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Zoo Miami: A7R and Minolta Rokkor MC 135mm F/2.8

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by robfactory, Oct 7, 2014.

  1. robfactory

    robfactory TalkEmount Regular

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    Aug 23, 2014
    Rob
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    I purchased a Minolta Rokkor MC 135mm f/2.8 a couple of months ago and had not taken it out for a spin. I kept on reading in the forums how good of a lens it was. I decided to take it out for a spin at Zoo Miami. It has enough zoom to capture things in details, but not enough to ignore the landscape. I had the camera set to shutter priority since animals tend to move quick and unpredictable. Also, this is a manual setup. The aperture and the focus have to be set up manually and this takes time if you're trying to set up a sharp shot. For more shots robfactory.com
     
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  2. hodad66

    hodad66 Sony Guru

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    John
    excellent set!!!
     
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  3. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Nice captures! The last one with the zebras is brilliant (great timing etc) but I really like the post processing in #6 too ;)
     
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  4. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Oct 8, 2013
    USA
    Nice shots there for sure...the Zebras and the little yellow bird standing on one leg are my favorites
     
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  5. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Well done.

    Love the Zebras and lepard.
     
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  6. jedilost1

    jedilost1 TalkEmount Regular

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    Oct 1, 2014
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    Great shots!
     
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  7. f/otographer

    f/otographer TalkEmount Regular

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    Aug 20, 2013
    Some very nice shots Rob. I like the film like processing on most of them, especially the gazelles. Also the artistic effect of the trees and reflection shot remind me a lot of my own work. Well done.
     
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  8. robfactory

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    Aug 23, 2014
    Rob
    Thanks for the compliment.
    I have to go back this week and test the Konica 135mm f/3.2 which I hear is very sharp.
     
  9. robfactory

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    Aug 23, 2014
    Rob
    Zoo Part 2

    I took my dad with me this time around to the zoo. It was a lot of fun and we only got to do half of it.
    I hope this week to go back with the Konica 135mm f/3.2 and take some more photos.
    Enjoy!
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