Showcase Minolta 50mm f/1.4 MD Rokkor

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by benbammens, Jun 12, 2010.

  1. benbammens

    benbammens Mu-43 Regular

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  2. benbammens

    benbammens Mu-43 Regular

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    I like this lens :)

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  3. tamrong

    tamrong Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 17, 2010
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    I like this lens too

    good color, and very sharp
     

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  4. benbammens

    benbammens Mu-43 Regular

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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...
     
  5. tamrong

    tamrong Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 17, 2010
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    i think it caused by acdsee when I resized the pictures from 1068 to 1024

    cheers,
     
  6. S38

    S38 Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 2, 2010
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    Another lens, another beer bottle

    I think I like Minolta better than Konica.

    Cheers!

    iso400, f1.4
     
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  7. Gwendal

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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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  8. deirdre

    deirdre Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Aug 9, 2010
    It's distracting, that's for sure. I'd probably blur it out more in post.
     
  9. Kosta

    Kosta Mu-43 Veteran

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    Sep 29, 2010
    Australia
    i really like this lens also, minolta have made some great lenses for this type of stuff.
    nice shots! :)
     
  10. bnash

    bnash Mu-43 Regular

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    Oct 29, 2010
    Saskatchewan
    Timmies

    One of my first night photos with this lens.

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    Bill
     
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  11. S38

    S38 Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 2, 2010
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    this lens is just amazing!
     
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  12. lesioc

    lesioc Mu-43 Regular

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    Oct 25, 2010
    Gliwice, Poland
    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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  13. jambaj0e

    jambaj0e Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Aug 31, 2010

    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?
     
  14. lesioc

    lesioc Mu-43 Regular

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    @F/2.0 + bokeh masters kit
     
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  15. addieleman

    addieleman Mu-43 All-Pro

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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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  16. addieleman

    addieleman Mu-43 All-Pro

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    I paid € 40 for my almost pristine sample on eBay which is a steal, from a seller who didn't advertise too well and only offered bank transfer as payment option. Normal prices seem to be between € 50 and € 100.
     
  17. maxsoul

    maxsoul Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 23, 2011
    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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  18. cucco

    cucco Mu-43 Regular

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    Dec 28, 2010
    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
     
  19. addieleman

    addieleman Mu-43 All-Pro

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    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.

    Closest focussing distance is 0.45m.
     
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  20. benjimouse

    benjimouse Mu-43 Regular

    At f5.6 it's very sharp imo:

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