Showcase Minolta MD 28mm f/2.8

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by TonyTurley, Jul 22, 2013.

  1. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    The sun has decided to not come out and play this morning, but I still wanted to see how my new Minolta 28/2.8 fared. I'm pretty pleased with the early results, considering the dull, gray conditions. The photos were a bit flat right out of the camera, so I did tweak them slightly for contrast and saturation. It will be interesting to see what this lens can do under adequate light. When I get the time, I plan to do a direct comparison between the Minolta 28/2.8 and my Vivitar 28/2.8 Close Focus and 28/2.8 Wide Angle. That will probably take me a few days, though.

    Tony

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  2. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Lookin' good so far. :)
     
  3. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    Yep, it's an encouraging start. Might end up selling all my Vivitars. :rofl:
     
  4. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Well, if you're going to sell all the Vivitars could I interest you in some ocenfront property in Kansas? :p
     
  5. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Nice - I don't do much wide angle work (that's why my widest lens is an 35mm) but I'm tempted to try the MD 28 2.8 myself...
     
  6. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    lol!
     
  7. freddytto

    freddytto TalkEmount All-Pro

    Dec 2, 2011
    Puebla, Mexico
    good shots Tony, is my preferred focal length, but sometimes I feel this very open, that's why i jump in 35mm, but still prefer than the 19/16mm.
     
  8. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    Thanks Freddy. I agree, different focal lengths evoke different feelings, which is why I carry a 28mm, 50mm, and 135mm with me as much as possible.

    Tony
     
  9. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    A couple more from this morning. Hazy and mostly overcast outside . . . again.

    Tony

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  10. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    We've finally got some sun the past couple of days. 737 taxiing on a bright but foggy morning.

    Tony

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  11. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    Taken on a clear, cobalt blue afternoon. Color and clarity from this little lens are excellent. I did nothing to enhance the colors.

    Tony

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  12. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Yep, that's a nice sky indeed. :)