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Duke Gardens, Durham North Carolina

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by spatulaboy, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. spatulaboy

    spatulaboy I'm not really here Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    North Carolina
    Hi new guy here. Just got two Minolta Rokkors for my G2, so I decided to go test them out today. Spent an afternoon at Duke Gardens on Duke University campus. These are my first manual legacy lenses, so I wasn't sure how well they might perform. I thought they turned out quite well! Critiques/Inputs welcome. :wink:

    Minolta Rokkor MC 55mm/1.7

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    Minolta Rokkor MD 45mm/2

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  2. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    Very nice set. Looks like you acclimated to the legacy Rokkors pretty quickly.

  3. bilzmale

    bilzmale Mu-43 All-Pro

    These are very good.
  4. Ulfric M Douglas

    Ulfric M Douglas Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 6, 2010
    Good stuff. I like the falling waterdrops and the girl reaching.
  5. avidone

    avidone Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 24, 2011
    Rome, Italy
    Nice! I really like the flower pics and also the water drops

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  6. drp

    drp Mu-43 Regular Subscribing Member

    Dec 13, 2010
    Virginia, USA
    You're giving me legacy lens lust. And I remember the beautiful Duke campus from 1954. Still looks great.

    No, I didn't attend Duke. Kinda wish I had.

  7. spatulaboy

    spatulaboy I'm not really here Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    North Carolina
    Thanks everyone. I'm really enjoying these lenses, much easier to use than I thought! I've already got another one on the way lol.
  8. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    Very nice. A good demonstration of old glass, good eye and photographic skill.

  9. Ulfric M Douglas

    Ulfric M Douglas Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 6, 2010
    ...decent glass, a good eye, skill, and super duper EVF for putting all those elements together!

    I like photo Number 2 aswell.
  10. KVG

    KVG Banned User

    May 10, 2011
    yyc(Calgary, AB)
    Kelly Gibbons
    Cool set. I really like the one with her laying down with the out of focus in front and behind her
  11. Jorg.S

    Jorg.S Mu-43 Regular

    Big Hallo from Raleigh.
    Great shots.
    I love Duke gardens I go whenever I can, I'm also a huge Duke fan.
  12. spatulaboy

    spatulaboy I'm not really here Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    North Carolina
    Hey there! Maybe we can share good photo locations in the area lol. I love Duke gardens too, don't know why I don't go there more than I should. It was way too hot that day though.
  13. Jorg.S

    Jorg.S Mu-43 Regular

    Lol yeah not much to share around here, I like going to lake Lynn, downtown and duke gardens / campus when I'm here.
    Downtown has lots to offer whether street photography or nice statues and parks.
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