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p.3 #1 · ROKKOR Telephoto Image Thread


... and here are 2 quick snaps @2.8 of the Minolta AF 135/2.8 vs Rokkor 135/2.8 on an A900, 100% crop:

AF 135/2.8:






Rokkor 135/2.8:








Jun 29, 2011 at 09:12 PM
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p.3 #2 · ROKKOR Telephoto Image Thread


No way, if your Rokkor sucks let it rip. Don't hold back any deserved bashings. I wouldn't.

I don't have all of those particular lenses so I dunno... But the ones I do have don't PF much.

I have:




1 - MC Tele Rokkor-PE 200mm F/4.5,
2 - MC Tele Rokkor-PF 135/2.8,
3 - MC Tele Rokkor-QD 135/3.5
4 - MD Tele Rokkor 135mm F/3.5
5 - MD Zoom Rokkor 100-200mm F/5.6

5 - Doesn't PF at all. Not even a little.
4 - I haven't stress tested specifically for PF but it hasn't produced a shot with PF in it yet that I noticed.
3 - I only tested for sharpness on the res-chart. No PF there though.
2 - Probably same model as your lens. There's no PF except edging EXTREME blowouts.
1 - There's no PF except edging EXTREME blowouts.

1, 2, and 5 for sure would not produce the soft PF I see in your linked image.

5 is new to me acquired about a week or two ago, but after reading this thread yesterday I went out and shot about 300 shots with it. About 75 or 80 of them were in order to intentionally try to get it to PF on me. It refused to do so. I might put 3 and 4 to the PF test as well but I dunno when - those models aren't so interesting to me. Here's some of my PF test shots with the 100-200/5.6 (#5) I took yesterday:



All wide open tho wide open is f/5.6









My script went a little off course so some of the above are actually showing enlarged 160% crops in the right hand portion of the image.
Also all of the above were taken through the windshield of my Audi TT - some while moving.


Below are all actual 100% crops - no windshield :
















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Jun 29, 2011 at 10:09 PM
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p.3 #3 · ROKKOR Telephoto Image Thread


Bif - it's worth noting that zooms tend to be much less susceptible to loCA and PF due to necessity of design. the weaknesses of zooms tend to be in other areas, most obviously resolution and distortion.


Jun 29, 2011 at 10:18 PM
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Hmmm, that's good to know. Thanks!




Jun 29, 2011 at 10:31 PM
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p.3 #5 · ROKKOR Telephoto Image Thread


Good stuff, thanks for the replies !

The first comparison I posted is indeed quite flawed, only vaguely illustrates the general issue; the second one is more accurate, I posted the link as the image is too large , and a smaller view not clear enough .

Bifurcator, what camera are you using ?



Jun 30, 2011 at 08:00 AM
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p.3 #6 · ROKKOR Telephoto Image Thread


Okay guys OT from the current discussion, but I have a question.

Rokkor 135/2 MD Conversion. Is it reversible? Similar to the 85/1.7, or is the aperture mechanism controlled by a 'thin' rear mount part like on most MD lenses?

I can't even find a photo of the lens, nevermind of the rear mount to guestimate!



Jun 30, 2011 at 08:28 AM
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Tomser wrote:
Good stuff, thanks for the replies !

The first comparison I posted is indeed quite flawed, only vaguely illustrates the general issue; the second one is more accurate, I posted the link as the image is too large , and a smaller view not clear enough .

Bifurcator, what camera are you using ?


Me, GH1. Others are using APS-C and FF tho if we're still talking about the PF thing. And on that note, isn't PF usually equal across the entire frame or are corners sometimes worse? I thought it was usually even across the whole. (?)





Jun 30, 2011 at 04:19 PM
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p.3 #8 · ROKKOR Telephoto Image Thread


ricardovaste wrote:
Okay guys OT from the current discussion, but I have a question.

Rokkor 135/2 MD Conversion. Is it reversible? Similar to the 85/1.7, or is the aperture mechanism controlled by a 'thin' rear mount part like on most MD lenses?

