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Showcase Minolta Rokkor MC 58mm f/1.2

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by Nate_Dogg, Sep 4, 2013.

  1. Nate_Dogg

    Nate_Dogg TalkEmount Regular

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    Feb 6, 2013
    Eugene, OR
    Nate Pfeifer
    First test shots with the legendary cream machine (all wide open at f1.2):

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  2. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Sweet! Love what it did to that chain link fence.
     
  3. ChangshaNotes

    ChangshaNotes Super Moderator

    Aug 15, 2012
    China
    Colin
    +1
     
  4. claude

    claude TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Jan 13, 2013
    Ottawa Canada
    Looks like you will have fun with that lens.
     
  5. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Absolutely brilliant. What can one say about that bokeh!!! #2 is my fav ;)
     
  6. Nate_Dogg

    Nate_Dogg TalkEmount Regular

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    Feb 6, 2013
    Eugene, OR
    Nate Pfeifer
    Yeah, looks like fish/dragon scales!
     
  7. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Looking good
     
  8. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Aug 6, 2011
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  9. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Aug 6, 2011
    Bokeh on this lens is pretty crazy. By reputation I thought it would have smooth-ish bokeh wide open. Definitely not the case, but I like the character regardless!

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    Smooths right out when you stop down a click or two:

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  10. MAubrey

    MAubrey TalkEmount Top Veteran

    The bokeh becomes like butter at f/2, but yeah, it can be a little crazy wide open.
     
  11. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Very nice, but ya, some serious swirlliness in the background.
     

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  12. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Aug 6, 2011

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  14. siftu

    siftu TalkEmount Regular

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    Jan 30, 2016
    I have been shooting with mine on the a7ii and really enjoy just using it.
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  15. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Gorgeous photos!!! Love the OOF areas
     
  16. WNG

    WNG TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 12, 2014
    Arrid Zone-A, USA
    Will
    Excellent images! I can see why this lens is so loved and rare, and still holds a king's ransom to acquire! ;)
     
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  17. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Excellent

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  18. siftu

    siftu TalkEmount Regular

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    Jan 30, 2016
    I got a good deal on this one. Its the Gen II and I swapped it for a Rokinon 14mm f2.8. Technically it has nothing on my 55mm f1.8 yet it certainly has its own character and I just love using it. I use it far more than the 55mm f1.8 in fact. Thanks for the compliments