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p.72 #1 · p.72 #1 · ROKKOR Image & Discussion Thread


Bifurcator wrote:
You'll get lots of images like Phillip's cows (above) if you point it in the right direction.


that's always the tough part.

i hear it is very good centrally, but loses something in the FF corners. it should have nice color and contrast. not as good as the 28/2 and 28/2.5 though from what i hear (no personal experience).



Sep 04, 2012 at 04:16 AM
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p.72 #2 · p.72 #2 · ROKKOR Image & Discussion Thread


Good to hear about contrast and colors. If anything hats all I really want from the lens. I've read it has a bit of field curvature which may be part of he corner issues. I'll be using it on a 5N though.


Sep 04, 2012 at 02:02 PM
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p.72 #3 · p.72 #3 · ROKKOR Image & Discussion Thread


Is Konica/Minolta ready to inter the photography market again?
http://photorumors.com/2012/09/07/konica-minolta-patents-a-43mm-f1-4-lens-for-micro-four-thirds/
Konica Minolta patents a 43mm f/1.4 lens for Micro Four Thirds



Sep 08, 2012 at 01:26 PM
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p.72 #4 · p.72 #4 · ROKKOR Image & Discussion Thread


Personally, I am not interested in a micro 4/3 system.
Did not Sony purchase the Konica/Minolta assets?
Guess not...



Sep 08, 2012 at 02:22 PM
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p.72 #5 · p.72 #5 · ROKKOR Image & Discussion Thread


http://www.konicaminolta.com/about/releases/2006/0119_02_01.html

Under this agreement, on March 31 2006, Sony will receive certain assets from Konica Minolta PI that are necessary for the development, design, production and so forth of digital SLR cameras compatible with Konica Minolta PI's "Maxxum/Dynax lens mount system".



Sep 08, 2012 at 02:24 PM
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p.72 #6 · p.72 #6 · ROKKOR Image & Discussion Thread


LightShow wrote:
Is Konica/Minolta ready to inter the photography market again?
http://photorumors.com/2012/09/07/konica-minolta-patents-a-43mm-f1-4-lens-for-micro-four-thirds/


intriguing.



Sep 08, 2012 at 02:37 PM
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p.72 #7 · p.72 #7 · ROKKOR Image & Discussion Thread


#1 Rokkor MD 35/1.8 at WO, white balance adjusted via Nik Color Efex

#2 Still Rokkor MD 35, just resized ...

#3 Rokkor MD 85/1.7, just resized ...

















Sep 08, 2012 at 04:12 PM
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p.72 #8 · p.72 #8 · ROKKOR Image & Discussion Thread


As a side topic, I just re-lubed my MC HG 35/2.8, MC PF 58/1.4, and MC PG 58/1.2(plus an FD 50/1.4, and a S-M-C 50/1.4) with the light helical lube(#10) from Micro-Tools(which get it from japan-hobby-tool.com).
They are all much easier to turn now, and fairly smooth, much like the other lenses that are still like new.
Much lighter than the stuff I was using before which is like a gel, it works fine on simple Helicoids like my Helios 44-2, but in more complex lenses it gets a bit hard to turn, though it is smooth.

I will report back my thoughts after I use them more.



Sep 08, 2012 at 04:42 PM
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p.72 #9 · p.72 #9 · ROKKOR Image & Discussion Thread


I guess there wont be Sony E mount Minolta glass coming out?
Now that would be interesting to me.

buggz2k wrote:
Personally, I am not interested in a micro 4/3 system.




Sep 09, 2012 at 03:05 AM
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p.72 #10 · p.72 #10 · ROKKOR Image & Discussion Thread


MD Rokkor 85/1.7 on 60D .. just resized

#1 cropped ...












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p.72 #11 · p.72 #11 · ROKKOR Image & Discussion Thread


nixland that second one with 35 is great!

28/2 on portra 160:







Sep 09, 2012 at 03:27 PM
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p.72 #12 · p.72 #12 · ROKKOR Image & Discussion Thread


Thanks Sebboh ... Keep inspiring me with your great shots

Rokkor MD 35/1.8 ...

