Showcase Minolta 45mm f/2 MD Rokkor

suntoryjim

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Been thinking about getting this lens. Now I know I MUST get this lens. :thumbup:

Thanks for the samples!
 

Pili

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I just picked one up off Ebay, looking forward to getting some time in with it. It has a really interesting look wide open, sharp (ish), but dreamy. I might just hang on to this one and save up for the 75 instead of settling for the oly 45!
 

scottz

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Just got this lens. I find it kind of difficult to focus at long ranges with the adapter. However, I am thoroughly enjoying it with macro extension tubes at f16.
Also, the depth of field is astonishingly different between f2 and f16.
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Can you tell us what size tube you used for these and what the minimum focusing distance is? I've been toying with the idea of getting tubes for my 45.

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Pili

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I wish my copy were sharper at 2.0, but 2.8 and above is nice. It's not really usable at 2.0 imo. The narrow focus ring is a little tough to use also.

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pavlo.boiko

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Now I have it too. Thanks everyone for posting their samples and reviews. Indeed must have

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The statement on the car says: "thank You dear Stalin for our happy childhood". I was shocked to see it in a country where millions of people were murdered by this comrad...

Shot with Minolta 2/45 at f/4 in early evening through a car's windshild.
 

Krichton

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What is the difference between the 45 and 50mm f2 from minolta? Is one sharper than the other?
 

Cruzan80

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Yes, two different optical formulas. IIRC, the 50 1.7 is sharper than the 2, and both are larger than the 45 (depends on version for how much bigger).

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speedandstyle

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What is the difference between the 45 and 50mm f2 from minolta? Is one sharper than the other?
The 45mm has a 5 bladed iris and the 50mm has a 6 bladed one. So the 50mm renders better looking, more rounded bokeh. Neither has rounded bladed however so you end up with shaped bokeh balls. You get pentagrams on the 45mm{I hate that} and hexes with the 50mm.
 

pavlo.boiko

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Nice pictures Mr. Fluberman! Don't think I will ever dare to make such street portraits... Don't You feel any inconveniences pointing a camera to a stranger?
 
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