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My first legacy MF lens has arrived!!!

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by NickCyprus, Nov 27, 2012.

  1. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Just received this from the post office today morning!!!
    Sorry no photos yet since I'll have to wait another 2-3 weeks for my adapter to arrive...

    Its a Minolta MD 50mm f/1.7 and I'm super excited to take some photos soon

    DSC05244.



    Special thanks goes to Claire aka "nianys" ;)
     
  2. quezra

    quezra TalkEmount Top Veteran

    916
    Aug 22, 2012
    Congrats! I feel your pain, my Vivitar 28/2 (OM mount) and Konica AR 40/1.8 are both sitting lonely in my cabinet because the free-shipping mounts take forever!
     
  3. Jefenator

    Jefenator TalkEmount Top Veteran

    876
    Nov 23, 2012
    Oregon, USA
    Jeff
    Ah, yes - the agony of waiting for the #&@% adapter to arrive. I know it well. :(

    It will be over soon enough and then I think you're in for some fun. I like these old Minotas - they seem to have their own distinct vibe - "smoky" is the latest, best description I've come up with.
     
  4. nianys

    nianys TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 23, 2012
    France
    Nick , I like this lens so much, and I kind of kicked myself in the ribs for sending away my like new copy while using a fungus one (lol) that I ordered another unit, from the previous series, with the same coatings, but metal build. Should have it this week.
     
  5. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    And the LBA ( Lens Buying Addiction ) begins! ;)

    Welcome to the wonderful world of manual focus legacy lenses. :)
     
  6. freddytto

    freddytto TalkEmount All-Pro

    Dec 2, 2011
    Puebla, Mexico
    CONGRATULATIONS
    I have the same lens like you get now, Minolta Rokkor x 50mm f/1.7 and love it, is one of my favorites, offers great detail, contrast is very good despite its low price.
     
  7. eno789

    eno789 TalkEmount Top Veteran

    720
    Jan 1, 2012
    NoCal, USA
    Brian
    You'll enjoy it. Very nice lens.
     
  8. freddytto

    freddytto TalkEmount All-Pro

    Dec 2, 2011
    Puebla, Mexico
  9. eno789

    eno789 TalkEmount Top Veteran

    720
    Jan 1, 2012
    NoCal, USA
    Brian
    Freddy, you should add these excellent shots to the Sample Archive.
     
  10. freddytto

    freddytto TalkEmount All-Pro

    Dec 2, 2011
    Puebla, Mexico
  11. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Thanks all !!!

    As soon as I receive my adapter I'm gonna try it and post some pics ;)
    This would be my first try with manual focus on a legacy lens (I've tried MF on Nex lens) so I'm mostly curious to see if I can do MF at all...

    Q: I've seen some that write Minolta MD-Rokkor X and their aperture ring goes until f/16 (mine says just Minolta MD and goes to f/22). Did they make 2 versions of those?
     
  12. Dioptrick

    Dioptrick TalkEmount All-Pro

    Feb 4, 2012
    New Zealand
    I'm so excited for you Nick.

    Most older lenses only stop down to f16. Most modern lens designs can go one stop smaller to f22. I'm guessing your edition is a later model of the same lens.
     
  13. freddytto

    freddytto TalkEmount All-Pro

    Dec 2, 2011
    Puebla, Mexico
    that true, mine just have f16 : Eek:
     
  14. eno789

    eno789 TalkEmount Top Veteran

    720
    Jan 1, 2012
    NoCal, USA
    Brian
  15. markoneswift

    markoneswift TalkEmount Veteran

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    Oct 17, 2012
    I'm thinking that the minimum aperture ability has got something to do with the frame size, although I may be wrong. An F/22 aperture would be OK on a crop size sensor, but I can't imagine it being much use on a 35mm full frame, hence why older 'full frame' lenses only stop down to F/16. Anyone know if I'm on the right track ?
     
  16. markoneswift

    markoneswift TalkEmount Veteran

    390
    Oct 17, 2012
    Oh man ! I've just rubbished my own theory ! I've just checked both of my Canon FD lenses and they go to F/22 !! So much for my knowledge of apertures and frame sizes :)
     
  17. applemint

    applemint TalkEmount Veteran

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    Sep 20, 2012
  18. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Thanks for the answers & links ;) :thumbup:


    On another note, I'm suprised no-one noticed the blurred background, lol :p
     
  19. nianys

    nianys TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 23, 2012
    France
    I did notice the computer with the board front page featuring my post on Rokkors ;) !
     
  20. Dioptrick

    Dioptrick TalkEmount All-Pro

    Feb 4, 2012
    New Zealand
    This is true for digital photography, and we have to be mindful that pre-digital lenses were designed for exposing film emulsions - where the 'angle of incidence' isn't as critical as that of digital sensors. This is the same reason why some ultra-wide legacy lenses are causing purple fringing on the NEX but never had this issue when used with film (the NEX7 sensor is especially vulnerable to this, with a higher array jammed into the same sensor area).

    We can safely assume that native AF lenses are compensated for this and are designed specifically for exposing digital sensors. I use my SEL16 wide angle all the time on f22 and I've not had any diffraction issues with it.