[Showcase] Minolta 45mm MD Rokkor f/2

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  1. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

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    Here are the first two shots from the MD Rokkor 45mm.
    This lens is much smaller than one might expect comparing favorably with the very stubby Hexanon. I'm giving this lens pretty high marks for IQ and surprisingly for color saturation.

    A casual "natural habitat" shot to follow.

    Two Shots to begin:

    First Image using the Lens Pen as Focus item.
    Second image using the Aperture Ring of the lens behind as the point of focus.

    Lens Pen as focal point:

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/58555870@N04/5442657178/" title="45mm Lens Pen as Focus by Alan Roseman, on Flickr">[​IMG]"1024" height="689" alt="45mm Lens Pen as Focus" /></a>


    Aperture Ring as focal point.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/58555870@N04/5442658204/" title="45mm Aperture Ring Focus by Alan Roseman, on Flickr">[​IMG]"1024" height="690" alt="45mm Aperture Ring Focus" /></a>
     
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  2. Alanroseman

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    Minolta MD Rokkor 45mm f2.0 Portraits

    Here are two more from the 45mm MD Rokkor.

    I'm quite impressed with this lens. i wish it were a little faster.

    My wife Michelle in her "native habitat", she loves to cook...

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/58555870@N04/5442279025/" title="Michelle 1/2 length MD 45mm WB by Alan Roseman, on Flickr">[​IMG]"1024" height="690" alt="Michelle 1/2 length MD 45mm WB" /></a>


    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/58555870@N04/5442279729/" title="Michelle MD Rokkor 45mm wb by Alan Roseman, on Flickr">[​IMG]"1024" height="690" alt="Michelle MD Rokkor 45mm wb" /></a>
     
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  3. maxsoul

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    Some comparison shot at different aperture.
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    F2 and 100% crop
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    F8 and 100% crop
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    F8 and 100% crop
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  4. unkabin

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    Thanks for posting these. May I ask what that short (f/1.8?) lens is on the right?
     
  5. maxsoul

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    I think it's a Konica Hexanon AR 40mm f1.8
     
  6. krysdafur

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    This lens is very compact. Here is the MC 50mm f1.4 next to the 45mm f2.0

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/krysdafur/5670506069/" title="Minolta Lenses by krysdafur, on Flickr">[​IMG]"1024" height="767" alt="Minolta Lenses"></a>

    The lens is pretty light, feels well balanced on my EPL2

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/krysdafur/5671289937/" title="M4290460 by krysdafur, on Flickr">[​IMG]"1024" height="768" alt="M4290460"></a>
     
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  7. Alanroseman

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    It is indeed a Konica Konica Hexanon 40mm... f1.8 though, not 1.7

    Alan


     
  8. Bokeh Diem

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    I own a slew of the old Rokkors and love them.. some need some PP for CA, but what the heck.. they are a joy to use and cheap. The Rokkor files extols the virtues of the Sweet two's.

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    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/krysdafur/5674322043/" title="M4300687 by krysdafur, on Flickr">[​IMG]"1024" height="768" alt="M4300687"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/krysdafur/5674218256/" title="M4300653 by krysdafur, on Flickr">[​IMG]"1024" height="767" alt="M4300653"></a>
     
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    Beautiful images. What body are you shooting on krysdafur? F-stop?
     
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    Thanks! I'm using an EPL2. Don't remember the f-stop.
     
  13. locus000

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    My friend gave me this lens, Great lens much better then the Minolta 50mm f1.7 that I got. More pictures to come!!

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    Panny G1 / Minolta Rokkor MD 45mm @f4/ Aperture 3

    After seeing all the great images on this thread, I picked up one on bay. I couldn't be more pleased. Now I'm hooked on Rokkor MD lenses. The 28mm will be next.

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  15. Alanroseman

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    Very nice.

    I'm a fan of the old Rokkors. I just added images the 28mm f2.8 thread.

    Alan
     
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    Locked Securely

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    I'm really liking these Rokkors!
     
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  19. Jorge Ledesma

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    Oh my, I love the color saturation of these shots, beautiful
     
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  20. dbuckle

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    A beautiful lens just arrived in the mail here is my first test shot.
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