Showcase Minolta 135mm f3.5 MC CELTIC

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by Driggs, Jun 27, 2012.

  1. Driggs

    Driggs Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 27, 2012
    Portland, OR
    Heres the lens and adaptor
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    And my first test shots
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  2. yamark

    yamark Mu-43 Regular

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    May 23, 2012
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    I was just looking at these guys on eBay. Looks great. I might be in.
     
  3. Driggs

    Driggs Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 27, 2012
    Portland, OR
    These were just handheld and not much effort
     
  4. Driggs

    Driggs Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 27, 2012
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  5. Justified_Sinner

    Justified_Sinner Mu-43 Regular

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    Dauvit Alexander
    These look great. I always thought the Celtic lenses were the Minolta "bargain" range and imagined that they wouldn't be much good.
     
  6. kinlau

    kinlau Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Feb 29, 2012
    They were cheaper, but mostly it was the cheaper coatings that made the difference. I believe the lens formula was the same.
     
  7. yamark

    yamark Mu-43 Regular

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    One on the way from the bay for 6.95
     
  8. Driggs

    Driggs Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 27, 2012
    Portland, OR
    I think with the adapter and cropping of the 4/3, this thing is closer to 200mm.. But so far Im happy for the pennies I paid!
     
  9. DeeJayK

    DeeJayK Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 8, 2011
    Pacific Northwest, USA
    Keith
    The adapter doesn't actually have anything to do with the perceived focal length...it's just there to mount the lens at the correct register distance.

    The 2x crop factor of the Four Thirds sensor, makes an adapted 135mm have a similar angle of view to a 270mm lens on a "full frame" sensor or 135 film.

    Personally, I find this focal length a difficult one to get comfortable with, but you may find that it works for you (as well as I might if I forced myself to use it more).

    Sent from my Android phone using Mu-43 App
     
  10. yamark

    yamark Mu-43 Regular

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    May 23, 2012
    Kentucky
    Quick test shot with the new 135mm celtic

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  11. Driggs

    Driggs Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 27, 2012
    Portland, OR
    I assume it was shot on 3.5 but man thats a quick drop off in focus after the flower!

     
  12. yamark

    yamark Mu-43 Regular

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    May 23, 2012
    Kentucky
    The flower is leaning pretty sharply so its actually a pretty good distance
     
  13. mpg01

    mpg01 Mu-43 Regular

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    Oct 21, 2012
    This is the only 135mm I've owned. It's solidly OK but nothing special. It is built nicely though and balances well on the E-M5. F8 (as shown here) seems to be the very sweet spot. I'll try to post a few more samples when I can.

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