Showcase Minolta AF 35-70mm 1:4

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by addieleman, May 14, 2015.

  1. addieleman

    addieleman Passionate amateur

    Nov 13, 2012
    Netherlands
    Ad Dieleman
    To test my LA-EA3 adapter I bought a Minolta AF 35-70mm lens together with a Minolta AF 80-200mm 1:4.5-5.6 for the hefty sum of 10 euros. The short zoom didn't look too bad and so I took it with me when we headed out today for a walk in a hilly region in the south of The Netherlands. It saved me the hassle of opening/closing the aperture in the field and in the PP workflow I don't have to add the lens data to the EXIF.

    It's quite sharp across the frame once you stop it down to f/8 or f/11, wide-open it's OK-ish at or below 50mm and not great at 70mm. Its contrast is not very high, definitely a notch below that of the FE 70-200mm that I brought as well. Felt right at home with the color balance, typically Minolta. I half expected to be able to use the FE 24-70mm instead but I didn't buy one yesterday, just saw too many things I didn't like and so this humble 35-70mm had to fill in the vacancy.

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  2. Deadbear77

    Deadbear77 TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Sep 14, 2012
    Northeast Ohio
    Kevin
    Beautiful shots.
     
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  3. Hawkman

    Hawkman TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Sep 10, 2013
    Virginia, USA
    Steve
    Looks pretty good to me!
     
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  4. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Same here ;)
     
  5. Amamba

    Amamba TalkEmount All-Pro

    Apr 13, 2013
    SE MI
    One of my little used yet treasured lenses.

    A bit of passing summer. Which we didn't really have this year, with all the rain and cold days.

    21161000971_0798a0b3a0_b. DSC04021 by BugsDaddy, on Flickr
     
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  6. SpaceManSpiff

    SpaceManSpiff TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Dec 13, 2013
    Tucson, AZ
    Eric
    These are looking good, gentlemen! I picked this lens up recently (on a Minolta 9000 and with its beer can big brother) and am anxious to try it out once I get an adapter for it.
     
  7. SteveNunez

    SteveNunez TalkEmount Regular

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    Dec 1, 2015
    These are also with the 35-70 f4...... DSC02401. DSC02400. DSC02408. DSC02402.
     
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  8. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    I bet that your daughter is very pleased with all of the portraits you've shown us, Steve. I also bet that when you're not taking her picture, you're busy fending off her suitors with a stick, right? :laugh:
     
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  9. SteveNunez

    SteveNunez TalkEmount Regular

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    Dec 1, 2015
    You guys would be surprised....I almost have to beg her to take pictures as she's tired of "posing" every time dad gets a new lens.....she doesn't hate it but if it were up to her she'd rather not. I have to make "deals" with her just to get her to pose......usually our deals are "I'll take you to the mall" or "I have to massage her back" ........funny but true!
    As for beating off suitors- she's very Christ-oriented and isn't boy crazy so no drama in that dept.
     
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  10. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Aug 6, 2011
    My younger son expects to be paid every time he poses for me now. No trips to the mall or or back massages either. He wants "straight cash homey".
     
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  11. SteveNunez

    SteveNunez TalkEmount Regular

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    Dec 1, 2015
    Then technically your son is a professional model! LOL
     
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  12. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Aug 6, 2011
    A really, really bad professional model. LOL.
     
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  13. Amamba

    Amamba TalkEmount All-Pro

    Apr 13, 2013
    SE MI
    I bet it's been a while since you had teenage daughters...
     
  14. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    No, that part of my education was omitted from the curriculum. :D
     
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  15. WNG

    WNG TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 12, 2014
    Arrid Zone-A, USA
    Will
    That's why I prefer cats as my models. Catnip is cheap! :D

    Portraits are excellent.
    Well, back to the mini-beer can (tuna can?). Renders very well and matches the bigger sibling.
    Perhaps let her try to compose a few portraits of dad or still lifes, and get her interested in photography.
     
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