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p.4 #1 · p.4 #1 · ROKKOR Image & Discussion Thread


just got an MD 50mm f/1.7 today for $9. here are a few test shots with it (all except the 4th shot are taken wide open):






























i'm very pleased to see that it renders very similarly to my much missed 50mm f/1.2, which i sold in a fit of practicality. even has the same sort of funkiness wide open.



Sep 01, 2010 at 07:15 AM
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p.4 #2 · p.4 #2 · ROKKOR Image & Discussion Thread


Few marine inhabitants by 58/1.2




















Sep 01, 2010 at 09:01 AM
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p.4 #3 · p.4 #3 · ROKKOR Image & Discussion Thread


Wowskerz Dimetri, those look awesome!

Excellent PP too! Good job!

A little bigger would be nice tho.






Sep 01, 2010 at 03:25 PM
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p.4 #4 · p.4 #4 · ROKKOR Image & Discussion Thread


Cheers Bif..
This is autoresize by Gallery2..
You can see larger size here if you want:
http://www.3byk.org/gallery2/v/Dmitri_Reyer/aabstraction/?g2_page=4




Sep 02, 2010 at 04:56 AM
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p.4 #5 · p.4 #5 · ROKKOR Image & Discussion Thread


Few from yesterday's walkabout...all 58/1.2 WO

























As the day was ending, before meeting some people for dinner I popped into a local shop and there on the shelf was a MINT Rokkor-PG 58/1.2! Needless to say I reached into the pocket and bought it straight away - let's say the price was an absolute steal!



Sep 11, 2010 at 04:54 PM
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p.4 #6 · p.4 #6 · ROKKOR Image & Discussion Thread


Awesome shots - including the aquarium ones! I just bought a 58/1.2 myself - can't wait to try it out.


Sep 11, 2010 at 08:47 PM
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p.4 #7 · p.4 #7 · ROKKOR Image & Discussion Thread


Very nice Krosavcheg! Very nice lines and patterns.


Sep 11, 2010 at 09:04 PM
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p.4 #8 · p.4 #8 · ROKKOR Image & Discussion Thread


Thanks guys! Very much appreciated!
I really enjoyed walking around and shooting those, taking my time...really felt at peace!..

Denoir: Seing what you do with Zeiss, I am really looking forward to your Rokkor shots (around Karlberg for a start?) hehehe....



Sep 12, 2010 at 09:39 AM
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p.4 #9 · p.4 #9 · ROKKOR Image & Discussion Thread


Yeah, very nice Dimitri! They share a common geometrical theme - which makes them extra interesting! GJ!



Sep 12, 2010 at 11:45 AM
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p.4 #10 · p.4 #10 · ROKKOR Image & Discussion Thread


Bif! Thank you very much!
I was specifically trying to catch some straight lines with certain background patterns...I really wanted to capture a bit of a lonsome feeling in the 3rd shot, but I think I failed somewhat...



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p.4 #11 · p.4 #11 · ROKKOR Image & Discussion Thread


Got my Rokkor 58/1.2 today. To use an American expression - this lens is totally sick! I've never used anything produce bokeh like it does..























































Sep 17, 2010 at 10:11 PM
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p.4 #12 · p.4 #12 · ROKKOR Image & Discussion Thread


Congrats Luka on your newly acquired Rokkor 58/1.2!
yes, it is great lens and has been a favorite here in the alt forum for a few years now.



Sep 17, 2010 at 10:21 PM
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p.4 #13 · p.4 #13 · ROKKOR Image & Discussion Thread


looks great. did you put a focus confirm chip on it? looks like some of the specular highlights in the last shot are getting squared off by an obstruction.


Sep 17, 2010 at 10:32 PM
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p.4 #14 · p.4 #14 · ROKKOR Image & Discussion Thread


Thanks Wayne, sebboh.

Sebboh: I bought it adapted & chipped. The clipping of the specular highlights are probably because of the mirror box.

I can almost get to infinity before the mirror hangs. Stopping it down a bit and the DOF takes care of that last part.



Sep 17, 2010 at 10:37 PM
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p.4 #15 · p.4 #15 · ROKKOR Image & Discussion Thread


Krosavcheg wrote:
Denoir: Seing what you do with Zeiss, I am really looking forward to your Rokkor shots (around Karlberg for a start?) hehehe....


The previous set of shots was around Karlberg. You can perhaps recognize some parts of the blur



Sep 18, 2010 at 01:41 AM
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p.4 #16 · p.4 #16 · ROKKOR Image & Discussion Thread


A couple of more shots of the close-up bokeh p0rn type:

























One interesting observation - at first sight the lens seems very soft at f/1.2 and becomes suddenly sharp at f/1.4. However, the softness wide open is deceptive. The detail is there but with significant haloing due to strong spherical aberration. It is very easy to sharpen up in post to get an image that looks surprisingly sharp.

Also I have been surprised by the low LoCA wide open. Purple fringing is barely noticeable even in rather extreme cases wide open. Spherochromaticism seems to be quite common (green or purple edges around the bokeh specular highlight blobs) although I have not discerned a pattern yet.



Sep 18, 2010 at 01:47 AM
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p.4 #17 · p.4 #17 · ROKKOR Image & Discussion Thread


Both sets... really nice! I dig the color schemes you looked for in those. At least they seem planned (composed with intent). Very enjoyable!






Sep 18, 2010 at 02:05 AM
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p.4 #18 · p.4 #18 · ROKKOR Image & Discussion Thread


Very nice shots Denoir, Are you able to get infinity focus?
-Jim



Sep 18, 2010 at 02:10 AM
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p.4 #19 · p.4 #19 · ROKKOR Image & Discussion Thread


Thanks Bifurcator, Jim!

Bifurcator, one of the reasons why I like shooting at night is because there are typically a number of different light sources which can produce some interesting colors when you set the white balance.

Jim, no not quite. I can get infinity sharp by stopping down but wide open I can reach about 20-30 meters. With live view I can get almost infinity but then the back element retainer ring pushes against the mount which makes the AF chip lose contact with the camera. Live view shuts down as the camera thinks the lens has been removed and the mirror hangs.

Anyway, it's not really relevant - wide open at infinity is not interesting anyway and stopped down (f/5.6 - f/8 works well) I get the full range. The key benefit of this lens is its bokeh so stopped down shooting at infinity is not all that interesting.


At/near infinity:













It's no Zeiss, but it does work at infinity. I suspect those two shots will be my last shot at infinity.

--Luka



Sep 18, 2010 at 02:31 AM
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p.4 #20 · p.4 #20 · ROKKOR Image & Discussion Thread


Nice shots Luka. FYI, trimming the retaining ring will give you close to infinity in normal shooting mode and the rest of the way in live view.
Which version is your, BTW? Metal or rubber grip?



Sep 18, 2010 at 02:37 AM
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