Minolta Chiyoko P-Rokkor 75mm f/2.5
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 paid £10.50 + £2.75 &p for mine.
I used the following adapters to mount this lens on my Sony mirrorless camera:
- An M42-M42 36-90mm focusing helicoid available from Amazon or eBay
- A slim M42 to Sony E mount adapter available on Amazon or eBay
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)
Lens mounted reversed (with the rear of the lens facing the subject)
Mounting the lens reversed has an interesting effect on the Bokeh!