Showcase Minolta 45mm f/2 MD Rokkor

Alanroseman

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Here are the first two shots from the MD Rokkor 45mm.
This lens is much smaller than one might expect comparing favorably with the very stubby Hexanon. I'm giving this lens pretty high marks for IQ and surprisingly for color saturation.

A casual "natural habitat" shot to follow.

Two Shots to begin:

First Image using the Lens Pen as Focus item.
Second image using the Aperture Ring of the lens behind as the point of focus.

Lens Pen as focal point:

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Aperture Ring as focal point.

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Minolta MD Rokkor 45mm f2.0 Portraits

Here are two more from the 45mm MD Rokkor.

I'm quite impressed with this lens. i wish it were a little faster.

My wife Michelle in her "native habitat", she loves to cook...

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Some comparison shot at different aperture.
F8 and 100% crop
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F2 and 100% crop
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F8 and 100% crop
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F8 and 100% crop
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Thanks for posting these. May I ask what that short (f/1.8?) lens is on the right?
 

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This lens is very compact. Here is the MC 50mm f1.4 next to the 45mm f2.0

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The lens is pretty light, feels well balanced on my EPL2

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I own a slew of the old Rokkors and love them.. some need some PP for CA, but what the heck.. they are a joy to use and cheap. The Rokkor files extols the virtues of the Sweet two's.

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My friend gave me this lens, Great lens much better then the Minolta 50mm f1.7 that I got. More pictures to come!!

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I got an old beater 45 (thankfully the glass is nice and clean) for $6. Can't complain about that. It's a wonderful little lens!

Here's a whole bunch of samples that I took today.

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Open? by Abram Goglanian, on Flickr

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Air-Con by Abram Goglanian, on Flickr

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Trecherous Cacti by Abram Goglanian, on Flickr

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The Gazebo by Abram Goglanian, on Flickr

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Knot. by Abram Goglanian, on Flickr

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I'm really liking these Rokkors!
 

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Oh my, I love the color saturation of these shots, beautiful
 

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