Minolta MD 28mm f2.8 Wide Angle Lens
Minolta MD 28mm f2.8 Lens (Serial 9017678) in stunning near mint condition. Smooth focus and snappy aperture.
Refurbished and complete with all original end caps and lens hood.
Optics are spotless – a lovely example of an excellent late model Minolta lens.
MD Mount and will fit any Minolta manual focus film SLR.
The Minolta MD mount was developed to suit the later X series cameras which could support both aperture priority and shutter priority modes. This lens will fit and work on any earlier type cameras which used the MC Mount.
Technically any Minolta film SLR uses the SR mount and the later MC and MD designations were only for the coupled metering systems. The MD mount features a locking tab to lock the lens at minimum aperture for point and shoot operation when used with an X-700.
The MD series were the last manual focus lenses from Minolta and were some of the very best performing lenses due to their improved coatings.
Complete strip and rebuild. Like most MD series lenses this one was suffering dried out lubrication making the focus feel gritty and stiff. Now completely rebuilt using professional helicoid lubricant the focus is smooth and suitably firm through the range.
Glass interior surfaces cleaned as these were suffering mild oil contamination from the helicoid lubricant. This is a common issue with MD lenses and will affect performance if not dealt with.
Please be aware that the cameras and lenses for sale can be up to 50 years old. They have been serviced and/or checked and are always as good as they can be made, but please don’t expect them to be flawless as if they were made yesterday.
All lenses of this age exhibit some small particles of dust and coatings are not up to modern standards. Cameras will exhibit some wear signs and likewise may have small dust specks in their viewfinders or focus screens. These do not affect the picture in any way.
ANY problems or issues will be described in the main text which you are advised to read carefully.If you are unfamiliar with film cameras we suggest you do some online research and read the manuals which are freely available from online resources.
We are enthusiastic film fans and spend our time hunting cameras and lenses that have been or are being unloved. We then spend hours to bring them back to fully working and clean condition, ready for a new lease of life with you We always change the film seals, give the camera a clean/service and make sure its fully working before we sell it on to you.
Most lenses are cleaned, re-lubricated and all of their functions checked prior to sale so you know they will work, full details will always be in the text. All items are packed safely for transit using proper packing material NOT something the cat was sick in.Having been stung both on eBay and by dealers alike who often know very little about film cameras we decided to offer people a chance to experience film using a camera that will last for many years and which we can say for sure works reliably
Mel & Claire
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