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Minolta MC W.Rokkor HH 35mm f1.8

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by melvinbrian, Jan 20, 2012.

  1. melvinbrian

    melvinbrian Mu-43 Regular

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    Oct 18, 2011
    Manila, Philippines
    Bought this from a local online store for $100. Quite pricey for an old glass. Is this a good glass?

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  2. shnitz

    shnitz Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Aug 25, 2011
    Austin, TX
  3. chasm

    chasm Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 2, 2010
    I think it's a really good lens - I used to have one - but it's quite big and heavy isn't it? Try looking it up on The Rokkor Files.
     
  4. melvinbrian

    melvinbrian Mu-43 Regular

    53
    Oct 18, 2011
    Manila, Philippines
    Thanks chasm, i googled it before posting but i want to hear personal experiences with this lens from a micro 4/3 user.

    Yes, its quite big and heavy. Longer and heavier than a 50mm.

    But as I played with it last night. Shooting in an amusement park at night with so many lights. I noticed flares on my images. Removing the filter lessens flares but still noticeable.

    To test if its a lens issue, I also used may Pana 14-42mm. It picks up so minimal flares but the flares on my Minolta 35mm was so noticeable.

    Any way to avoid flares on light situation like on an amusement park?

    I will post pictures taken with my 35mm later.

    Thanks.

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  5. BarefootPilgrim

    BarefootPilgrim Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Dec 23, 2009
    Westchester, IL
    Bob
    Try a lens hood, that will reduce the flare somewhat, but probably will not eliminate it. Completely eliminating flare when the light source is in the FOV is almost impossible unless the lens construction itself is specifically designed to do so. Even then (in my experience) it will still show some flare. But that's not unique to this lens.

    I used the same lens on my SRT-101 (and other Minoltas) once upon a time and it is a very nice piece of glass. Wish I still had it! :biggrin:
     
  6. shnitz

    shnitz Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Aug 25, 2011
    Austin, TX
    It's a wonderful lens, as the google results will show you, but it's still a 40 year old lens. They didn't have the coatings and special glass that eliminated flare back then.
     
  7. melvinbrian

    melvinbrian Mu-43 Regular

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    Oct 18, 2011
    Manila, Philippines
    Here are some images taken with the lens..
    Notice the flares on the second image...

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  8. addieleman

    addieleman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 5, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Ad
    You had a good deal getting this lens for $100. For others: there is a comparison on The Rokkor Files showing that a Rokkor 35/2.8 is just as good at the same apertures. There is a separate review on the 35/1.8 stating that it's flary wide open. And if you have the choice, go for an MD as the MC lenses tend to have lower contrast.
     
  9. melvinbrian

    melvinbrian Mu-43 Regular

    53
    Oct 18, 2011
    Manila, Philippines
    Dude,

    I decided to trade my lens as i am really looking for a fast telephoto lens.
    And i think for a m43 body, i can only use this more as macro lens as the minimum focusing distance is only 12".

    Someone throws me a deal of trading his minolta 100mm f2.5 and a tamron adatall 28mm f2.8 for my 35mm? What are your thoughts? Is it a good deal?

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  10. addieleman

    addieleman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 5, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Ad
    Mwah :smile:. PM'd you.
     
  11. punkman

    punkman Mu-43 Regular

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    Dec 30, 2011
    Europe
    You can find a variety of 135mm f2.8 lenses on eBay. I've bought 3 so far for less than 30 euro each.

    If you have no use for a nice macro lens, it doesn't sound like a bad trade.
     
  12. brian watkins

    brian watkins Mu-43 Rookie

    not sure if this is of any help but here is a shot with my 35mm/f2.8 rokkor on an e-p3.

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  13. LVL8hacker

    LVL8hacker Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jan 4, 2012
    Pinehurst, North Carolina
    Larry Anderson
    Yes..I would have to say the 35mm does take great pictures of cats as well :)

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