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p.89 #1 · p.89 #1 · ROKKOR Image & Discussion Thread


rokkor MC 400/5.6 APO:





not especially sharp, but it does very well in regard to color fringing in such strong backlight.



Jul 16, 2013 at 01:24 AM
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p.89 #2 · p.89 #2 · ROKKOR Image & Discussion Thread


Nice shot. Is it just an illusion or is the base of the tree branch running along the bottom left corner sharper than the mid-frame?


Jul 16, 2013 at 04:46 AM
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p.89 #3 · p.89 #3 · ROKKOR Image & Discussion Thread


freaklikeme wrote:
Nice shot. Is it just an illusion or is the base of the tree branch running along the bottom left corner sharper than the mid-frame?


it's just because of the greater contrast in the branch there and vignetting. at 100% that part of the branch is pretty defocused.




Jul 16, 2013 at 05:05 AM
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p.89 #4 · p.89 #4 · ROKKOR Image & Discussion Thread


sebboh wrote:
it's just because of the greater contrast in the branch there and vignetting. at 100% that part of the branch is pretty defocused.



I thought so. I had the same problem when I first examined that tree-branch test shot I posted.

It's not sharp wide open, and the 7's much more punishing on the lens stopped down than the a99. Still, you picked a great subject for it. When I think about this lens, the 58/1.2, the 35/2.8 MC HG, the 35/1.8 MC HH, and, from what I've seen, the 85/1.7, I'm convinced Minolta was on a mission to design lenses that were soft wide open, but pleasingly so.



Jul 16, 2013 at 06:43 AM
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p.89 #5 · p.89 #5 · ROKKOR Image & Discussion Thread


sebboh wrote:
rokkor MC 400/5.6 APO:
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7433/9297498448_ef537491ac_o.jpg
not especially sharp, but it does very well in regard to color fringing in such strong backlight.

nice one, looking forward to your work with and opinion on that lens



Jul 16, 2013 at 07:30 AM
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p.89 #6 · p.89 #6 · ROKKOR Image & Discussion Thread


Rokkor 58 at 1.2 i believe.
PP:ed (colors mainly)







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Jul 17, 2013 at 02:11 PM
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p.89 #7 · p.89 #7 · ROKKOR Image & Discussion Thread


LightShow wrote:
Just bought: Minolta Chiyoda Kogaku Super Rokkor 5cm 50mm f/2 LTM
http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTA2NlgxNjAw/z/VboAAOxyV85Ry4Dy/$(KGrHqR,!rQFGtVSq-mSBRy4Dydnlw~~60_57.jpg
(not my pic)

Some of my first pics, it's sharp enough wide open and just gets better as you stop down, surprisingly there is little CA, even with sun off of chrome or backlite branches.
It will definitely see heavy rotation for photo walks.















Jul 18, 2013 at 08:12 PM
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p.89 #8 · p.89 #8 · ROKKOR Image & Discussion Thread


^^ sweet! can we see a pic of it on camera?


Jul 18, 2013 at 08:18 PM
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p.89 #9 · p.89 #9 · ROKKOR Image & Discussion Thread


freaklikeme wrote:
I'm convinced Minolta was on a mission to design lenses that were soft wide open, but pleasingly so.


it might just be a case of if they can't design the unsharpness out they might as well make what theyve got as good as it can be.



Jul 19, 2013 at 12:11 AM
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p.89 #10 · p.89 #10 · ROKKOR Image & Discussion Thread


sebboh wrote:
^^ sweet! can we see a pic of it on camera?

Here's a lame iPhone pic.






The hood is one of the 2 piece type that accept filters.
Sadly I think I'll have to do a relube as the helicoid sounds gritty.



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p.89 #11 · p.89 #11 · ROKKOR Image & Discussion Thread


LightShow wrote:
Here's a lame iPhone pic.


thanks, looks very pretty! shame about the helicoid grit.

here's one more from the 400/5.6 apo wide open. haven't gotten a chance to really shoot with it yet...







Jul 21, 2013 at 06:35 AM
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p.89 #12 · p.89 #12 · ROKKOR Image & Discussion Thread


NEX6 +Minolta 35-70 3.5 macro





Jul 21, 2013 at 09:22 AM
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p.89 #13 · p.89 #13 · ROKKOR Image & Discussion Thread


Rokkor 58 1.2 on a 5d MKII








Jul 22, 2013 at 01:29 PM
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p.89 #14 · p.89 #14 · ROKKOR Image & Discussion Thread


Rokkor 21/2.8.....















Jul 25, 2013 at 10:02 PM
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Jul 25, 2013 at 10:19 PM
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p.89 #16 · p.89 #16 · ROKKOR Image & Discussion Thread


E-PL5 and the beast Rokkor 200mm 3.5 QF



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Jul 26, 2013 at 02:42 PM
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p.89 #17 · p.89 #17 · ROKKOR Image & Discussion Thread


NEX 6 Minolta Zoom MD 35-70mm Macro












Jul 28, 2013 at 06:42 AM
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p.89 #18 · p.89 #18 · ROKKOR Image & Discussion Thread


^ - love that one.


Jul 28, 2013 at 12:43 PM
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p.89 #19 · p.89 #19 · ROKKOR Image & Discussion Thread


the stump one is great!


Jul 28, 2013 at 03:13 PM
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p.89 #20 · p.89 #20 · ROKKOR Image & Discussion Thread


Rokkor 100/2.0



















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