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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · ROKKOR Image & Discussion Thread


Post all your wonderful Rokkor images here.


    There were separate threads for Wide/UW and Telephoto. Here's the index:

    Wide/UW: http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/954103/
    Normal-ish: http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/924270 (this thread)
    Telephoto: http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/954105

    Now starting with page 70 we're posting all in just this thread. You're more than welcome to keep the others alive or repost those images here if you'd like also!

    Have fun!




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Rokkor:
What are the differences, your likes, and dislikes about ROKKOR Normal-ish lenses?


What do the two-letter designations mean? Like ROKKOR-QD, ROKKOR-X, ROKKOR-PG, ROKKOR-PF, etc.

Did you know some ROKKORs were radioactive? ☢=☠


I'm not very good but here some to start it off. This is the Auto ROKKOR-PF 55mm f/1.8. I paid $2 for it and another $2 for an almost identical one: Another ROKKOR-PF 55mm f/1.8 but shorter and with a smaller diameter . The short & small one's focus barrel was frozen up and the other had a tiny nick on the front element. So for $4 total and a front element swap I should have a pretty nice lens. I dunno the going rate for this lens on-line. Maybe it's $3 and I got ripped off.


I couldn't wait to swap the front element so here's the shots I took on the way home:

























































Except for the building and it's 100% crop these are all taken at f/1.8 (wide open).

I can't wait to see some nice ROKKOR samples from people who actually know how to use them.





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Aug 05, 2010 at 12:11 AM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · ROKKOR Image & Discussion Thread


I'll play.I no longer have these lenses but they were both very nice lenses
-Jim

1 MD Rokkor 45f2 -





2 MD Rokkor 45f2 -





3.MD Rokkor 50f1.4 -





4. MD Rokkor 50f1.4 -





5.MD Rokkor 50f1.4






Aug 05, 2010 at 12:24 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · ROKKOR Image & Discussion Thread


Nice set! I dig the cow! Very artsy! They're all very good tho!




Aug 05, 2010 at 12:29 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · ROKKOR Image & Discussion Thread


i'm afraid the only normalish rokkor i currently have in my possession is the 45mm f/2. cost $4.50 plus $5 shipping. sadly, i don't have any image up from that lens right now. i do have some from my much missed 50mm f/1.2 though:
















































Aug 05, 2010 at 12:42 AM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · ROKKOR Image & Discussion Thread


Nice shots everyone!

I like this thread

Here are a few old shots that I took with the Rokkor 58/1.2 on 5D:



































































Aug 05, 2010 at 02:05 AM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · ROKKOR Image & Discussion Thread


Paul,
That shot of your daughter walking along the trail with the fall color is one of my favorite Rokkor 58 shots!



Aug 05, 2010 at 02:33 AM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · ROKKOR Image & Discussion Thread


Thanks Wayne. I get lucky once in a while.


Aug 05, 2010 at 02:40 AM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · ROKKOR Image & Discussion Thread


Here are a few of my favorites with the 58mm f/1.2






















Aug 05, 2010 at 02:49 AM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · ROKKOR Image & Discussion Thread


Oh my gawd... When I said "I can't wait to see some nice ROKKOR samples from people who actually know how to use them", I honestly had no idea! These are freeeeking excellent Steve Spencer, cogitech, sebboh, and Jim Schemel. Seriously!

Thanks for posting these!

PS: sebboh, I had no idea you were so awesome! Nice work!

Here's the ROKKOR 55/1.8 "Wide Open":









Literally...


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Aug 05, 2010 at 06:08 AM
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wayne seltzer wrote:
Paul,
That shot of your daughter walking along the trail with the fall color is one of my favorite Rokkor 58 shots!


+1

i know i've seen it before Jim, but that centered tree shot is great.

Bifurcator wrote:
PS: sebboh, I had no idea you were so awesome! Nice work!

Here's the ROKKOR 55/1.8 "Wide Open":


thanks,
that's a bit more wide open than i like to shoot.



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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · ROKKOR Image & Discussion Thread


+1 very nice "wide open" sample
By the way I haven't run into a rokkor that I didn't like. They are all quite good.

What do the two-letter designations mean? Like ROKKOR-QD, ROKKOR-X, ROKKOR-PG, ROKKOR-PF, etc.

Older generation used 2 letters for group/element identification. The rokkorfile website has good info on it.

http://www.rokkorfiles.com/Lens%20History.html :

"First Letter (no. of groups): T=3; Q=4; P=5; H=6; S=7; O=8; N=9.
Second Letter (no. of elements): C=3; D=4; E=5; F=6; G=7; H=8; I=9; J=10; K=11; L=12."



Aug 05, 2010 at 04:50 PM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · ROKKOR Image & Discussion Thread


sebboh wrote:
that's a bit more wide open than i like to shoot.


Hehe. Yeah, I got the front element swapped over even though one was 1mm smaller in diameter. I tested before and after and there's no detectable difference. I can't seem to un-freeze the helicoid mechanism of the other one tho. It's almost like it's welded together. I soaked it in lacquer thinner for about 10 hours and it hasn't seemed to help at all. The thinner turned green but that's it.






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Aug 05, 2010 at 06:47 PM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · ROKKOR Image & Discussion Thread


Here is one of my recent...
Probably not something you refer to as "normal"...







I am off to Tsukiji fish market in about an hour...taking Rokkor and Kiron with me...will see what happens...



Aug 05, 2010 at 06:50 PM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · ROKKOR Image & Discussion Thread


Cool! Post up the results bro!


Nice subway shot BTW!



Aug 05, 2010 at 07:05 PM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · ROKKOR Image & Discussion Thread


Cheers, just trying to learn to handle "the mustang"...
Post some more shots, will you? The street candids you posted were superb! Love the last one with the cat especially....



Aug 05, 2010 at 07:08 PM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · ROKKOR Image & Discussion Thread


Bifurcator,
thanks for the comments.Great shots all.A few more from my MD 50 f1.4(when i had it )
-Jim




















Aug 05, 2010 at 08:12 PM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · ROKKOR Image & Discussion Thread


Wow Jim... that cat shot is remarkable. Good b&w conversion great lines and textures (and the vignetting really helps this one too). I haven't seen anything like that from your Mamiya lenses... (maybe not surprising because of the focal lengths you use)


Aug 05, 2010 at 08:23 PM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · ROKKOR Image & Discussion Thread


That last cat-shot is great!


Aug 05, 2010 at 08:39 PM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · ROKKOR Image & Discussion Thread


I like the Ford. Makes me wanna buy it, restore it, and drive it around.


Aug 05, 2010 at 08:41 PM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · ROKKOR Image & Discussion Thread


Thanks guys.I'll have to see if the Mamiya 80 can duplicate something similar to this.but the f1.4 really helped this shot
-Jim



Aug 05, 2010 at 08:49 PM
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