Shots in Low light : Rokkor 50mm f1.4

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by freddytto, Jul 16, 2013.

  1. freddytto

    freddytto TalkEmount All-Pro

    Dec 2, 2011
    Puebla, Mexico
    Minolta Rokkor PG 50mm f1.4, When I started using MF (legacy lenses) began with the Rokkor MD X 50mm f1.7 , after using it a few times I turned addicted to glass legacy.

    The focus is a dream, soft because you gets faster the focus thanks to the waffle-pattern rubber grip, this lems offering you perfect contrast and fenomemal sharpness , either for use in B / W or color. Now the heavy the 50mm f1.4 is my hero, this is an excellent handbook focus lens from the 1970s, but features very little barrel distortion, but in the PP could fix, I read that is better than the Nikon 50mm f/1.4 and some other Nifty Fifty.

    It's sharp at all apertures. It's a little less contrasty at f/1.4, but starting from f / 2 begins to roar. I'm a street shooter and like to walk around the city, a couple of months ago entered the challenge to do more photography at night and see what my nex7 is capable of doing with this lens in low light conditions.

    All shots were on Raw so after export in LR is always got some grain, maybe I need to learn more and i know that Cs6 would do a better job but I get laziness use by the interface of Cs6.

    New York City by Freddytto Robles, on Flickr

    New York City by Freddytto Robles, on Flickr

    New York City by Freddytto Robles, on Flickr

    New York City987 by Freddytto Robles, on Flickr

    New York City by Freddytto Robles, on Flickr

    New York City by Freddytto Robles, on Flickr

    New York City by Freddytto Robles, on Flickr

    New York City by Freddytto Robles, on Flickr

    New York City by Freddytto Robles, on Flickr

    New York City by Freddytto Robles, on Flickr
  2. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
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    Wow. What a great set, Freddy. How you manage to get such beautifully composed, candid shots of the people of your city is a marvel to me. You must be invisible!
  3. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
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    Another amazing set. Nice job with these. :)
  4. claude

    claude TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Jan 13, 2013
    Ottawa Canada
    Again very cool photos.
  5. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
  6. Jefenator

    Jefenator TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Nov 23, 2012
    Oregon, USA
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    Way to rock the legacy glass! :D
  7. ecaggiani

    ecaggiani TalkEmount Regular

    Jun 19, 2013
    San Jose, CA
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    Ed Caggiani
    These are quite impressive. I particularly love the colors (hot dog cart is vivid, and I love the diner shot). Very nice!
  8. addieleman

    addieleman Passionate amateur

    Nov 13, 2012
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    Ad Dieleman
    Incredible timing in these captures. I also like the way you use selective sharpness. Great stuff.
  9. Mattithjah

    Mattithjah TalkEmount Veteran

    Jan 17, 2013
    Czech Republic
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    Freddy, I would like to travel to NYC only because I see your photos... Nice nightlife shots.

    But on photo with yellow cup of coffee, OOF circles look little awfull, why are they?
  10. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
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    An excellent set of photos from an excellent street photographer and an excellent lens - so an excellent combination, lol :D

    The MD Rokkor-X 50mm f/1.4 is also my most used and all-time favourite lens - I find it 90% always mounted on the Nex ;)
  11. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
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    Great work. A fine example of why you want to shoot in color.
  12. ChangshaNotes

    ChangshaNotes Super Moderator

    Aug 15, 2012
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