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Showcase Minolta 58mm f/1.2 Rokkor MC

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by Leesound, Apr 25, 2011.

  1. Leesound

    Leesound Mu-43 Regular

    32
    Feb 12, 2011
    London
    On a GH2:


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  2. stratokaster

    stratokaster Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 4, 2011
    Kyiv, Ukraine
    Pavel
    Beautiful bokeh.
     
  3. Leesound

    Leesound Mu-43 Regular

    32
    Feb 12, 2011
    London
    Again, got this lovely lens out for a session video filming to test Flomotion V2 hack (simply stunning) and fallen in love again with it's heavy, chunky beautiful operation - so good - this particular lens is old and been cherished - it's like new - it's yellowing via some Thorium activity, but so lovely - bokeh king bar non.
    Mr Powell's V2 Flowmotion is simply stunning - spans, works, low GOP, peeking a frame - pristine - it is THE patch currently IMHO (respect to Nick with the Driftwood patches) but this is clean - no banding, detail, job done!fun times :)
     
  4. DaveL

    DaveL Mu-43 Regular

    38
    Apr 13, 2012
    Rhode Island
    First day with 58 1.2

    I picked up a Min Rokkor 58 1.2 locally for--- I still can't believe it- $75. Total with the adaptor around $100. Adaptor came yesterday- fist shots today.:smile: chair_58_1_2-1.
     
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  5. Leesound

    Leesound Mu-43 Regular

    32
    Feb 12, 2011
    London
    It's like a supermodel ex girlfriend lol - been on a Zeiss expedition so it's been sat in my bag, and been in the studio for months, but got the little beauty out after you posted - good lord it's so so lovely - bit like going back to listen to The Beatles after a while away - even though you know they're damn good - so thanks! It's locked onto my GH2 now till the end of summer /chapeau

    Well done on the cheap buy - truly lifetime steal - love this lens - not the 1.2 aperture it's just .... can't explain ! Classy in every way :)
     
  6. hunyuan7

    hunyuan7 Mu-43 Regular

    140
    Aug 31, 2011
    Does anyone have experience with this lens and a Voigtländer Nokton 17.5mm or 25mm? I would love to hear a comparison.
     
  7. Leesound

    Leesound Mu-43 Regular

    32
    Feb 12, 2011
    London
    Like most of these subjective lens tests - I relate them to my industry that I work in daily - post production - music - guitar - amps - mics etc - modern lenses are manufactured crafted delivery - if you want Hendrix or Beatles - go crazy and buy the amazing legacy glass - had Contax Zeiss, ZF, Konica, Minolta, Canon et al, and modern Panasonic - missus hates me for my diversions and lens buying , but the ones that left me with some kind of "nice" were Contax and for me Rokkor Minolta my favourite - I work every day "making" films - Harry Potter Cold Mountain Gravity etc . etc.- the filmic "maker" thing makes me chuckle - if you actually cheaply want similar lenses buy old Contax - same bodies - same lens as those used. In the end just fook off and make films ignore the blogger numpties - you do know who they are ;p You want to make films don't listen to arty farty numpties who've made **** all, who blog gear - film stuff - making film is people and story - no more. You'll hire the bits of plastic and people pointing them - don't let the blogger nuts drag you into buying them gear . TTFN and good luck ! /wave
     
  8. Cruzan80

    Cruzan80 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 23, 2012
    Denver, Co
    Sean Rastsmith
    Just got this lens for a steal at a thrift store ($30). Played around with it a bit, and even at higher ISO's is just sooo nice. All of these are wide open and SOOC jpegs.

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    And a couple to show just how shallow this can get. The first one has my son's forehead in focus, but not his eyes. And I was trying to hold steady after zooming in to 8x. This was almost at MFD.

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    And one from further back, with that signature look.

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    Planning on shooting this and the 581.4 next to each other to do a comparison.
     
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  9. dadadude

    dadadude Mu-43 Regular

    156
    Jun 12, 2013
    San Carlos, CA
    David
    How old is your baby? I'm not talking about the 1.2...... Lucky man in many aspects.
     
  10. Cruzan80

    Cruzan80 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 23, 2012
    Denver, Co
    Sean Rastsmith
    Um, today makes (quick counting on fingers...) 12 days old. The fuzzy baby is about 8 :tongue:.
     
  11. tjdean01

    tjdean01 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    842
    Feb 20, 2013
    Very nice! I want this lens! Those shots are wide open? Look very good!
     
  12. Cruzan80

    Cruzan80 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 23, 2012
    Denver, Co
    Sean Rastsmith
    Yes, all shot wide open in my basement with three cfls on a strip for lighting. Hence the relatively higher ISO. Cant wait to see what I can do with a bit of post processing. Will take a picture end on, to show exactly how massive this hunk o'glass actually is.

    Sent from my LG-P769 using Mu-43 mobile app
     
  13. bredman

    bredman Mu-43 Veteran

    458
    May 30, 2013
    Sherwood Forest
    Pete
    I quite like this one from today. Mounted on the EM1 at f1.2 adapted with a Metabones speedbooster. Natural light.


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  14. barry13

    barry13 Super Moderator; Photon Wrangler

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
    Barry
    I have the 'PG' version of the Rokkor 58mm f/1.2...

    E4027389-ebony ivory 58mm Rokkor 1200px-1.
     
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  15. barry13

    barry13 Super Moderator; Photon Wrangler

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
    Barry
    E7029049-lights fountain bokeh 58mm f1.2 Rokkor NO EC. Fountains
     
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  16. barry13

    barry13 Super Moderator; Photon Wrangler

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
    Barry
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