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Showcase Minolta 55mm f/1.7 Rokkor MC

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by Alanroseman, Jun 5, 2011.

  1. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    Last roundup for an old friend....

    This lens was returned to me yesterday. It's the original 55mm MC Rokkor that arrived on my SRT 101 when I bought it new in 1968. It's been living in the attic of my brother in law for the past 25 years or so.

    He actually had the original camera, but returned it with an MD series 50mm which I had purchased around 1971. It was a nice surprise to see it... Unfortunately the focus ring became so stiff when I used that, I feared it would tear the adapter from the GF1.

    So this is the more than likely the last images this old friend will ever produce. Fitting for it to go out on the internet.... wasn't even a thought when I took delivery from Converse Camera in 1968.

    GF1 / 55mm MC Rokkor / Aperture 3 / NIK Define

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  2. spatulaboy

    spatulaboy I'm not really here

    Jul 13, 2011
    North Carolina
    Vin
    I never thought I could get such shallow depth of field from a M4/3 camera!

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/vftsai/5990866293/" title="P1080645 by V-F-Tsai, on Flickr"> 5990866293_521e052df4_b. "1024" height="768" alt="P1080645"></a>

    I find this lens a bit weak on contrast, fixed in PP.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/vftsai/5991913453/" title="P1090014 by V-F-Tsai, on Flickr"> 5991913453_fb8410d12a_b. "1024" height="768" alt="P1090014"></a>

    Not super sharp but pretty good for wide open (or close to wide open, I don't remember what I shot at)
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/vftsai/5992453124/" title="P1090093 by V-F-Tsai, on Flickr"> 5992453124_1bef57dc2f_b. "1024" height="768" alt="P1090093"></a>

    I also have other samples from this lens in my Duke Gardens thread.
     
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  3. eno789

    eno789 Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 5, 2010
    Bay Area, California
    Brian
    A few from a local rose garden with this lens







     
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  4. Livnius

    Livnius Super Moderator

    Jul 7, 2011
    Melbourne. Australia
    Joe
    REALLY like your photos here Spatulaboy....awesome.
    Cant wait for my MD to arrive through the mail.
     
  5. spatulaboy

    spatulaboy I'm not really here

    Jul 13, 2011
    North Carolina
    Vin
    Thanks! Hope you enjoy yours as much as I did mine. I've become a big fan of the Rokkors.
     
  6. Jorge Ledesma

    Jorge Ledesma Mu-43 Veteran

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    Aug 27, 2011
    Miami
    Impressive, these are very nice indeed.
     
  7. eno789

    eno789 Mu-43 Regular

    193
    Jul 5, 2010
    Bay Area, California
    Brian

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    dbuckle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

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  9. spatulaboy

    spatulaboy I'm not really here

    Jul 13, 2011
    North Carolina
    Vin
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/vftsai/6980969739/" title="Closing Time by Vincent-F-Tsai (Spatulaboy), on Flickr"> 6980969739_9b11689fb6_b. "755" height="1024" alt="Closing Time"></a>
     
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  10. Crdome

    Crdome Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Sep 11, 2011
    West Central Indiana
    Chrome
    Isn't your old friend worth having cleaned and lubed? -Chrome
     
  11. lyleberman

    lyleberman New to Mu-43

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    Jun 3, 2012
    Hi. I just came across this thread. I have an MC Rokkor 55mm lens that I'd love to attach to my GF1. What do you recommend in terms of adapters?
     
  12. Crdome

    Crdome Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Sep 11, 2011
    West Central Indiana
    Chrome
    Alan, often old friends are worth keeping. Is it be worth getting cleaned, lubricated, and adjusted (CLA)?

    Though a new friend rather than an old one I eagerly anticipate getting my Kodak Cine Ektar 1", f/1.4. The cost was $57.


     
  13. spatulaboy

    spatulaboy I'm not really here

    Jul 13, 2011
    North Carolina
    Vin
    You can find numerous adapters out there, most are identical even under different brands. Rainbow Imaging and Fotodiox are popular ones. I would not spend too much on one. Some will focus past infinity so don't just turn it to the infinity mark and assume it will be in focus.

    Crdome I have not seen Alan on these boards in a long time.
     
  14. dbuckle

    dbuckle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

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  15. kitkatherine

    kitkatherine New to Mu-43

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    Dec 4, 2013
    Lancaster, PA
    Katherine
    Here are a few shots with the 55mm 1.7 on a Lumix GX7. Foxus peaking makes shooting with this lens a breeze.
    DearCreaturesCoatAndBrownBoots. "500"><br/><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/o_hai/11428645605" title="Panasonic GX7 by Katherine McAdoo, on Flickr"> 11428645605_6204dd42a2. "500" height="342" alt="Panasonic GX7"></a><br/><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/o_hai/11428797263" title="Lola by Katherine McAdoo, on Flickr"> 11428797263_8ac03ae604. "500" height="375" alt="Lola"></a>
     
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  17. CharlieL

    CharlieL Mu-43 Veteran

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    Aug 2, 2014
    Burkburnett Tx USA
    Charlie
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  20. Itchybiscuit

    Itchybiscuit Photon Mangler

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    Dec 10, 2013
    Glasgow, Scotland
    Ivor
    I took my copy out for a walk with my G5 earlier today. I am really pleased with the girl under the tree - with the aperture set at f1.7, the grass has an almost halo effect. Girl Sitting Under Tree 2.JPG Pink Rhododendron.JPG
     
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