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p.1 #1 · Rokkor 58/1.2 love thread


Guys!

I think this little beauty has gotten to little attention lately. We need another love thread.
Please post your best work with it.

A



Oct 27, 2009 at 08:29 AM
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p.1 #2 · Rokkor 58/1.2 love thread


hi,
another love story:
once i did love my 58er,
but now i love my sigma more.
r



Oct 27, 2009 at 08:42 AM
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p.1 #3 · Rokkor 58/1.2 love thread


I see. Have you sold the Rokkor?


Oct 27, 2009 at 08:56 AM
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p.1 #4 · Rokkor 58/1.2 love thread


I tried the Rokkor
hoping for a new love
I found my true love
holding my Zuiko 50/1.2



Oct 27, 2009 at 08:56 AM
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p.1 #5 · Rokkor 58/1.2 love thread


hi,
yes,
sold for gold.
r



Oct 27, 2009 at 10:00 AM
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p.1 #6 · Rokkor 58/1.2 love thread


I love photographing my love with my love;







This is still my favourite 50-ish lens, by far.



Oct 27, 2009 at 11:41 AM
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p.1 #7 · Rokkor 58/1.2 love thread


Another that I like, wide open again:








Oct 27, 2009 at 11:47 AM
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p.1 #8 · Rokkor 58/1.2 love thread


Well I won't wax poetic, but here are a few of my favorites with this lens that I do love.

















Oct 27, 2009 at 11:48 AM
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p.1 #9 · Rokkor 58/1.2 love thread


In low light...






Oct 27, 2009 at 11:49 AM
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p.1 #10 · Rokkor 58/1.2 love thread


I've always like this one, too...








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p.1 #11 · Rokkor 58/1.2 love thread


Well, I sold mine a while back and regret doing so. There is something very special about this Rokkor.


Oct 27, 2009 at 11:53 AM
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Oct 27, 2009 at 11:57 AM
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p.1 #13 · Rokkor 58/1.2 love thread


I found some pics in ridiculous flickr size will post some more later:

f/2ish:






f/4






wide open






Taken with my (at the time) XTi.



Oct 27, 2009 at 12:46 PM
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p.1 #14 · Rokkor 58/1.2 love thread


I still have 2 of these and enjoy using them a lot. There's other interesting f/1.2-ish 50s out there but the Rokkor has a lot of specialness to it. I'll post the modern photo lens tests soon. It was the best 50-ish f/1.2 they had ever tested, from what I have seen.

-Ed



Oct 27, 2009 at 12:59 PM
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p.1 #15 · Rokkor 58/1.2 love thread


Ed Sawyer wrote:
I still have 2 of these and enjoy using them a lot. There's other interesting f/1.2-ish 50s out there but the Rokkor has a lot of specialness to it. I'll post the modern photo lens tests soon. It was the best 50-ish f/1.2 they had ever tested, from what I have seen.

-Ed


Maybe they had my copy.



Oct 27, 2009 at 01:15 PM
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p.1 #16 · Rokkor 58/1.2 love thread


Mmm... They liked the later version *much* more than the earlier one, for whatever reason. The one they loved was I think a 259xxx(?), I'll have to look it up. It was a rubber-grip version.


Oct 27, 2009 at 03:55 PM
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p.1 #17 · Rokkor 58/1.2 love thread


Ed Sawyer wrote:
Mmm... They liked the later version *much* more than the earlier one, for whatever reason. The one they loved was I think a 259xxx(?), I'll have to look it up. It was a rubber-grip version.


That just goes to show, once again, that there is some serious sample variation in the Rokkor 58/1.2. I never had a rubber grip version (6 copies) that matched my 200xxxx. A few of them were close...

But even an "average" sample of this lens is relatively excellent (relative to other 50s I have tried, that is) IMO.



Oct 27, 2009 at 03:58 PM
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p.1 #18 · Rokkor 58/1.2 love thread


Here are some of my pics. All shots were taken wide open on Canon 40D and in jpeg under low light. I wish I had used RAW then. These shots were taken at The Price of Freedom at Smithsonian Museum, Washington DC.

CP
















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Oct 27, 2009 at 04:30 PM
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p.1 #19 · Rokkor 58/1.2 love thread



I'm a joker
I'm a smoker
I'm a stopped down Rokkor
I sure don't want to hurt no one










Oct 27, 2009 at 05:01 PM
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p.1 #20 · Rokkor 58/1.2 love thread


My Nikkor Rokkor needs more love.


Oct 27, 2009 at 05:11 PM
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