I can't even find a photo of the lens, nevermind of the rear mount to guestimate!


no idea. i've never seen one for sale or even seen one. here's a review with some unhelpful pictures of the lens: http://www.rokkorfiles.com/135mm.htm



Jun 30, 2011 at 04:45 PM
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p.3 #9 · ROKKOR Telephoto Image Thread


And here: http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1010841




Jun 30, 2011 at 05:09 PM
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Bifurcator wrote:
Me, GH1. Others are using APS-C and FF tho if we're still talking about the PF thing. And on that note, isn't PF usually equal across the entire frame or are corners sometimes worse? I thought it was usually even across the whole. (?)




Yup, the PF is across the frame; the APOs have a little CA as well, but that's the lateral kind mostly; all my Minolta MF lenses have noticable PF/ longitudinal CA wide open , no matter what kind of scene, distance, lighting etc., and only get better 2-3 steps stopped down .

Looking at all the clean samples I see shot with Nex and Alt lenses, or other cameras and Rokkors, I'm quite confused .

Below the lenses I tried, fwiw ...

Well, enough of that, it's getting too OT, sorry ...












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p.3 #11 · ROKKOR Telephoto Image Thread


Bifurcator wrote:
And here: http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1010841



that's the canon not the rokkor.

Tomser wrote:
Yup, the PF is across the frame; the APOs have a little CA as well, but that's the lateral kind mostly; all my Minolta MF lenses have noticable PF/ longitudinal CA wide open , no matter what kind of scene, distance, lighting etc., and only get better 2-3 steps stopped down .

Looking at all the clean samples I see shot with Nex and Alt lenses, or other cameras and Rokkors, I'm quite confused .

Below the lenses I tried, fwiw ...

Well, enough of that, it's getting too OT, sorry ...


honestly, i've never shot with a reasonably fast prime lens that didn't show easily noticeable loCA, even modern high quality auto focus designs. with most of these lenses it is not too distracting though unless you fixate on it, it is definitely something to pay attention to in your compositions though. if you want loCA free lenses you need to shoot zooms, apo lenses (even these aren't totally corrected for it), or slow wide angles. apparently it just isn't much of a priority in lens design.



Jun 30, 2011 at 06:48 PM
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p.3 #12 · ROKKOR Telephoto Image Thread


sebboh wrote:
honestly, i've never shot with a reasonably fast prime lens that didn't show easily noticeable loCA, even modern high quality auto focus designs.


I beg to differ - I have not once experienced that amount of longitudinal CA - in the focus plane (!) - with any lens made for digital cameras .



Jun 30, 2011 at 07:22 PM
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p.3 #13 · ROKKOR Telephoto Image Thread


Tomser wrote:
I beg to differ - I have not once experienced that amount of longitudinal CA - in the focus plane (!) - with any lens made for digital cameras .


"that amount" meaning what you show in the examples? i haven't seen much of that either, but easily noticeable i've seen lots of. out of curiosity what primes have you used that don't show loCA? i've been looking for one and failing for a long time.



Jun 30, 2011 at 07:30 PM
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sebboh wrote:
out of curiosity what primes have you used that don't show loCA? i've been looking for one and failing for a long time.


The CV 180/4 APO-Lanthar is the most LoCA-free lens I have used in the 100-200mm range, apparently as a tradeoff for a tiny bit of lateral CA; in my experience, it has even less LoCA than the Mamiya 200/2.8 APO and Leica 100/2.8 APO-Macro (which are already extremely well corrected for LoCA compared to non-APO primes), comparing at equal apertures.



Jun 30, 2011 at 07:39 PM
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Bifurcator wrote:
Me, GH1. Others are using APS-C and FF tho if we're still talking about the PF thing. And on that note, isn't PF usually equal across the entire frame or are corners sometimes worse? I thought it was usually even across the whole. (?)


Tomser wrote:
Yup, the PF is across the frame; the APOs have a little CA as well, but that's the lateral kind mostly; all my Minolta MF lenses have noticable PF/ longitudinal CA wide open , no matter what kind of scene, distance, lighting etc., and only get better 2-3 steps stopped down .

