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Showcase Minolta 50mm f3.5 Macro

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by benjimouse, Apr 1, 2011.

  1. benjimouse

    benjimouse Mu-43 Regular

    I'm a bit surprised this one hasn't had a post yet. IMO it's cheap and sharp.

    1080095.

    1070836.

    1070859.
     
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  2. dmc

    dmc Mu-43 Regular

    67
    Feb 21, 2011
    Beijing
    I agree, this is a great lens. Thanks for the post.
     
  3. iliakoltsov

    iliakoltsov Mu-43 Regular

    195
    Aug 7, 2010
    Paris
    In my opinion it is not as convenient as an SP 90 F2.5 but this lens has the merit to be very small. I have tested it on my blog , personally i think yes it is sharp but to get something decent you need to close down to f11 the depth of field is so small, if you manage that then it is an awesome macro lens.
     
  4. chasm

    chasm Mu-43 Veteran

    262
    Mar 2, 2010
    I've got one, it's perfect for the GF1!
     
  5. addieleman

    addieleman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 5, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Ad
    Minolta Macro Celtic 50mm 1:3.5

    Last Friday I got the Celtic variety from the US, bought on eBay for a Buy-It-Now price of $40, with a little bit of fungus in it. Boy, is this lens sharp! It's even better than my beloved Micro-Nikkor 55/3.5.

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  6. spatulaboy

    spatulaboy I'm not really here

    Jul 13, 2011
    North Carolina
    Vin
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/vftsai/6319399711/" title="Watch2 by V-F-Tsai, on Flickr"> 6319399711_78955e8e7e_b. "1024" height="768" alt="Watch2"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/vftsai/6732777101/" title="Bug on Flower by V-F-Tsai, on Flickr"> 6732777101_e2aab6cd51_b. "1024" height="767" alt="Bug on Flower"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/vftsai/6812747195/" title="Seeing is believing by V-F-Tsai, on Flickr"> 6812747195_8e88925fc1_b. "1024" height="768" alt="Seeing is believing"></a>
     
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  7. RDM

    RDM Mu-43 All-Pro

    Very nice. I was going to get a Minolta 50mm macro, but i found a 55mm f/2.8 Macro (1:1 without adapter) that was made by Kiron, in a box of camera stuff given to me. So i been using that instead.
    I like your photos tho.
     
  8. spatulaboy

    spatulaboy I'm not really here

    Jul 13, 2011
    North Carolina
    Vin
    Thanks man. I'm still new to macro photography. My gf got me this lens for my birthday a few months ago, but haven't used it much. Waiting for spring so I can shoot some bugs and what not. The DOF is very shallow so it's a bit difficult to use at first. Practice makes perfect!
     
  9. LVL8hacker

    LVL8hacker Mu-43 Veteran

    322
    Jan 4, 2012
    Pinehurst, North Carolina
    Larry Anderson
    Great lens!...My wife found mine in ChapelHill in a thrift store. I must be doing something right when the better half is on the look out for legacy goodness for me :cool:
     
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  10. lesioc

    lesioc Mu-43 Regular

    26
    Oct 25, 2010
    Gliwice, Poland
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  11. lesioc

    lesioc Mu-43 Regular

    26
    Oct 25, 2010
    Gliwice, Poland
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  12. spatulaboy

    spatulaboy I'm not really here

    Jul 13, 2011
    North Carolina
    Vin
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/vftsai/6837405100/" title="Moth outside my door by Vincent-F-Tsai (Spatulaboy), on Flickr"> 6837405100_b10820b7b0_z. "640" height="480" alt="Moth outside my door"></a>
     
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  13. spatulaboy

    spatulaboy I'm not really here

    Jul 13, 2011
    North Carolina
    Vin
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/vftsai/7006395331/" title="P1250629-1 by Vincent-F-Tsai (Spatulaboy), on Flickr"> 7006395331_95ee28c092_z. "640" height="480" alt="P1250629-1"></a>
     
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  14. LVL8hacker

    LVL8hacker Mu-43 Veteran

    322
    Jan 4, 2012
    Pinehurst, North Carolina
    Larry Anderson
    Wonderful Shot! My wife found one of these lenses for me in a second hand store in Hillsborough NC and I haven't even had a chance to mess with it..........I think I might need to step out back in a bit and introduce myself :)
     
  15. Justified_Sinner

    Justified_Sinner Mu-43 Regular

    193
    Feb 11, 2010
    Scotland, UK
    Dauvit Alexander
    I love mine but have only had it for about two weeks. These shots above are just phenomenal, especially the eye and the moth. Mine are more prosaic!

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    Camelia sp. by the justified sinner, on Flickr

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    Lampranthus blandus by the justified sinner, on Flickr

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    Salix Catkin by the justified sinner, on Flickr

    That last photograph of the catkin was taken with the 1:1 extension tube and hand-held.
    When I got it, I was really disappointed by what I thought was the tendency to flare. Then I noticed the big greasy smear on the front element!
     
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  16. spatulaboy

    spatulaboy I'm not really here

    Jul 13, 2011
    North Carolina
    Vin
    Thanks man. There are a few members on here from the triangle. Maybe we should do a meetup?!

    Thank you sir! I haven't used this lens much through the winter but now spring is here I will definitely be using it ALOT.
    I noticed you have the PL45 macro in your signature... any significant differences? (besides the price :wink:)
     
  17. spatulaboy

    spatulaboy I'm not really here

    Jul 13, 2011
    North Carolina
    Vin
    Now that the weather is nice I've been using this lens much more often.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/vftsai/6889990422/" title="Ladybug by Vincent-F-Tsai (Spatulaboy), on Flickr"> 6889990422_1c302bd144_c. "800" height="600" alt="Ladybug"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/vftsai/6889875904/" title="white butterfly by Vincent-F-Tsai (Spatulaboy), on Flickr"> 6889875904_9332b91cb0_c. "800" height="600" alt="white butterfly"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/vftsai/6889874546/" title="Not sure what this is by Vincent-F-Tsai (Spatulaboy), on Flickr"> 6889874546_0994742f4c_c. "800" height="600" alt="Not sure what this is"></a>
     
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  18. sabeking

    sabeking Mu-43 Regular

    30
    Feb 22, 2012
    North Carolina
    Spatulaboy,

    How close to the subject are you getting in your pictures? I've never done macro shooting.

    Stacey
     
  19. spatulaboy

    spatulaboy I'm not really here

    Jul 13, 2011
    North Carolina
    Vin
    Most are 1:1 or close, which means I had to literally get the lens right up to them.
     
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  20. Roger

    Roger Mu-43 Regular

    170
    Jul 2, 2011
    Western PA
    Apples on the Way (natural)

    We've had several frosts, but the blossoms seem to be surviving. Looks like these will be open in a day or two. I used a Minolta Rokkor-X 50mm Macro lens that I've had since in the '70's. It's a great lens, but I don't use it very often. Camera was a Panasonic G2.

    1100612_Min_Mac_50mm.

    1100615_Min_Mac_50mm.
     
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