Rokkor 58/1.2 love thread
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Anden
Registered: Jun 22, 2004
Total Posts: 6468
Country: Sweden

Guys!

I think this little beauty has gotten to little attention lately. We need another love thread.
Please post your best work with it.

A



rsrsrs
Registered: May 14, 2008
Total Posts: 745
Country: Germany

hi,
another love story:
once i did love my 58er,
but now i love my sigma more.
r



Anden
Registered: Jun 22, 2004
Total Posts: 6468
Country: Sweden

I see. Have you sold the Rokkor?



pdmphoto
Registered: Jan 02, 2005
Total Posts: 3206
Country: United States

I tried the Rokkor
hoping for a new love
I found my true love
holding my Zuiko 50/1.2



rsrsrs
Registered: May 14, 2008
Total Posts: 745
Country: Germany

hi,
yes,
sold for gold.
r



cogitech
Registered: Apr 20, 2005
Total Posts: 11322
Country: Canada

I love photographing my love with my love;







This is still my favourite 50-ish lens, by far.


cogitech
Registered: Apr 20, 2005
Total Posts: 11322
Country: Canada

Another that I like, wide open again:







Steve Spencer
Registered: Nov 08, 2006
Total Posts: 6980
Country: Canada

Well I won't wax poetic, but here are a few of my favorites with this lens that I do love.



cogitech
Registered: Apr 20, 2005
Total Posts: 11322
Country: Canada

In low light...





cogitech
Registered: Apr 20, 2005
Total Posts: 11322
Country: Canada

I've always like this one, too...







Tariq Gibran
Registered: Oct 01, 2006
Total Posts: 9907
Country: United States

Well, I sold mine a while back and regret doing so. There is something very special about this Rokkor.



cogitech
Registered: Apr 20, 2005
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alexandre
Registered: Jun 30, 2005
Total Posts: 2621
Country: Brazil

I found some pics in ridiculous flickr size will post some more later:

f/2ish:






f/4






wide open






Taken with my (at the time) XTi.


Ed Sawyer
Registered: May 08, 2007
Total Posts: 2127
Country: United States

I still have 2 of these and enjoy using them a lot. There's other interesting f/1.2-ish 50s out there but the Rokkor has a lot of specialness to it. I'll post the modern photo lens tests soon. It was the best 50-ish f/1.2 they had ever tested, from what I have seen.

-Ed



cogitech
Registered: Apr 20, 2005
Total Posts: 11322
Country: Canada

Ed Sawyer wrote:
I still have 2 of these and enjoy using them a lot. There's other interesting f/1.2-ish 50s out there but the Rokkor has a lot of specialness to it. I'll post the modern photo lens tests soon. It was the best 50-ish f/1.2 they had ever tested, from what I have seen.

-Ed


Maybe they had my copy.



Ed Sawyer
Registered: May 08, 2007
Total Posts: 2127
Country: United States

Mmm... They liked the later version *much* more than the earlier one, for whatever reason. The one they loved was I think a 259xxx(?), I'll have to look it up. It was a rubber-grip version.



cogitech
Registered: Apr 20, 2005
Total Posts: 11322
Country: Canada

Ed Sawyer wrote:
Mmm... They liked the later version *much* more than the earlier one, for whatever reason. The one they loved was I think a 259xxx(?), I'll have to look it up. It was a rubber-grip version.


That just goes to show, once again, that there is some serious sample variation in the Rokkor 58/1.2. I never had a rubber grip version (6 copies) that matched my 200xxxx. A few of them were close...

But even an "average" sample of this lens is relatively excellent (relative to other 50s I have tried, that is) IMO.



kop.cppua
Registered: Jun 22, 2009
Total Posts: 477
Country: Singapore

Here are some of my pics. All shots were taken wide open on Canon 40D and in jpeg under low light. I wish I had used RAW then. These shots were taken at The Price of Freedom at Smithsonian Museum, Washington DC.

CP



helimat
Registered: Apr 06, 2008
Total Posts: 3704
Country: Canada


I'm a joker
I'm a smoker
I'm a stopped down Rokkor
I sure don't want to hurt no one









wjlapier
Registered: Sep 15, 2004
Total Posts: 3250
Country: United States

My Nikkor Rokkor needs more love.



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