Showcase Minolta 35mm f/2.8 MC W Rokkor-HG

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by cvt01, Jun 16, 2015.

  1. cvt01

    cvt01 TalkEmount Regular

    Jan 3, 2015
    19212834592_24fffb07e0_b.jpg Minolta 35 MD f/2.8 by cvt01, on Flickr

    19031066760_02c6a63a32_b.jpg Minolta 35 MD f/2.8 by cvt01, on Flickr

    Looks pretty mounted:
    19218688915_cf60e474ef_b.jpg Minolta 35 MD f/2.8 by cvt01, on Flickr

    18598137363_d662abde8b_b.jpg Minolta 35 MD f/2.8 by cvt01, on Flickr

    A quick shot wide open:
    18852374562_77b6b70fac_b.jpg DSC05531-2 by cvt01, on Flickr

    A not about the adapter, I got this one on Amazon, it looks pretty but it is really heavy. Infinity on both of my Minolta lenses are a little front of the infinity mark.
    Last edited: Jun 27, 2015
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  2. addieleman

    addieleman Passionate amateur

    Nov 13, 2012
    Ad Dieleman
    Apparently there are heavy adapters around. All my adapters weigh around 100g, Novoflex or Chinese stuff. It's normal that you'll find infinity focus just a little bit before the infinity mark on the lens, it allows for tolerances and even the expensive Novoflex adapters are like that. I have one beautifully machined adapter from Poland for Canon FD and according to the manufacturer it has the exact dimensions and indeed most of my Canon lenses focus correctly. However, my FD 35/2 S.S.C. doesn't quite get to infinity which is a much greater problem than not being able to just turn the lens to its infinity stop to get to infinity.

    Congrats BTW, that's a very nice sample of the Minolta MC 35/2.8. My lenses of this type put in a very respectable performance, stopping down to f/8 produces an image that is sharp across the frame except for the very extreme corners, only contrast is a little lower than for later (MD) lenses. Have fun with it!
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  3. cvt01

    cvt01 TalkEmount Regular

    Jan 3, 2015
    Thanks, for the comments, I agree 100%. The infinity not being at the mark is not even a real problem. I have a few adapters which are right at the end point but it is better this way than not focusing to infinity at all.
    Regarding to the weight: the lens is 227g the adapter is 105g the lens hood is 13g. Just for info I have a Neveer Konica hexanon adapter it weighs 85g and the K&F Koncept adapter for that same mount I also own is just 89g. So While the K&F looks massive and it is a great quality adapter it is not much more heavy than the el cheapo looking Neveer counterpart.
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  4. cvt01

    cvt01 TalkEmount Regular

    Jan 3, 2015
    Added some better pictures of the lens to the OP
  5. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Very cute first shot.
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