#1 f4 or f5.6

#2 .... shallow DOF "crutch" shot

#3 at WO or f2.8 .... it could be better at f5.6 I think

















Sep 24, 2012 at 02:40 PM
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p.72 #13 · p.72 #13 · ROKKOR Image & Discussion Thread


Cars Expo is the right time to shoot, off course, cars and .. models

Minolta MD 200mm f/2.8 with opticless MD-EOS adapter (so it can't focus too far, but it's far enough for headshots)




















Sep 24, 2012 at 03:02 PM
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p.72 #14 · p.72 #14 · ROKKOR Image & Discussion Thread


Phillip Reeve wrote:
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8424/7791399654_d3a6165dd9_o.jpg

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8296/7791399854_83e01ed4bc_o.jpg


OH, I love these!!! Excellent Phillip!



Sep 24, 2012 at 03:33 PM
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p.72 #15 · p.72 #15 · ROKKOR Image & Discussion Thread


Just got a Rokkor 58/1.2 the other day. Here's an unscientific comparison against a Carl Zeiss Planar T* 50/1.4. Same settings, both wide open. The Rokkor shot was straightened a bit, but both shot in raw and processed in LR and otherwise untouched.

Rokkor


Minolta MC Rokkor PG 58mm f/1.2 wide open by Mann_Perete, on Flickr

Zeiss


Carl Zeiss Planar T* 50mm f/1.4 wide open by Mann_Perete, on Flickr

The Rokkor constantly gives a warmer tone despite the sun hiding behind the clouds in the Zeiss shot.

Anyway, not really trying to make any loud statements.. just sharing something I found interesting. For what it's worth, I really love both, but the bokeh quality award goes to the Rokkor




Sep 26, 2012 at 02:09 AM
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p.72 #16 · p.72 #16 · ROKKOR Image & Discussion Thread


mann_p wrote:
Just got a Rokkor 58/1.2 the other day. Here's an unscientific comparison against a Carl Zeiss Planar T* 50/1.4. Same settings, both wide open. The Rokkor shot was straightened a bit, but both shot in raw and processed in LR and otherwise untouched.

The Rokkor constantly gives a warmer tone despite the sun hiding behind the clouds in the Zeiss shot.

Anyway, not really trying to make any loud statements.. just sharing something I found interesting. For what it's worth, I really love both, but the bokeh quality award goes to the Rokkor



that looks about like what i would expect from each lens. does your rokkor have some yellowing due to a thoriated rear element?



Sep 26, 2012 at 03:30 AM
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p.72 #17 · p.72 #17 · ROKKOR Image & Discussion Thread


Some shots with the MC W.Rokkor HG 35/2.8 on NEX-7






Sep 26, 2012 at 03:55 AM
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p.72 #18 · p.72 #18 · ROKKOR Image & Discussion Thread


sebboh wrote:
that looks about like what i would expect from each lens. does your rokkor have some yellowing due to a thoriated rear element?


Yup, a bit. That thorium issue used to bother me. I couldn't care less anymore lol. But my 5D couldn't handle the color cast when shooting in warm lighting despite being set to tungsten wb.



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Sep 26, 2012 at 04:15 AM
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p.72 #19 · p.72 #19 · ROKKOR Image & Discussion Thread


mann_p wrote:
Yup, a bit. That thorium issue used to bother me. I couldn't care less anymore lol. But my 5D couldn't handle the color cast when shooting in warm lighting despite being set to tungsten wb.


yeah, i really kinda liked the warm cast for portraits, but the lower contrast and lower T stop when i needed it made me switch to an unthoriated one.

MC PF 55/1.7 wide open, not sure why i like this shot of nothing:





Sep 26, 2012 at 04:23 AM
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p.72 #20 · p.72 #20 · ROKKOR Image & Discussion Thread


sebboh wrote:
MC PF 55/1.7 wide open, not sure why i like this shot of nothing:


Maybe it's the strong contrast between the red container and the floor. I actually thought it was a floating thing

Re lack of contrast, that I could live with. It's the difficulty in nailing the focus that's frustrating me so much. So much so that I ripped out the af chip from another adapter and stuck it to the Rokkor! That helped but I still ordered an ee-s screen.. and immediately after I read about the possible need for shims to get a more precise focus. Bugger!

The focus should have been on my daughter's back, not her bum. Oh well.



Sep 26, 2012 at 04:33 AM
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