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Showcase Minolta 35-70mm f/3.5 MD Macro

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by eno789, May 8, 2012.

  1. eno789

    eno789 TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Brian
  2. Bolampau

    Bolampau TalkEmount Veteran

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    Apr 22, 2012
    Lincolnshire, England
    Paul
    Good stuff!
    The backlighting on the 3rd photo is stunningly caught! And I like the composition of the trees in the 4th photo.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Paul
     
  3. freddytto

    freddytto TalkEmount All-Pro

    Dec 2, 2011
    Puebla, Mexico
    thanks for sharing mate, this lens is very good, crisp and bukeh is very good, I draw much attention the photo 3 has great detail and as mentioned the'' friend'' Bolampau, good catch, looks in detail contour and the spider's web can be distinguished.

    the last picture is very good too, the bukeh is very nice.
     
  4. Dioptrick

    Dioptrick TalkEmount All-Pro

    Feb 4, 2012
    New Zealand
    Great images eno789! The last three are stunning... my favourite would have to be the last one. Nice texture, shapes, and colours - lovely bokeh... great macro!

    Thanks for sharing :)
     
  5. storyteller

    storyteller TalkEmount Veteran

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    Sep 25, 2011
    Funny I find the bokeh kind of harsh in the last one but softer and more pleasant in the third. All nice picture though. Seems to be a good lens for you.
     
  6. eno789

    eno789 TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Brian
    I agree with storyteller. This lens is not known for its bokeh. But it's pretty sharp, e.g. the last one, which is wide open I believe.
     
  7. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    I have a similar focal distance lens that I just love.
     
  8. applemint

    applemint TalkEmount Veteran

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    Sep 20, 2012
    These are with the Nex 5 + Minolta MD 35-70 f3.5 but with a Raynox 150 clipped on the front.

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    This is what the lens looks like:

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  9. thebbm

    thebbm New to TalkEmount

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    Feb 26, 2013
    hello everybody.

    I buy this lens after reading on this topic for my sony nex.
    I have a little question, when the aperture is on 3.5 the diaphragme is full open in macro mode but in 35mm mode i see that the aperture is not open fully, maybe by modifyng the lens it could be wider like 2.8.

    Anyone have an idea ?
    thanks
     
  10. eno789

    eno789 TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Brian
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  11. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
  12. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
  13. thebbm

    thebbm New to TalkEmount

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    Feb 26, 2013
    thx very much ;)
    can't wait to receive the adaptor to nex
     
  14. thebbm

    thebbm New to TalkEmount

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    Feb 26, 2013
    hello

    I have some fungus on this lens, i didn't see them before ( it appear only when the focal is on 35mm +- damn ).

    i'm afraid that i contaminate my other lens or my camera body.

    Should i try to clean this lens ( i didn't find how to open it) or do something else with it ?

    thanks
    best regards
     
  15. eno789

    eno789 TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Brian
    On my A7, hiking at Santa Teresa County Park

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    If you pixel peep the full size version of the above, you can spot the two turkeys on top of the hill. Of course I did not see them when I took the picture.

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    A few more in the flickr set.
     
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  16. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Love the close up of the poppies on the boulder. :)
     
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  17. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    That looks like great combo, Brian. And what a fine time of the year to be living in the Bay Area (I was down last week for MacWorld Expo ;) )
     
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  18. Austrokiwi

    Austrokiwi TalkEmount Regular

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    Feb 2, 2014
    22nd District Vienna
    Ian Fenn
    I have had my example of this lens since October last year. I have found it disappointing. Does any one know if there was considerable variation in quality at time of manufacture? My example is in very good condition, no haze or fungus but it is always just a little soft.
     
  19. addieleman

    addieleman Passionate amateur

    Nov 13, 2012
    Netherlands
    Ad Dieleman
    That looks like a bit of bad luck or maybe the lens has had a knock that has caused decentering. I've had 4 samples in total and they all were sharp and contrasty, though every one of them was slightly unsharp at either left or right side when pixel-peeping shots from the NEX-6. The earlier Rokkor version (without macro setting) has somewhat lower contrast but is sharp nevertheless, my one sample at least.
     
  20. izTheViz

    izTheViz TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    May 10, 2013
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    Yannis Marigo
    Mine is fine. Just a lot of distortion at 35 but as far as I understood, this is expected.