Looking at all the clean samples I see shot with Nex and Alt lenses, or other cameras and Rokkors, I'm quite confused .

Below the lenses I tried, fwiw ...

Well, enough of that, it's getting too OT, sorry ...

http://img854.imageshack.us/img854/8255/lensc.jpg



I don't think it's off topic. (I think) the entire reason to have a image thread on a lens or lens group is to discuss how to use them, convert them, what their strengths and weaknesses are, and of course to brag a little. So you seem perfectly on-topic to me.

And with that, I'm as confused as you are. I have a couple of hundred MF lenses and only a handful produce CA artifacts that show up in 100% screen displays. At 400% I can see more but that's kinda stretching things. Even a smaller handful yet produce PF. In almost all cases the the few with fringing and CA artifacts are slight enough that is would not show up at all in an 8x10 print out. Maybe in Double Quad Crown 60" x 40" (Movie Theater Poster) sizes it would be noticeable if you were to stand close enough tho. And even at that, again, there's only a handful in my collection that do that. There are some lenses that do it in an artistic why and I'm not really counting them - but there's only a few like hat too. A name that comes to mind for such a thing is Takumar - for example. There's a lot of CA in pre SMC takumars but it blends with the bokeh in a unique and "artsy" way so I dan't refer to it as CA - even tho it is.

<Shrug> I'm lost, I dunno what to tell ya man.



Jun 30, 2011 at 08:33 PM
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p.3 #16 · ROKKOR Telephoto Image Thread


however,

there are at least some lenses, which work fine

not 200, but 85mm at 1.7 together with a marumi achromat +3:



- L.



Jun 30, 2011 at 08:37 PM
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p.3 #17 · ROKKOR Telephoto Image Thread


Bifurcator wrote:
And here: http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1010841


sebboh wrote:
that's the canon not the rokkor.



Oops!




Jun 30, 2011 at 08:40 PM
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mpmendenhall wrote:
The CV 180/4 APO-Lanthar is the most LoCA-free lens I have used in the 100-200mm range, apparently as a tradeoff for a tiny bit of lateral CA; in my experience, it has even less LoCA than the Mamiya 200/2.8 APO and Leica 100/2.8 APO-Macro (which are already extremely well corrected for LoCA compared to non-APO primes), comparing at equal apertures.


i was wondering about non apo lenses really. all the apo lenses seem to control loCA well enough for my taste even though it isn't eliminated.

i've been on the lookout for a CV 180/4 and even more so 125/2.5 macro at a decent price, but finding that seems unlikely these days. please voigtlander, lets get some SLII versions of those lenses?



Jun 30, 2011 at 08:54 PM
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p.3 #19 · ROKKOR Telephoto Image Thread


sebboh wrote:
honestly, i've never shot with a reasonably fast prime lens that didn't show easily noticeable loCA, even modern high quality auto focus designs.


Tomser wrote:
I beg to differ - I have not once experienced that amount of longitudinal CA - in the focus plane (!) - with any lens made for digital cameras .

The Nikkor AF 85mm f/1.4 D (IF) is for digital right? That has PF and some CA too - shot wide open! That's a $1,500 lens too. :P



100% Crop (direct RAW conversion)










It's kinda rare to see it (for me) but when it does happen... Well, just look.





Jun 30, 2011 at 08:58 PM
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sebboh wrote:
i was wondering about non apo lenses really. all the apo lenses seem to control loCA well enough for my taste even though it isn't eliminated.

i've been on the lookout for a CV 180/4 and even more so 125/2.5 macro at a decent price, but finding that seems unlikely these days. please voigtlander, lets get some SLII versions of those lenses?


Though not alt, the Canon 100/2.8 macro that I used to have (pre-L, presumably the L version too) was quite well corrected against chromatic aberrations. The Mamiya 150/2.8A (one of Mamiya's "almost APO" lenses) is another reasonably inexpensive option (not quite as good as the Mamiya 200/2.8 APO, but close and significantly smaller/lighter/cheaper).



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