Rokkor 58/1.2 love thread
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Anden
Registered: Jun 22, 2004
Total Posts: 6605
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: 884
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: 6605
Country: Sweden

I see. Have you sold the Rokkor?



pdmphoto
Registered: Jan 02, 2005
Total Posts: 3938
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: 884
Country: Germany

hi,
yes,
sold for gold.
r



cogitech
Registered: Apr 20, 2005
Total Posts: 11392
Country: Canada

I love photographing my love with my love;

http://www.cogitech.ca/photos/Rokkor/instant_portrait.jpg

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



cogitech
Registered: Apr 20, 2005
Total Posts: 11392
Country: Canada

Another that I like, wide open again:

http://www.cogitech.ca/photos/Rokkor/img_0035_1a.jpg



cogitech
Registered: Apr 20, 2005
Total Posts: 11392
Country: Canada

In low light... http://www.cogitech.ca/photos/Rokkor/img_8370.jpg



cogitech
Registered: Apr 20, 2005
Total Posts: 11392
Country: Canada

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

http://www.cogitech.ca/photos/Rokkor/img_1828.jpg



Tariq Gibran
Registered: Oct 01, 2006
Total Posts: 12901
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
Total Posts: 11392
Country: Canada

http://www.cogitech.ca/photos/Rokkor/crw_6915.jpg



alexandre
Registered: Jun 30, 2005
Total Posts: 2628
Country: Brazil

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

f/2ish:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3238/3059473313_e8afae57a2_o.jpg

f/4
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3165/3059465281_450255bf2f_o.jpg

wide open
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3230/3059465327_0779414f49_o.jpg

Taken with my (at the time) XTi.



Ed Sawyer
Registered: May 08, 2007
Total Posts: 2309
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: 11392
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: 2309
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: 11392
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.



helimat
Registered: Apr 06, 2008
Total Posts: 3991
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

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s188/fat_mat_labatt/FM%20Forum/_MG_7862.jpg



wjlapier
Registered: Sep 15, 2004
Total Posts: 3671
Country: United States

My Nikkor Rokkor needs more love.



Kyle Nordeen
Registered: Nov 28, 2007
Total Posts: 175
Country: United States

^Awesome stuff as usual, especially 1 and 3

-Kyle



kop.cppua
Registered: Jun 22, 2009
Total Posts: 484
Country: Singapore

Kyle Nordeen wrote:
^Awesome stuff as usual, especially 1 and 3

-Kyle


+1

CP



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