Showcase Minolta 50mm f/1.4 MD Rokkor

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I like this lens :)

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Hmmm, your last picture has this kind of grid in the background. Is it supposed to be like that?

Edit: the grid is everywhere, even in the white part on the bottom...
 

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I must say I'm curious about the bokeh in this shot - I would consider it rather ugly and harsh personnally ? is it just me ?
 

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It's distracting, that's for sure. I'd probably blur it out more in post.
 

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i really like this lens also, minolta have made some great lenses for this type of stuff.
nice shots! :)
 

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Timmies

One of my first night photos with this lens.

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Bill
 

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I think that setting f/1.4 for this lens makes the image too soft and blurry with pale colors, even at the focus point, . I am not sure if this is only in my copy or this is normal for this entire series (2nd generation, MD-Rokkor, no "-X" in lens name). Anyway, I'm still using this aperture for high ISO B&W photos.


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f/1.4 ISO1000 1/25s


Reducing the aperture to f/2 makes this lens surprisingly sharp with good colors - I really like it at this settings :).

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f/2.0 ISO100 1/2000s

Interesting comparison of Rokkor prime lenses (MC 50mm, MD 50mm, PF 50mm / PF 58mm) can be found here: Regular Rokkor Lens test @ Flickr
 

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I like this lens too

good color, and very sharp

I love it! I may have to get this lens, since it looks like it gets sharper and more contrasty photos than the Konica 40mm & 57mm that I have.

What's a good price for this lens?
 

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@F/2.0 + bokeh masters kit
 

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Finally got my Minolta MD -> MFT adapter today so I put the MD Rokkor 50/1.4 on the GH2. I wrote a review about it on this site and here is a grab shot of our dog.

Minolta MD Rokkor 50mm f/1.4 at f/2 on Panny GH2
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100 % crop
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maxsoul

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I love this lens also. My one is an older one with a 55mm filter thread and orange type Rokkor-X.
About the image, I am trying something new (freelensing) that simulate the effect of tilt and shift lens.
 

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cucco

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I have an insanely dumb question....(sorry in advance)

I'm assuming that, with the 50mm prime and the 2x crop factor, that this works out to be a 100mm prime on the m4/3rds bodies. Is that correct?

If so, a 100mm 1:1.4 prime might just be one of the coolest portrait lenses ever!

Also, how close will this lens focus?

Thanks!!!
Jeremy
 

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I'm assuming that, with the 50mm prime and the 2x crop factor, that this works out to be a 100mm prime on the m4/3rds bodies. Is that correct?

If so, a 100mm 1:1.4 prime might just be one of the coolest portrait lenses ever!
50mm focal length indeed works as a short telephoto on a µ4/3 body, indeed ideally suited for e.g. portraits. Nitpicking, a 50mm lens remains a 50mm lens, irrespective of the camera it's mounted on. The angle-of-view of a 50mm on a µ4/3 camera is equivalent to that of a 100mm lens on a 35mm film camera.

Also, how close will this lens focus?
Closest focussing distance is 0.45m.
 

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