Christopher J Osborne

Minolta Chiyoko P-Rokkor 75mm f/2.5

Minolta Chiyoko P-Rokkor 75mm f/2.5 lens unmounted

Minolta Chiyoko P-Rokkor 75mm f/2.5 lens mounted normally using a slim M42 to Sony adapter

Minolta Chiyoko P-Rokkor 75mm f/2.5 lens mounted reversed using a slim M42 to Sony adapter

This lens came from a Minolta Mini portable projector, and as expected is is much smaller than most 35mm slide projector lenses. Because it's such a small lens you'll need an M42-M42 helicoid rather than the M52-M42 helicoid I use with most 35mm slide projector lenses. This lens is very soft when compared to the Enna München MC Ennalyt 90mm f/2.5, but I still like the dreamy, painterly way it renders an image. This lens also works great mounted backwards with the rear of the lens pointing towards the subject.

I used the following adapters to mount this lens on my Sony mirrorless camera:

See the 35mm slide projector lenses page for more information on using 35mm slide projector lenses on digital cameras.

All the following photographs, (both colour and b&w) were process using Analogue Efex Pro 2.

Lens mounted normally (with the front of the lens facing the subject)

Minolta Chiyoko P-Rokkor 75mm f/2.5 gallery - Image 1
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Minolta Chiyoko P-Rokkor 75mm f/2.5 gallery - Image 10

Lens mounted reversed (with the rear of the lens facing the subject)

Mounting the lens reversed has an interesting effect on the Bokeh!

Minolta Chiyoko P-Rokkor 75mm f/2.5 gallery - Image 11
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