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p.101 #1 · p.101 #1 · ROKKOR Image & Discussion Thread


Sebboh, your pic of your daughter is precious.
Phillip, I love that first shot of the pear blossoms (?) with the 100/2.5. I have an obsession with 100mm focal length, looks like I need to look for one of those too.

A couple model shots...58/1.2.

Jim

Conversation stopper by Only_to_be_kind, on Flickr

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Jun 04, 2014 at 03:40 AM
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p.101 #2 · p.101 #2 · ROKKOR Image & Discussion Thread


Nice model shots Jim.

Here are some of my son that I took today with the Rokkor 58 f/1.2 all shot at f/2






















Jun 07, 2014 at 03:11 AM
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p.101 #3 · p.101 #3 · ROKKOR Image & Discussion Thread


5DmkIII + 58mm @1.2
A Stream full of bokeh by NoahWmR12, on Flickr



Jun 07, 2014 at 03:55 AM
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p.101 #4 · p.101 #4 · ROKKOR Image & Discussion Thread


I'm selling my EF mount Rokkor 58mm f/1.2 that was adapted by Jim Buchanon himself and includes the hard to find original lens hood in great condition. It's in the Buy & Sell forum. I wanted to post one last photo in here taken with the lens.




  Canon EOS 5D Mark III    Minolta MC Rokkor-PG 58mm f/1.2 lens    58mm    f/1.2    1/1250s    100 ISO    -0.7 EV  




Jun 21, 2014 at 03:05 AM
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p.101 #5 · p.101 #5 · ROKKOR Image & Discussion Thread


6 image stitch

Sony A7R
Rokkor 58mm f/1.2

Ullswater - Lake District by Scanned Chemistry, on Flickr



Jun 25, 2014 at 10:28 PM
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p.101 #6 · p.101 #6 · ROKKOR Image & Discussion Thread


some cross posts with the rokkor 58/1.2:

























Jun 26, 2014 at 06:56 AM
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p.101 #7 · p.101 #7 · ROKKOR Image & Discussion Thread


Found the Minolta Auto W. Rokkor-HG 35/2.8 lens in an antique section of a photo store recently and got it for $30. It takes great photos with my Sony A7R!




Jun 26, 2014 at 10:17 PM
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p.101 #8 · p.101 #8 · ROKKOR Image & Discussion Thread


Here are a few with the 400 f/5.6 APO

















Jul 03, 2014 at 04:10 AM
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p.101 #9 · p.101 #9 · ROKKOR Image & Discussion Thread


Here is a shot from the Rokkor 58 f/1.2 at f/2. I like using the Rokkor at f/2 for this type of "landscape" shot a lot.







Jul 13, 2014 at 02:13 AM
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p.101 #10 · p.101 #10 · ROKKOR Image & Discussion Thread


I started experimenting with manual lenses back in the winter of this year. My motivations then, were because I was cheap; I didn’t want to spend $2000 dollars per camera lens.

The first lens I purchased was a Minolta 50mm F1.4 (49mm filter size). I paid $35 dollars for it in excellent condition.

My first impression of this lens was that it took horrible pictures. After a time, I concluded that the lack of picture quality was from the Metabones adapter I was using. I swapped the Metabones for a Novoflex, and was pleased with the result.

I believe now, my Minolta 50mm F1.4, under bright light conditions, takes as good or better pictures than my $800 EF 35mm F1.2. The lens renders a different type of look to it, much like an old film camera, only much, much, sharper.

Now I own a Minolta 28mm, 50mm, 135mm, 200mm, and a 100mm~300mm zoom. My camera is a Sony A7r. My experience so far has been there is a commonality among these lenses, in that the first 2 apertures and the last 2 apertures won’t consistently produce quality pictures. You can get a very shallow depth of focus at low F numbers, sort of art type photograph, it you work at it hard enough at it, but nothing I would consider consistent. At F5.6 through F11 however, are the lens sweet spots. At F8, every Minolta lenses I own will produce wonderful “old school” looking photographs.


Minolta MD Rokkor 50 mm_DSC1045 by jgaster, on Flickr

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p.101 #11 · p.101 #11 · ROKKOR Image & Discussion Thread


Steve, thanks for the comment. Love the look of your 400APO, what does the MFD work out to be on that? Flower shot looked decent magnification.


jgaster, ummm yeah. That is why this thread exists. Many of us are hooked on Rokkors or other old Minota lenses. What you describe about apertures is less a property of Minolta and more so of lenses in general.

If you paste the BBcode from flickr, it will display the image here rather than a text link. Pictures speak louder than words. Welcome to the party.



