Showcase Minolta 28mm f/2.8 MD W. Rokkor

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I wasn't too positive about this lens in my review, but browsing through my pictures I started to like this one the most of all the ones I took at this spot.

It is taken at the Netherlands American Cemetery And Memorial, near the village of Margraten in the south of The Netherlands. It was a very cold day and very few people were present. All these people buried here died in a far-away country, sent to liberate us from the Germans in the 2nd World War. A humbling thought.

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Spring is in the room

Here's another one. Think I'm starting to like this lens, despite all its shortcomings! I also made a shot with the Panny 20, but I didn't like that one, wrong perspective.

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I went for a walk around Downtown Sandusky with my 28mm on my E-PL1 so I took some shots.

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Shooting Around with the MC 28 mm

This week I tested a Pentax 28 mm f 2.8. I decided to give the Minolta MC Rokkor 28 mm f 2.8 a go today. I feel this lens is a little more punchy. Displays more contrast and sharpness.

I did a few side by side comparos, but It's getting a little too late to post them.

Here's some images.

All shot with a G1 / ISO 200 / Aperture 3 / Color EFX Pro.

Tugs at Dock

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Tugs Close up

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Hurricane Gates

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At last some sun to shoot in....

Here are a few more from the Minolta Rokkor 28mm f 2.8

Rumford, RI. Old Mill Pond

G1 / Rokkor 28mm f 2.8 / Aperture / NIK Color Efx Pro

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Rokkor 28mm f2.8 on the frame

Here's the lens and adapter on my G1. Fast becoming a favorite combo of mine...

MD Rokkor 28mm . f 2.8 / Fotasy adapter / metal hood


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Under the Bridge

G1 / MD Rokkor 28mm/f2.8- Aperture 3

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Peonies Today...

Finally Some Sunny Days.... The opportunity for contrast at last!

Note the little bug flying in from the left hand side.... cool.

GF1 / MD Rokkor 28mm / f 2.8 / Aperture 3 / NIK Define


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Amazingly sharp ... well not really amazingly ... but a really sharp image. Never remembered Rokkor being that sharp.

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Amazingly sharp ... well not really amazingly ... but a really sharp image. Never remembered Rokkor being that sharp.

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If you go pixel-peeping you'll see that they're indeed not as sharp as e.g. a Zeiss 28/2.8. You get beautiful colours in return, if you compensate in PP for the somewhat lower contrast most Minolta lenses deliver.
 

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If you go pixel-peeping you'll see that they're indeed not as sharp as e.g. a Zeiss 28/2.8. You get beautiful colours in return, if you compensate in PP for the somewhat lower contrast most Minolta lenses deliver.
Hi addielman,

I think I know why that might be....

Adorama:

Zeiss 28mm f/2.0 Distagon T* ZK Series Manual Focus Lens for Pentax K-Mount Cameras-Our Price $1,228.00 :eek:

MD Rokkor: About $65. Bucks. :smile:

Cheers, (staunch defender of bargain manual lenses :rolleyes:) Alan
 

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Zeiss 28mm f/2.0 Distagon T* ZK Series Manual Focus Lens for Pentax K-Mount Cameras-Our Price $1,228.00 :eek:

MD Rokkor: About $65. Bucks. :smile:
Well indeed, the Zeiss 28/2 is outrageously expensive. I bought my 28/2.8 for 175 euro on eBay, which is still a large amount of money compared to the 30-odd euros I have to pay for a Minolta 28/2.8.
 

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Yep, I use it for colour and contrast, let the other stuff just go.... it has character. And, enough speed that I can use it on the street.

A late evening bike ride
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A lot of bang for the buck

Hi Guys,

It's always been my contention that more young people, and new photogs, would have the opportunity for fun and learning if they took a chance on some of the nice inexpensive legacy lenses.

I think the best class you can give a young photographer is to place a manual lens in their hand, let them look through, it and turn the aperture ring...

Worth mounds of talking and writing...

Cheers, Alan
 

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MD Rokkor 28mm f2.8

This was shot for our current "Camera Bag P*rn" thread.

G1 / Rokkor 28mm @ f.28 / Aperture 3 / NIK Define / NIK Viveza


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Sunday with the 28mm MD Rokkor

Here are some shots for the MD Rokkor 28mm f2.8

G1 / MD Rokkor 28mm / Aperture 3 / NIK


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Hi addielman,

I think I know why that might be....

Adorama:

Zeiss 28mm f/2.0 Distagon T* ZK Series Manual Focus Lens for Pentax K-Mount Cameras-Our Price $1,228.00 :eek:

MD Rokkor: About $65. Bucks. :smile:

Cheers, (staunch defender of bargain manual lenses :rolleyes:) Alan
ahhhh ... so at 100% pp-ing, (a print size which is little bit smaller than a Greyhound Bus), I will see a difference between the $1200 Zeiss and the $65 Rokkor. I guess the Zeiss retains its resale value better than the Rokkor.

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Hi Gary,

Oooh, you arrived late to this dance.. but always welcome.

I'm surprised addieleman hasn't checked in on todays post, he almost always meets me in the Rokkor image threads.

I still enjoy my little 28mm Rokkor, and it provides a nice 56mm FL on µ43.

It's one I tend to keep in my everyday bag.

-Alan
 

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ahhhh ... so at 100% pp-ing, (a print size which is little bit smaller than a Greyhound Bus), I will see a difference between the $1200 Zeiss and the $65 Rokkor. I guess the Zeiss retains its resale value better than the Rokkor.

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Well, I don't have a Zeiss 28/2. It's reputation isn't as spectacular as its price tag might lead you to believe, so I've read on a forum. That's just as well, now I can spend the money on 10+ Rokkors. :biggrin: As said, I have a Zeiss 28/2.8 which is slightly sharper than the Minolta MD 28/2 at corresponding apertures, but its colour balance is much cooler and I prefer the tonality and (somewhat warm) colour signature of the Rokkors. I'm toying with the idea to free up the 150+ euros tied up in the Zeiss 28/2.8, but I don't really need the money right now.
 
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