ROKKOR Image & Discussion Thread
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Bifurcator
Registered: Oct 22, 2008
Total Posts: 9299
Country: Japan

Post all your wonderful Rokkor images here.


    There were separate threads for Wide/UW and Telephoto. Here's the index:

    Wide/UW: http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/954103/
    Normal-ish: http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/924270 (this thread)
    Telephoto: http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/954105

    Now starting with page 70 we're posting all in just this thread. You're more than welcome to keep the others alive or repost those images here if you'd like also!

    Have fun!




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Rokkor:
What are the differences, your likes, and dislikes about ROKKOR Normal-ish lenses?


What do the two-letter designations mean? Like ROKKOR-QD, ROKKOR-X, ROKKOR-PG, ROKKOR-PF, etc.

Did you know some ROKKORs were radioactive? ☢=☠


I'm not very good but here some to start it off. This is the Auto ROKKOR-PF 55mm f/1.8. I paid $2 for it and another $2 for an almost identical one: Another ROKKOR-PF 55mm f/1.8 but shorter and with a smaller diameter . The short & small one's focus barrel was frozen up and the other had a tiny nick on the front element. So for $4 total and a front element swap I should have a pretty nice lens. I dunno the going rate for this lens on-line. Maybe it's $3 and I got ripped off.


I couldn't wait to swap the front element so here's the shots I took on the way home:

























































Except for the building and it's 100% crop these are all taken at f/1.8 (wide open).

I can't wait to see some nice ROKKOR samples from people who actually know how to use them.





Jim Schemel
Registered: Oct 18, 2006
Total Posts: 4809
Country: United States

I'll play.I no longer have these lenses but they were both very nice lenses
-Jim

1 MD Rokkor 45f2 -





2 MD Rokkor 45f2 -





3.MD Rokkor 50f1.4 -





4. MD Rokkor 50f1.4 -





5.MD Rokkor 50f1.4





Bifurcator
Registered: Oct 22, 2008
Total Posts: 9299
Country: Japan

Nice set! I dig the cow! Very artsy! They're all very good tho!



sebboh
Registered: Nov 02, 2009
Total Posts: 10572
Country: United States

i'm afraid the only normalish rokkor i currently have in my possession is the 45mm f/2. cost $4.50 plus $5 shipping. sadly, i don't have any image up from that lens right now. i do have some from my much missed 50mm f/1.2 though:















































cogitech
Registered: Apr 20, 2005
Total Posts: 11365
Country: Canada

Nice shots everyone!

I like this thread

Here are a few old shots that I took with the Rokkor 58/1.2 on 5D:


































































wayne seltzer
Registered: Dec 22, 2007
Total Posts: 4136
Country: United States

Paul,
That shot of your daughter walking along the trail with the fall color is one of my favorite Rokkor 58 shots!



cogitech
Registered: Apr 20, 2005
Total Posts: 11365
Country: Canada

Thanks Wayne. I get lucky once in a while.



Steve Spencer
Registered: Nov 08, 2006
Total Posts: 7520
Country: Canada

Here are a few of my favorites with the 58mm f/1.2



Bifurcator
Registered: Oct 22, 2008
Total Posts: 9299
Country: Japan

Oh my gawd... When I said "I can't wait to see some nice ROKKOR samples from people who actually know how to use them", I honestly had no idea! These are freeeeking excellent Steve Spencer, cogitech, sebboh, and Jim Schemel. Seriously!

Thanks for posting these!

PS: sebboh, I had no idea you were so awesome! Nice work!

Here's the ROKKOR 55/1.8 "Wide Open":









Literally...


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sebboh
Registered: Nov 02, 2009
Total Posts: 10572
Country: United States

wayne seltzer wrote:
Paul,
That shot of your daughter walking along the trail with the fall color is one of my favorite Rokkor 58 shots!


+1

i know i've seen it before Jim, but that centered tree shot is great.

Bifurcator wrote:
PS: sebboh, I had no idea you were so awesome! Nice work!

Here's the ROKKOR 55/1.8 "Wide Open":


thanks,
that's a bit more wide open than i like to shoot.



debuggerus
Registered: Apr 25, 2008
Total Posts: 800
Country: United States

+1 very nice "wide open" sample
By the way I haven't run into a rokkor that I didn't like. They are all quite good.

What do the two-letter designations mean? Like ROKKOR-QD, ROKKOR-X, ROKKOR-PG, ROKKOR-PF, etc.

Older generation used 2 letters for group/element identification. The rokkorfile website has good info on it.

http://www.rokkorfiles.com/Lens%20History.html :

"First Letter (no. of groups): T=3; Q=4; P=5; H=6; S=7; O=8; N=9.
Second Letter (no. of elements): C=3; D=4; E=5; F=6; G=7; H=8; I=9; J=10; K=11; L=12."



Bifurcator
Registered: Oct 22, 2008
Total Posts: 9299
Country: Japan

sebboh wrote:

that's a bit more wide open than i like to shoot.


Hehe. Yeah, I got the front element swapped over even though one was 1mm smaller in diameter. I tested before and after and there's no detectable difference. I can't seem to un-freeze the helicoid mechanism of the other one tho. It's almost like it's welded together. I soaked it in lacquer thinner for about 10 hours and it hasn't seemed to help at all. The thinner turned green but that's it.






Krosavcheg
Registered: Apr 10, 2006
Total Posts: 2706
Country: Japan

Here is one of my recent...
Probably not something you refer to as "normal"...







I am off to Tsukiji fish market in about an hour...taking Rokkor and Kiron with me...will see what happens...


Bifurcator
Registered: Oct 22, 2008
Total Posts: 9299
Country: Japan

Cool! Post up the results bro!


Nice subway shot BTW!



Krosavcheg
Registered: Apr 10, 2006
Total Posts: 2706
Country: Japan

Cheers, just trying to learn to handle "the mustang"...
Post some more shots, will you? The street candids you posted were superb! Love the last one with the cat especially....



Jim Schemel
Registered: Oct 18, 2006
Total Posts: 4809
Country: United States

Bifurcator,
thanks for the comments.Great shots all.A few more from my MD 50 f1.4(when i had it )
-Jim



















AhamB
Registered: Jul 11, 2008
Total Posts: 5018
Country: Germany

Wow Jim... that cat shot is remarkable. Good b&w conversion great lines and textures (and the vignetting really helps this one too). I haven't seen anything like that from your Mamiya lenses... (maybe not surprising because of the focal lengths you use)



ulrikft2
Registered: Oct 21, 2009
Total Posts: 2100
Country: Norway

That last cat-shot is great!



Bifurcator
Registered: Oct 22, 2008
Total Posts: 9299
Country: Japan

I like the Ford. Makes me wanna buy it, restore it, and drive it around.



Jim Schemel
Registered: Oct 18, 2006
Total Posts: 4809
Country: United States

Thanks guys.I'll have to see if the Mamiya 80 can duplicate something similar to this.but the f1.4 really helped this shot
-Jim



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