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Botanical photographs with Minolta Rokkor MC 50mm lens

Discussion in 'Nature' started by mobias, Jan 12, 2013.

  1. mobias

    mobias TalkEmount Regular

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    Nov 4, 2012
    After reading so many stories of people recommending the Minolta Rokkor 50 mm lens I decided to get myself on Ebay and order one up. I got a MC 50mm f1.7 for a bargain price and it arrived yesterday in great condition. I make most of my living as a photographer from botanical photography these days so thought I'd start with it there and since it was quite a bright day I went to the glass houses of Edinburgh botanical gardens. I got some good shots and I'm very impressed with the lens. For my botanical photography I like to generally work with wide open apertures to give myself a very small depth of field. I like to really play with the textures and tones you get as the focal point blurs outwards with dramatic bokeh. So most of these were shot at f1.7 and I didn't use extension tubes for this shoot. All shot with my 5N at 400 ISO hand held.

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  2. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Very nice!!! :thumbup: ;)
     
  3. addieleman

    addieleman Passionate amateur

    Nov 13, 2012
    Netherlands
    Ad Dieleman
    Normally I fall asleep when looking at flower pics, but I really like these, nice composition and delicate choice of sharp vs. unsharp.
     
  4. OdzBodkinz

    OdzBodkinz TalkEmount Rookie

    15
    Nov 12, 2012
    Nice tones.
     
  5. Edwin

    Edwin TalkEmount Rookie

    10
    Jan 15, 2013
    Hmm yammie! Nice pics! I would love to go to Edinburgh to shoot some myself :)
     
  6. dixeyk

    dixeyk TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jun 18, 2012
    Bellingham . WA
    Kevin
    We do seem to have out fair share of Minolta 50 fans here...me included.
     
  7. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Very nice, looks good.
     
  8. freddytto

    freddytto TalkEmount All-Pro

    Dec 2, 2011
    Puebla, Mexico
    Congratulations, you've put the minolta in the top, I am a fan likewise, and your pictures are very beautiful, high contrast and color. ;)