Sociedad Ibero-Americana de la Historia
de la Fotografia Museo Fotográfico y Archivo Historico "Adolfo Alexander"
Fórum Yahoo [maquinas russas]
Pierre Couffin - Paris - France
First prototype to press:
Photographe" n° 973
From Mc. Keown’s
The copy also had an “M” on the name....
This lens was manufactured in 1978. It took some 19 years delay from the original .
This Minolta 40-80 mm f/2.8 zoom lens uses the same formulation of the
original Malik, that way, it is unusual in several
respects: the zoom controls are located on the side, it is relatively fast and
compact, and it is a unit-focusing lens. A unit-focusing lens extends as a
whole towards and away from the film in order to focus. This is quite normal
for fixed focal length lenses but very unusual for zooms. Most zooms focus by
changing the focal length of the lens or by a combination of changing the focal
length of and extending the lens. On this lens, the wheel controls the focus
while focal length is adjusted by the rotating side lever who substitutes the
original Malik knob. This particular XD body is also unusual in that it was
sold through Sears in