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Grainy Portraits w/ 58mm f1.4

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by BlairMacKay, Apr 5, 2011.

  1. BlairMacKay

    BlairMacKay Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 8, 2010
    Calgary, Alberta
    Hi all, over Christmas I got an adaptor for my dads old Minolta 58mm f1.4 lens. I loved using it and some great results came with the manual focus lens. The focal length is perfect for natural portraits and the black and white looks great at iso400 - 800.

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    Thinking Man
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    Sharing a Laugh
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    Tough Shot
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    Game Talk
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    It makes me wonder why Panny or Olympus won't release a fast lens at this focal length. I love this lens but with the adaptor it weighs more than my GF1. I don't know if I can justify taking it on my next trip...
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  2. Jdumas

    Jdumas Mu-43 Regular

    Nice set. Especially the first and last. I really like my minolta too.
  3. BlairMacKay

    BlairMacKay Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 8, 2010
    Calgary, Alberta
    Thanks, yeah it is a great piece of glass. It's hard to believe it is over 30 years old! It is nice and sharp wide open too.
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