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Showcase Kiron MC 28/2.0

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by Amamba, Jun 15, 2013.

  1. Amamba

    Amamba TalkEmount All-Pro

    Apr 13, 2013
    SE MI
    Some examples from today's walk though the nature preserve. More to come ;)

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    This is a 100% crop:

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    Here's what it was cropped from:

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    And this is not even a macro lens !!! I couldn't get results like that with macro tubes attached to a macro lens on Canon ! Of course, the fly deserves big part of the credit for keeping still and posing like a good girl ;)
     
  2. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    Nice photos.

    Tony
     
  3. eno789

    eno789 TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Jan 1, 2012
    NoCal, USA
    Brian
    Very nice. Thanks for sharing.
     
  4. freddytto

    freddytto TalkEmount All-Pro

    Dec 2, 2011
    Puebla, Mexico
    nice shot, very sharp, these shots were max. apert. right? nice really so colorful
     
  5. Amamba

    Amamba TalkEmount All-Pro

    Apr 13, 2013
    SE MI
    Some were at max aperture, some at F4
     
  6. ChangshaNotes

    ChangshaNotes Super Moderator

    Aug 15, 2012
    China
    Colin
    Very nice shots.

    That's a boy.
     
  7. Amamba

    Amamba TalkEmount All-Pro

    Apr 13, 2013
    SE MI
    How do you know ?
     
  8. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Quite a great variety of shots
     
  9. Jefenator

    Jefenator TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Nov 23, 2012
    Oregon, USA
    Jeff
    Thanks for sharing! I'd love a nice, sharp, fast legacy 28mm for roaming.
     
  10. Amamba

    Amamba TalkEmount All-Pro

    Apr 13, 2013
    SE MI
    I think Sigma is just as sharp, if not sharper. Kiron may win in bokeh, though. I haven't used either lens enough to make an opinion yet.

    I love the feel of old manual glass - even though Sigma may be able to produce better results straight out of camera, there's not as much fun in using it. I usually prefer tele end of primes, doing mainly portraits, but I can already see myself having this Kiron glued to the camera for a while.
     
  11. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Those are all excellent Amamba!!!

    Is this Kiron an expensive lens?
     
  12. addieleman

    addieleman Passionate amateur

    Nov 13, 2012
    Netherlands
    Ad Dieleman
    Thanks for sharing, nice pics and that Kiron 28/2 looks like a keeper!
     
  13. Amamba

    Amamba TalkEmount All-Pro

    Apr 13, 2013
    SE MI
    Got it for $5 :) Some guy on CL was extremely happy to sell his late father's (I assume) bag full of Minolta gear for $20. Three lenses, a 2x teleconverter, old film body and flash. There were even lens manuals and a Minolta warranty card dated Dec 1983.

    There's a few of these Kirons being listed on eBay for $250 by one seller, I assume this is an inflated price. My gut feeling is, it's worth about $90 or so. But I am not selling it :)
     
  14. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Wow!!! That's an amazing bargain - big congrats
    One of the things I like about buying old legacy lenses is exactly this - hunting down deals. People often don't know what they sell and you get excellent stuff for little $

    ;)
     
  15. Amamba

    Amamba TalkEmount All-Pro

    Apr 13, 2013
    SE MI
    Yeah, the guy was very obviously happy to sell a bag full of "old junk" to me. I even got a bag, not that I have any use for it.

    He also had a Vivitar camera for sale, but it didn't look like anything special and I think I got enough tele lenses for now :)
     
  16. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Is it a Minolta bag by any chance?
     
  17. Amamba

    Amamba TalkEmount All-Pro

    Apr 13, 2013
    SE MI
    It probably is a Minolta bag - it's a green canvas bag with a special pouch inside for the camera body, held in place by 4 riveted buttons. This pouch seems to have been made to fit the camera, almost like a holster. Looks like it used to have a logo riveted or sewn in front but it fell off at some point.

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  18. quezra

    quezra TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Aug 22, 2012
    Great shots, but the bokeh on it gives me shivers. Canon FD 28/2 has much nicer rendering but sharpness wise I'm very impressed with the Kiron. I'd heard they're not as good as the FDs but from this evidence there is very little in it other than bokeh.

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  19. Jaf-Photo

    Jaf-Photo TalkEmount Veteran

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    Mar 25, 2013
    I see what you mean. The bokeh in the fifth picture, the mushroom, is pretty jarring. That could of course be caused by a small aperture setting or bumped contrast i post processing.

    Bokeh is perhaps not so important in a wide lens, either. My Minolta MD 28/2.8 does have smoother bokeh and warmer colours. But I rarely use it for close-ups.
     
  20. Amamba

    Amamba TalkEmount All-Pro

    Apr 13, 2013
    SE MI
    I will lower the contrast / clarity and see what happens. I may have bumped them too much, the bokeh in the flower pics looks OK.

    But, I am a bokeh whore ;) so if there's a legacy wide lens with better bokeh I will be on the lookout.

    What do you think about FD 28/2.8 ? There's one available locally.

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