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| p.1 #10 · Another for the collection - Rokkor MC PF 58/1.4 questions |
I did, but I sold it. And I should tell you I only used it on an NEX, but I'm not sure using it on Canon would make much difference. The draw and colors reminded me more of a Pentax lens than a Minolta, so I can see where it would be desirable if that's what you're after.
Interesting. Thanks again for the input.
As I recall, mine was a Jim Buchanan conversion (which I bought already converted). Since I wasn't involved in the conversion process, I can't directly answer the difficulty question --- but converting Rokkors (often the 58/1.2) is something that many people did on their own, even without machine tools (just a lot of patience and sandpaper). I suspect that with helpful hints from Jim Buchanan and access to a lathe, the process should be relatively straightforward.
Thank you. I'll do some googling and see what I can find. Having access to a lathe is not a guarantee. And if permission is granted, unfortunately I won't be the one doing the work. Without you guys knowing my cousin, who would be doing it, I'll just say I have my concerns. although he has more experience on a lathe than I do, there are other things that factor into this equation that concern me.
MC Rokkor PG 50/1.4 is superior in every respect i.e. sharpness,contrast,colour rendition.58/1.4 was one of the lenses I resold because of the inferior overall performance.Don't get me wrong - one can get decent pics with it,but there are so many others that does the job better.
So far, that's what I've read about the PG. Being my budget is rather limited at the moment, and I'm trying to save up for a used 70-200/2.8L IS mk1 or 100-400L IS, I'm not really in the market to go lens hunting. This was an impulse purchase. I only had moments to decide if I wanted to buy it. Without knowing exactly how good a lens it was, and without remembering if a Minolta was easy to use on an EOS with a simple adapter, I took a chance knowing it was a f/1.4 Rokkor. I could make $20 by reselling it, but I really think I'm going to hang onto it and try and convert it. Converting it will give me the opportunity to take a lens apart without worrying about destroying an excellent lens. So best case scenario, I modify it to work on my body. Worst case scenario, I break a $20 lens. Better a $20 lens than a multi-hundred dollar lens. Besides, I've been thinking about possibly saving up for a long FD in the future (500mm or 600mm). Modifying this lens will give me some of the practice I'll require to modify the FD should I decide to save up for one.