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Showcase Minolta MC Rokkor-PG 1:1.4 f=50mm

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by Jefenator, Mar 10, 2013.

  1. Jefenator

    Jefenator TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Nov 23, 2012
    Oregon, USA
    Jeff
    I'm finally feeling the Minolta love! :eek:)

    Here's a portrait trial at f/1.4:

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    And at f/2:

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    I think I prefer everything (contrast & background blur) at this setting.

    This must be some of that Minolta magic I've heard so much about. (I think I can even see those "Minolta" colors...)

    I never cared much for my copy of the newer MD 50mm 1:1.7. The older MC trounces it pretty thoroughly in the corners. So much so, it even holds up, wide-open vs stopped down:

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    And with both at their optimal corner settings, there's definitely no contest:

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    I think this MC 50mm is a keeper!
     
  2. Aaronius31

    Aaronius31 TalkEmount Regular

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    Feb 25, 2013
    Was about to post the samples I just took while going down to Alabama to mountain bike. Might as well post them here I guess! All of them are not edited or cropped, also my first photos on Flickr :D

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    Grand Central Stream by The Buckinghammer, on Flickr

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    Great Day to Bike by The Buckinghammer, on Flickr

    Taken while barreling down the interstate at 75mph in a van:

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    Boat in the Dark by The Buckinghammer, on Flickr

    Same conditions as the one above:

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    Islands of Reflection by The Buckinghammer, on Flickr

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    Flower Bike by The Buckinghammer, on Flickr
     
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  3. freddytto

    freddytto TalkEmount All-Pro

    Dec 2, 2011
    Puebla, Mexico
    nice photos mate, congratulations, I have the same lens 50mm f/1.4 and I LOVE IT, is fast, good contrast, color, sharp. Enjoy
     
  4. Jefenator

    Jefenator TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Nov 23, 2012
    Oregon, USA
    Jeff
    Few more samples...

    I see this was the lens Claire was "hating" so much. And I can see why.

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    I love the detail, love the character, love the subject isolation. I think I have a new favorite nifty fifty! :)
     
  5. hknymz

    hknymz TalkEmount Regular

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    Mar 3, 2013
  6. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    ^^ Simply amazing!!! :thumbup:
     
  7. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    Everything on this page is crystal clear with great colors, but I love the cat shots.

    Tony
     
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  8. hknymz

    hknymz TalkEmount Regular

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    Mar 3, 2013
    thanks :D
     
  9. jereswinnen

    jereswinnen TalkEmount Regular

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    Jul 11, 2013
    Belgium
    Jeremy Swinnen
    Those are some amazingly sharp cats!
     
  10. hknymz

    hknymz TalkEmount Regular

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  11. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Clemson Kitty! Or Boise State if you prefer. (Orange cat/blue eyes) ;)

    That second shot is incredibly sharp. :)
     
  12. hknymz

    hknymz TalkEmount Regular

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    Mar 3, 2013
    Thanks :D
     
  13. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    Beautiful! Excellent color, contrast, and sharpness. :th_salute:
     
  14. Selten

    Selten TalkEmount Regular

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    Oct 22, 2012
    Rhineland, Germany
    Lusi
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  15. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Easy to see why this lens gets rave reviews. :)
     
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  16. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    Sehr schöhne Dächer!
     
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  17. duh!

    duh! TalkEmount Rookie

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    Oct 4, 2013
    Great photos! I just received mine like 2 weeks ago.. but the lens adapter came in yesterday. Tried a few indoor potraits of my kids... loving this lens to bits! i have NEVER used a camera in manual mode... so, its going to be challenging for me nevertheless
     
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  18. Hawkman

    Hawkman TalkEmount Top Veteran

    940
    Sep 10, 2013
    Virginia, USA
    Steve
    Okay, here's my favorite few shots so far from this, my new favorite lens...

    Morning iPadding
    at f/2, 1/200, ISO 320 (Shutter priority)
    14301633664_01245a15b1_o. Morning iPadding by SRHawk64, on Flickr


    A friend and his daughter at a BBQ last weekend
    at f/2, 1/60, ISO 200 (Aperture priority)
    14279078196_0e768ee0e1_o. Father, Daughter, BBQ by SRHawk64, on Flickr
     

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  19. Hawkman

    Hawkman TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Sep 10, 2013
    Virginia, USA
    Steve
    And here are a couple more with the trusty MC 50 1.4. Not macro, not even "close-up", but fairly close in shots of a flower my wife planted and which just opened up this morning.

    Orange Flower
    at f/4, 1/1000, ISO 100 (Aperture priority)
    14208650198_6ba9f26996_o. Orange Flower by SRHawk64, on Flickr

    More Orange Flowers
    at f/4, 1/500, ISO 100 (Aperture priority)
    14391915641_d74aae2e71_o. More Orange Flowers by SRHawk64, on Flickr

    I tried to focus on the pistol and stamen, and think I did okay. Pretty shallow depth of field... you should of seen the the shot at f/2... too hard to focus even on the pistil and stamen.
    Don't know the type of flower... and the wife is too sleepy to remember.

    Thoughts, comments and critique welcome, as always. Enjoy!
     

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  20. Hawkman

    Hawkman TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Sep 10, 2013
    Virginia, USA
    Steve
    Here's a few more recent ones with the MC Rokkor-X PG 50mm f/1.4, my go-to indoor lens...

    My Favorite Models, My Sleeping Dogs from this Morning - Katie, eyes heavy:
    14718861551_237eb1b43b_o. Sleeping Dogs 2 - Katie by SRHawk64, on Flickr

    Darci, eyes not so heavy, well, at least one (her eyes are a bit cloudy, so....):
    14721744382_1abb7cee7f_o. Sleeping Dogs 1 - Darci by SRHawk64, on Flickr

    And one of our senior brindle Shih-Tzu Darci on a brown couch... not the most dynamic cold palette, but hey, it is what it is:
    14741918623_54541307a3_o. Brindle Shih-Tzu Darci stares from Brown Couch by SRHawk64, on Flickr

    All straight out of the camera JPEGs (though I am shooting RAW+JPEG now), no PP. All 1/125, as I'm using shutter priority and that setting most of the time except in bright sunlight outdoors. And all at f/2.
     
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