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nex5n with Minolta MD ROKKOR-X 50mm 1:1.7

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by freddytto, Jan 20, 2012.

  1. freddytto

    freddytto TalkEmount All-Pro

    Dec 2, 2011
    Puebla, Mexico
    I would like some comments of my shots, I had a little trouble with manual focus, but i share some photos ,l want to receive some criticism and advice


    ISO 1600, 1/40s , f/1


    ISO 800, 1/5s , f/1


    ISO 100, 1/400s , f/1


    ISO 100, 1/350s , f/1


    ISO 100, 1/25s , f/1
     
  2. Phoenix

    Phoenix TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Aug 25, 2011
    Melbourne, Australia
    Phoenix Gonzales
    IMO your shots are good the way it is, if you're having troubles with manual focusing the only thing I can suggest is the NEX's focus peaking feature (this makes manual focusing with the NEX a breeze).

    The lens itself is very good (and is one of my favourites) and it will depend on how you use it, I tried to use it as an everyday general purpose lens but I found the focal length (75mm with the crop) to be a bit long and narrow, however I find it perfect for portraiture.

    Nowadays I use my voigtlander 35mm as my everyday general purpose lens as it equates to a 50mm on the NEX, but I always go back to this lens though if I want to take portraits, I find that the combination of focal length, and it's fantastic bokeh qualities perfect for portraiture.
     
  3. lapdog99

    lapdog99 TalkEmount Veteran

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    Sep 3, 2011
    Colorado
    Freddy, I liked the two photos of the young lady best, especially because she doesn't have that "I'm hot and posing" look. What kind of post-processing, if any, are you doing (Aperture, Lightroom, other)?

    The telephone is interesting as well, would probably lend itself to mild HDR (usually works great with metal) and a little more of the reflection on the side.
     
  4. freddytto

    freddytto TalkEmount All-Pro

    Dec 2, 2011
    Puebla, Mexico
    I used lightroom 3.6, the aperture i can't remember, i think was a 5.6,but the first picture was a f2.8 and it was dark room, that only reflected light from the TV so so i use ISO 1600 but looks very well, the noise is lower...I love this lens and get used to manual focusing

    thanks to all
     
  5. lowincash

    lowincash TalkEmount Regular

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    Dec 21, 2011
    Los Angeles
    Kin
    The pictures are nice and I like how they came out. I plan on getting this lens too. I accidentally bought the 50mm f1:2 from ebay thinking it was a 1.2 lol
     
  6. Phoenix

    Phoenix TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Aug 25, 2011
    Melbourne, Australia
    Phoenix Gonzales
    I found the 1.2 to have a tiny less bokeh than it's wider apertured siblings, but it's also a lot sharper than them. If youre shooting something and sharpness is the name of the game rather than oof rendition, this lens will be a good choice.
     
  7. freddytto

    freddytto TalkEmount All-Pro

    Dec 2, 2011
    Puebla, Mexico
    this lens is very good, takes pictures very clear, sharp...I'll share some pictures taken a few days ago and am very satisfied
     
  8. freddytto

    freddytto TalkEmount All-Pro

    Dec 2, 2011
    Puebla, Mexico
    I share some more photos with this great lens Minolta 50mm MD-X ROKKOR

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/freddy_007/6763350655/" title="looking for some naughty by Freddytto Robles, on Flickr"> 6763350655_dcacd442de_b. "1024" height="641" alt="looking for some naughty"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/freddy_007/6763350651/" title="The shutter by Freddytto Robles, on Flickr"> 6763350651_b84d01272c_b. "649" height="1024" alt="The shutter"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/freddy_007/6763350631/" title="You're trying shooting by Freddytto Robles, on Flickr"> 6763350631_ae5a6023cf_b. "1024" height="633" alt="You're trying shooting"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/freddy_007/6763271851/" title="coloring by Freddytto Robles, on Flickr"> 6763271851_73bb6d3e72_b. "1024" height="605" alt="coloring"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/freddy_007/6763271839/" title="the yellow dragon by Freddytto Robles, on Flickr"> 6763271839_83aa058a7b_b. "1024" height="608" alt="the yellow dragon "></a>


    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/freddy_007/6763350621/" title="DSC00872 by Freddytto Robles, on Flickr"> 6763350621_8e7ecf8d7f_b. "575" height="1024" alt="DSC00872"></a>
     
  9. Phoenix

    Phoenix TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Aug 25, 2011
    Melbourne, Australia
    Phoenix Gonzales
    Very beautiful shots! I especially like the b/w images (I'm a b/w fan) the tones, contrast and amount of oof is spot on. Very nice capture
     
  10. jebuskrust

    jebuskrust TalkEmount Regular

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    Sep 16, 2011
    Limassol, Cyprus
    Great images mate. I really love them
     
  11. freddytto

    freddytto TalkEmount All-Pro

    Dec 2, 2011
    Puebla, Mexico
    thanks for your comments, but this lens is really good
     
  12. hodad66

    hodad66 Sony Guru

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    Feb 8, 2012
    Indialantic, Fl
    John
    Great results with this camera / lens combination!
     
  13. Dioptrick

    Dioptrick TalkEmount All-Pro

    Feb 4, 2012
    New Zealand
    THIS!
    Fantastic!!
     
  14. sukhihontu

    sukhihontu New to TalkEmount

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    May 8, 2012
    Nice shots...I am getting this lenses too.
     
  15. Adwers

    Adwers TalkEmount Rookie

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    Apr 24, 2012
    Warsaw, Poland
    Adam
    The shot of the policeman is great! :)
     
  16. Bolampau

    Bolampau TalkEmount Veteran

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    Apr 22, 2012
    Lincolnshire, England
    Paul
    That shot of the policeman is brilliant. The composition and expression are spot on!
    Cheers,
    Paul
     
  17. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    I too have this lens and love it.
     
  18. freddytto

    freddytto TalkEmount All-Pro

    Dec 2, 2011
    Puebla, Mexico
    thanks guys this is one of my favorite lenses, the bukeh is very good and excellent for portraits.
     
  19. vtrandal

    vtrandal New to TalkEmount

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    Jul 17, 2012
    This is awesome. Which Minolta MD to Sony E mount adapter do you use?
     
  20. ErickSaint

    ErickSaint TalkEmount Regular

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    Aug 27, 2012
    Milwaukee, WI
    Erick
    I know I'm necroposting for my first post in this forum, but thanks for this thread. I have been out of real photography since film was still popular. I will be getting a NEX 5 from a friend in the next week or so. I just won an auction on ebay for this lens and a 28mm 2.8 along with the nex md adapter.

    I've been looking all over to find images taken with this combination. All the shots are great, well the few I can see, the ones from the first post don't show for me. The b/w are excellent, I particularly like the NYPD shot. Were these shot with the monochrome mode in camera? Or converted in post?