Showcase Minolta 45mm MD Rokkor f/2

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by Alanroseman, Feb 13, 2011.

  1. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

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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:

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/58555870@N04/5442657178/" title="45mm Lens Pen as Focus by Alan Roseman, on Flickr">[​IMG]"1024" height="689" alt="45mm Lens Pen as Focus" /></a>


    Aperture Ring as focal point.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/58555870@N04/5442658204/" title="45mm Aperture Ring Focus by Alan Roseman, on Flickr">[​IMG]"1024" height="690" alt="45mm Aperture Ring Focus" /></a>
     
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  2. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

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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...

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/58555870@N04/5442279025/" title="Michelle 1/2 length MD 45mm WB by Alan Roseman, on Flickr">[​IMG]"1024" height="690" alt="Michelle 1/2 length MD 45mm WB" /></a>


    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/58555870@N04/5442279729/" title="Michelle MD Rokkor 45mm wb by Alan Roseman, on Flickr">[​IMG]"1024" height="690" alt="Michelle MD Rokkor 45mm wb" /></a>
     
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  3. maxsoul

    maxsoul Mu-43 Regular

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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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  4. unkabin

    unkabin Mu-43 Regular Subscribing Member

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    Thanks for posting these. May I ask what that short (f/1.8?) lens is on the right?
     
  5. maxsoul

    maxsoul Mu-43 Regular

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    I think it's a Konica Hexanon AR 40mm f1.8
     
  6. krysdafur

    krysdafur Mu-43 Regular

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

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/krysdafur/5670506069/" title="Minolta Lenses by krysdafur, on Flickr">[​IMG]"1024" height="767" alt="Minolta Lenses"></a>

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

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/krysdafur/5671289937/" title="M4290460 by krysdafur, on Flickr">[​IMG]"1024" height="768" alt="M4290460"></a>
     
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  7. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

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    It is indeed a Konica Konica Hexanon 40mm... f1.8 though, not 1.7

    Alan


     
  8. Bokeh Diem

    Bokeh Diem Mu-43 Top Veteran

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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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  9. krysdafur

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    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/krysdafur/5674322043/" title="M4300687 by krysdafur, on Flickr">[​IMG]"1024" height="768" alt="M4300687"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/krysdafur/5674218256/" title="M4300653 by krysdafur, on Flickr">[​IMG]"1024" height="767" alt="M4300653"></a>
     
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  10. eyeguy

    eyeguy Mu-43 Regular

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    Beautiful images. What body are you shooting on krysdafur? F-stop?
     
  11. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

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  12. krysdafur

    krysdafur Mu-43 Regular

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    Thanks! I'm using an EPL2. Don't remember the f-stop.
     
  13. locus000

    locus000 Mu-43 Rookie

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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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  14. simonz

    simonz Mu-43 Regular

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    Panny G1 / Minolta Rokkor MD 45mm @f4/ Aperture 3

    After seeing all the great images on this thread, I picked up one on bay. I couldn't be more pleased. Now I'm hooked on Rokkor MD lenses. The 28mm will be next.

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  15. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

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    Very nice.

    I'm a fan of the old Rokkors. I just added images the 28mm f2.8 thread.

    Alan
     
  16. agoglanian

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  17. Iconindustries

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  18. spatulaboy

    spatulaboy I'm not really here Subscribing Member

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    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/vftsai/6074489413/" title="P1120269 by V-F-Tsai, on Flickr">[​IMG]"1024" height="684" alt="P1120269"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/vftsai/5986579780/" title="P1080947 by V-F-Tsai, on Flickr">[​IMG]"1024" height="765" alt="P1080947"></a>

    I'm really liking these Rokkors!
     
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  19. Jorge Ledesma

    Jorge Ledesma Mu-43 Regular

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

    dbuckle Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    A beautiful lens just arrived in the mail here is my first test shot.
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