Found by the color of the lens letters! Part 5!
Because we can’t speak english
I am using DeepL translate, so it may be a strange sentence,
but I would like you to understand
This is the fifth in a series of discoveries by the color of the lens lettering on vintage film camera lenses!
Once again, discoveries were made with old and new Minolta lenses.
We will explain using lenses that are on sale at our vintage shop Japan Inc.
Minolta M-ROKKOR 28mm f/2.8
Minolta MC ROKKOR-PG 50mm f/1.4
There was a difference in the color of the letters on the old and new (mount) Minolta lenses of the same manufacturer.
Minolta M-ROKKOR 28mm f/2.8（M-Mount lens）
Minolta MC ROKKOR-PG 50mm f/1.4（MC Mount lens）
The difference between an M-mount lens and an MC-mount lens is the ft section above the upper row that represents the distance indicator (distance reference).
M-mount lenses are orange
MC-mount lenses are green.
It is a common part of both lenses.
The m section below the upper row, which represents the distance indicator (distance estimate), will be white.
All other numbers are white.
Again, we were able to find differences in the color of the numbers between the old and new (different mounts) of the same manufacturer.
We will continue to column as we discover differences in letters and numbers.
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Writer Takashi Okumura