Showcase Minolta 28mm f2.5 MC W-Rokkor SI

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by Justified_Sinner, Sep 9, 2012.

  1. Justified_Sinner

    Justified_Sinner Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 11, 2010
    Scotland, UK
    Dauvit Alexander
    The wonderfully sharp radioactive lens. The radioactive thorium in the glass decays to give a warm yellow tone to the images (if you turn off AWB). The glass can be returned to neutral by exposing it to UV light, apparently, but I like the warm tones.

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  2. Steve-H

    Steve-H Mu-43 Regular

    Sep 3, 2012
    Nice samples. I have one of these myself - should snag an adapter...
  3. addieleman

    addieleman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 5, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Very nice. A few days I saw the video below on youtube, showing that the yellowing disappears by exposing it to a € 10 Ikea LED lamp. I'm gonna try that someday, the yellow tones in the pictures are too much for my taste.

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  4. barry13

    barry13 Super Moderator; Photon Wrangler Subscribing Member

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
    (With LTII)
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