor 85mm F2.8

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    Posted: 22 December 2013 at 19:42
Samples: Varisoft Rokkor 85mm F 2.8

There are two versions of this lens:
  1. 1978: VARISOFT ROKKOR(-X) | Style: MDII
  2. 1984: VARISOFT | Style: MDIII


mount: Minolta SR
format: FF
year: 1978 | 1984
max aperture: F2.8
min aperture: F16
elements/group: 6 in 5
aperture blades: 8
min focus distance (mm): 800
filter diameter (mm): 55
length (mm): 80
weight (g): 430

additional information:

lens shade: screw-in (1) | clip-in (2)


This thread is open for C&C and for posting additional pictures. Please ONLY post pictures taken with the lens in the title- or start a new thread.
Please state camera, version of the lens and adapter in your post!

Edited by Micholand - 01 September 2014 at 19:03
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I am just starting to learn how to use this Lens on the A7r. I use a Novoflex Nex/Min-MC-MD adapter. I haven't used any of the other Rokkor 85mm so I can't compare it to them. I have found it is good for portraits and the softness setting should be used sparingly ( setting 3 IMHO is just too much( you might as well get a UV filter and smear vaseline over it!!) All the portraits, taken with this lens, I have are of family and close friends who don't want them on line. My wife generally doesn't like the pictures of her taken with the A7r the exception being the varisoft.   Heres a series of shots taken of a stall in Viennas Rathaus Christkindlemarkt. All were at wide open(F2.8) Softness settings were zero, 1, and 2.






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Some snapshot with MinMD 85F2.8 and Alpha7; adapter used: Fotodiox Minolta MC/MD/SR - NEX/E-mount


#1 | a7 + MD85/2.8: @Soft3 + f2.8



#2 | a7 + MD85/2.8: @Soft0 + f4



#3 | a7 + MD85/2.8: @Soft3 + f4

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#4 | a7 + MD85/2.8: @Soft3 + f2.8



#5 | a7 + MD85/2.8: @Soft2 + f3.5

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