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Minolta Rokkors - Full Frame - No adapter required

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by jai, Aug 17, 2014.

  1. jai

    jai TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Feb 4, 2013
    I am doing it all backwards,

    It only occurred to me, after collecting quite a few Minolta lenses, it might actually be cool to have a Minolta camera.

    I decided on a Minolta SRT-202 which is many ways the exact opposite of my NEX-5R. Everything is mechanical, doesn’t even need a battery to be able to shoot (though you do need one if you want to use the light meter).

    It’s been a good fun, here are some of my shots so far:

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    14378108151_76a9e1e871_b.jpg Jessie by Jai Sbr, on Flickr

    Does anybody else here shoot film?
     
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  2. AK47J

    AK47J TalkEmount Veteran

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    Jan 31, 2014
    Central Oregon
    I do once in a while. Have a Minolta X700 and a Canon Rebel Ti that I use. I also have 2 Konica FT-1 Motor cameras, but one is broken and the other doesn't perform well.

    Found this beauty at a garage sale for $20.
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    Shallow DOF failure
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  3. mingus2112

    mingus2112 TalkEmount Regular

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    Jun 16, 2014
    YES! I know this is the Adapted lens area, but thanks for posting this. Great shots!

    I shoot film with Minolta as well. In fact, I only got my NEX cameras to use with my Minolta lenses. My main shooters are an XD-11 and XE-7, but I also have an X-700, SRT-202 and two SRT-101s. I've been itching for an SRT-102 for some time now but haven't found the right one.

    -James
     
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  4. Jefenator

    Jefenator TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Nov 23, 2012
    Oregon, USA
    Jeff
    Thanks for sharing! I love Tri-X. I miss Tri-X. I actually have a few rolls of it around, and have just been too lazy to go out and shoot it. (Then get it developed - or get the chemicals and do it myself - then scan it...)

    I use a lot of Rokkor glass these days so it would behoove me to get an analog body. (Should have gotten one of those body w/ lens deals while I was building up my set...)
     
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  5. jai

    jai TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Feb 4, 2013
    Shooting film definitely makes you grateful to just be able to change ISO whenever you feel like it.

    I haven't tried Tri-X yet, definitely want to. I have had a go with Kodak T-Max and Ilford HP5+.

    What colour film was that AK47J?
     
  6. AK47J

    AK47J TalkEmount Veteran

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    Jan 31, 2014
    Central Oregon
    Cheapo Fuji Superia x-tra 400
     
  7. Jefenator

    Jefenator TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Nov 23, 2012
    Oregon, USA
    Jeff
    I Loves Me Some Tri-X

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    Singer & Bassist
    by Jeff Addicott, on Flickr

    If there was a digital camera with a JPEG mode that nailed tonality like this, I would shoot JPEG again and quit tweaking with curves and dodging and burning and slapping gradient filters on everything. Ditto the "Kodachrome" look (my final emulsion of choice before I succumbed to the pixel in 2001). That's the magic of film IMHO.
     
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  8. José De Bardi

    José De Bardi Assistant in Virtue

    Aug 31, 2013
    Dorset, UK
    José

    Not sure if you got in on this? https://www.talkemount.com/showthread.php?t=7741 It has Tri-X in there, not sure if it's any good but might allow what you want with a simple work flow...
     
  9. michelb

    michelb TalkEmount Regular

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    Oct 27, 2013
    Greater Montreal area in Quebec, Canada
    Michel Brien
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  10. jai

    jai TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Feb 4, 2013
    wow, that's pretty amazing.

    Medium format does have an impressive "look". I don't know what that means, but i can see it.
     
  11. Jefenator

    Jefenator TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Nov 23, 2012
    Oregon, USA
    Jeff
    Yeah! My shot was medium format as well. REAL medium format: 60x60mm, not this 33x44 nonsense they're trying to pass for medium now - on film that would be considered "small plus". ;)

    I've dabbled a bit with the DxO plug-ins and honsetly, to my eyes they don't look anything like the real deal. (Kind of like samples vs a real string section - the closer they get, the worse it sounds.) If the film look is what you really want IMHO a hybrid work flow is the way to go. (Maybe invest in a good scanner for that...)
     
  12. michelb

    michelb TalkEmount Regular

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    Oct 27, 2013
    Greater Montreal area in Quebec, Canada
    Michel Brien
    It does have a special look. Even my wife recognizes it as more 3D than regular film or digital

    Maybe it is the lens ( 75mm F 3.5, 4 element Tessar type)

    Maybe it is the film size.

    In any case these were shot on either Fuji 100 or Kodak Ektacolor and processed at a local lab (L L Lozeau in Mtl) and scanned by that same store as basic scan of about 2400 X 2400. I am awaiting THE shot that i would get scanned at 9600 X 9600 to see if the effect is still there.
     
  13. HabsFan

    HabsFan TalkEmount Veteran

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    Apr 10, 2013
    Ontario, CAN
    I had the same camera...minus the 50mm f1.2. I used a more pedestrian 50mm f2 which is actually a pretty decent lens. Both of these where shot on Kodak Portra 400. I love the look of film and presets on digital are still missing something. Once you forget about ultimate sharpness and perfect scans, film is fun for what it is. Unfortunately, I takes me forever to shoot a roll and at around $20-30 a roll for decent film, development, and scans, it was getting to be a bit expensive.

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  14. Jefenator

    Jefenator TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Nov 23, 2012
    Oregon, USA
    Jeff
    Just got to say: $20 for the 1.2 lens and a body? I'm super jealous!! :)
     
  15. MizOre

    MizOre TalkEmount Regular

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    Jan 18, 2014
    Nicaragua
    If I had another film camera, it would be the RB67 -- but film, chemistry and a good scanner would not easy to come by where I'm living now.
     
  16. AK47J

    AK47J TalkEmount Veteran

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    Jan 31, 2014
    Central Oregon
    $20 got me the x700 in near perfect condition, the 50mm f/1.2 in mint condition, AND a Tokina 24mm f/2.8. The aperture blades were stuck in the 24mm. I was able to disassemble the lens and soak the aperture in denatured alcohol. The oil cleaned up and the blades moved freely. But I lost the detent ball for the control ring in the process, so now it is a "clickless" aperture :p
     
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  17. Amamba

    Amamba TalkEmount All-Pro

    Apr 13, 2013
    SE MI
    The lens is indeed a steal at that price. As for the body, I must've given away half a dozen Minolta film cameras since I got into MF lenses on Nex last year. It seems every time I buy a lens, someone throws the camera in saying "I have no use for it anyway". These bodies were, and still are, a work of art and craftsmanship.
     
  18. jai

    jai TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Feb 4, 2013
    I think a 50mm F1.2 in great condition is worth about as much as my entire Rokkor collection combined
     
  19. chrid

    chrid Super Noob

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    May 5, 2014
    australia
    Chris
    I have shot some film with my oly om10, it was good fun and the results were good also. Its only the scanner part I need, and a Epson v700 are so expensive heh. Also Michelb love the look that TLR produces :D
     
  20. AK47J

    AK47J TalkEmount Veteran

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    Jan 31, 2014
    Central Oregon
    The Rokkor 50mm f/1.2 in almost any variation/revision sells for $500 +/- on ebay. I was shocked. Friends tell me to sell it, make some money. I'm like "No way!" This lens is amazing and I feel very fortunate to have "rescued" it.
     
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