Jul 13, 2014 at 02:14 PM
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p.101 #12 · p.101 #12 · ROKKOR Image & Discussion Thread


rokkor 24/2.8 wide open:










at f/11 i think:





rokkor 58/1.2 wide open:










Jul 13, 2014 at 02:43 PM
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p.101 #13 · p.101 #13 · ROKKOR Image & Discussion Thread


I got the MC 85mm 1.7 in the mail Friday, here's one from yesterday.









Jul 13, 2014 at 02:44 PM
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p.101 #14 · p.101 #14 · ROKKOR Image & Discussion Thread


I finally figured out the BBcode.

I took this picture below at a minor league baseball game on July 4. The lens is a Minolta MC Tele Rokkor-X 200mm F3.5.

I took this set of pictures from the seat I was sitting in, well over 100 yards. As I recall, the shutter speed was 500, the F stop two clicks down from the tightest aperture (the way I do it for vintage glass), and the ISO 500. The photo is about a 60% crop of the original, and the color somewhat enhanced.

Seriously, I think you would need to be dead, to not take a great picture with this lens. One of my favorites. I paid $35 for it.




Minolta MC Tele Rokkor-x 200mm_3567 by jgaster, on Flickr



Jul 13, 2014 at 03:35 PM
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p.101 #15 · p.101 #15 · ROKKOR Image & Discussion Thread


Minolta X700
Rokkor 58mm f/1.2
Truprint FG+ 100 (expired)
Epson V700

Chinook by Scanned Chemistry, on Flickr



Jul 13, 2014 at 05:08 PM
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p.101 #16 · p.101 #16 · ROKKOR Image & Discussion Thread


Grenache wrote:
Steve, thanks for the comment. Love the look of your 400APO, what does the MFD work out to be on that? Flower shot looked decent magnification.

jgaster, ummm yeah. That is why this thread exists. Many of us are hooked on Rokkors or other old Minota lenses. What you describe about apertures is less a property of Minolta and more so of lenses in general.

If you paste the BBcode from flickr, it will display the image here rather than a text link. Pictures speak louder than words. Welcome to the party.


Thanks, Jim. I find the 400 APO to be a great character lens. Nice bokeh for an APO lens, basically no CA either in the focus plane or out and a very nice rendering to my eye. There are sharper lenses, but if you have good light it is a great lens. My biggest gripe is that it is only f/5.6 and it is a long lens. I find I need a monopod to get sharp shots even at 1/400 shutter speed (but I am sure my long lens technique could be better). I prefer the shots when I use a tripod, but I don't always want to schlep one around and you need a bigger tripod for such a long lens. The MFD is listed as 5 ft., but I find it seems to be a bit less. That flower shot wasn't even quite at the MFD, so not a bad magnification at all, and I like the bokeh in that shot. Modern long lenses have a much shorter MFD, but I have never been bothered by the MFD on the Minolta. It certainly could be an issue for some people though.



Jul 13, 2014 at 06:22 PM
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p.101 #17 · p.101 #17 · ROKKOR Image & Discussion Thread


NEX5N+MD Tele Rokkor 135/2.8 4/4








Jul 13, 2014 at 06:25 PM
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p.101 #18 · p.101 #18 · ROKKOR Image & Discussion Thread


jgaster wrote:
I finally figured out the BBcode.

I took this picture below at a minor league baseball game on July 4. The lens is a Minolta MC Tele Rokkor-X 200mm F3.5.

I took this set of pictures from the seat I was sitting in, well over 100 yards. As I recall, the shutter speed was 500, the F stop two clicks down from the tightest aperture (the way I do it for vintage glass), and the ISO 500. The photo is about a 60% crop of the original, and the color somewhat enhanced.

Seriously, I think you would need to
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Jul 13, 2014 at 06:30 PM
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p.101 #19 · p.101 #19 · ROKKOR Image & Discussion Thread


I purchased an EOS converted 58 1.2 earlier in the year, but really haven't put it through its paces since I bought it. Took it out last week and wanted to see how it preformed wide open. I'm pleased with the result. I've got a new found respect for those of you who can nail the focus @1.2


6D Rokkor 58 1.2 1/4000 @ 1.2 iso 50




Jul 14, 2014 at 03:30 AM
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p.101 #20 · p.101 #20 · ROKKOR Image & Discussion Thread


tjack wrote:
I got the MC 85mm 1.7 in the mail Friday, here's one from yesterday.



Woah - a bit of a shocker to see one from my neighborhood! Pretty dang close to it, at least.



Jul 14, 2014 at 02:59 PM
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