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#21 ViRuS X

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Posted 17 February 2015 - 02:05 PM

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Nice thread , I do own a good collection of Minolta MD/MC lenses and they perform very well 

 

maybe you should consider Konica Hexanon lenses also , they are great too


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Posted 17 February 2015 - 02:11 PM

wow that 135mm F2.0 looks nice ... i have a Soligor/Tokina 135mm F2.0 and its nice too but maybe not as sharp ... i have to track town the Minolta 135mm F2 ...seems hard to find tho'  :-/

 

16558705501_890376b95c_c.jpgSoligor / Tokina 135mm F2.0 by FILM...SOUND...COLOR, on Flickr

 

(https://www.flickr.c...57650463666738/)


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Posted 17 February 2015 - 02:26 PM

Minolta MC W.Rokkor HH 35mm f/1.8 + Quenox Tilt Adapter:

 

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Posted 17 February 2015 - 03:14 PM

wow that 135mm F2.0 looks nice ... i have a Soligor/Tokina 135mm F2.0 and its nice too but maybe not as sharp ... i have to track town the Minolta 135mm F2 ...seems hard to find tho'  :-/

 

16558705501_890376b95c_c.jpgSoligor / Tokina 135mm F2.0 by FILM...SOUND...COLOR, on Flickr

 

(https://www.flickr.c...57650463666738/)

 

I like this portrait very much. Taking pictures is like skiing - sometimes you see people with old and worn-out skiers skiing like young gods and others with brand new expensive high tech skiers trying to do their best. Of course, looking at the world cup, it is nice to watch those guys having the best skiers combined with the best skills.



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Posted 17 February 2015 - 05:21 PM

Great for portraits, some say ´a little bit grainy´ :-) : the MC 85mm f/1.7

 

 



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Posted 18 February 2015 - 11:08 AM

The MD 17mm f/4 - the unsightly vignetting is caused by the (to large) frame of a polarizing filter. Without this PF, it does not occur. The green internal reflection from the sensor can be observed right below the white live saver ring on the right. To get rid of this might be a nice challenge for future versions of Sony´s sensors.

 

 

 



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Posted 18 February 2015 - 11:39 AM

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Posted 19 February 2015 - 03:27 AM

First-time poster here... Just before a vacation on Sanibel Island, Florida, I decided to buy some inexpensive primes so I could play around with them (I've never shot with a prime and wanted to see what all the fuss was about), and because I hoped that one might give me better high-magnification views for the birds than my Canon EF 75-300 delivers at 300mm.  I'm using an A7II.  I happened upon a Craigslist Minolta SRT 101 with four MC/MD lenses, a 2x teleconverter, and several filters a week before the vacation and sprung for the $180.  It took a lot of practice to manually-focus on flying birds, but toward the end of the vacation I think I'd gotten the hang of it.  As a sampling of photos, I've attached a brown pelican in flight taken with the Rokkor QF 200mm, an Anhinga drying his wings in the sun taken with the 200mm with the 2x tele-extender, and a flowering bush on the beach taken with the Rokkor PG 50mm.  More photos from this vacation are on http://jeffbondono.com/Sanibel and on flickr at https://www.flickr.c...s/130048903@N08. Suggestions for improvement are welcome. Also suggestions for posting would be appreciated; I just exported jpegs from lightroom at sizes the site would accept for attachments.DSC02434.jpg DSC01401.jpg DSC01250.jpg

 

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Posted 19 February 2015 - 03:38 PM

Minolta MD Macro 4/100mm - Nex 5N

 

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Posted 19 February 2015 - 05:40 PM

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Minolta MC 3.5/100 Macro
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Posted 20 February 2015 - 07:15 PM

I *LOVE* my Minolta lenses, which have gotten heavy use on my NEX-5 and A6000.  My favorite low light option at the moment is actually an MD 50/1.7 with a Lens Turbo II (speed booster)... getting great results with that combo!

 

The macro shot is with a MACRO-Rokkor 50/3.5, the others are with my favorite landscape lens, an MD 24/2.8.
 

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"Autumn Calm" - Yosemite Valley, CA.  NEX-5, Minolta MD 24/2.8, F11, 1/80sec, ISO200

 

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"Starry Capitan" - Yosemite Valley, CA.  NEX-5, Minolta MD 24/2.8, f2.8, 20sec, ISO400.

 

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"Rainy Day Roses" - NEX-5, Minolta MACRO Rokker 50/3.5, f11, 1/10sec, ISO400.

 

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"Dock of the Rock" - Morro Bay, CA.  NEX-5, Minolta MD 24/2.8, f8, 10sec, ISO200.

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Posted 23 February 2015 - 01:54 AM

I chose to focus on two lenses that mean something to me personally.

 

Given that I've used Minolta glass practically since I was maybe 3 yeas old, because my father camera was a gorgeous SRT-101 (still going strong, by the way), the first lens I want to show it's the SRT-101 "kit lens" 55/1.7 PF MC, 52mm filter version. This is a lens that definitely set the bar quite high for my photographic taste...I used to shoot Ektachrome 64 with it (one roll of 36 exposures costed the amount of my entire allowance for a week) and projecting the slides almost 2 meters wide.

 

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Canon Eos 5D Mark II, Stella on a path along the "Strada delle Vette", Sila forest, Italy

 

The second one is the Minolta 28-70/3.5-4.5 MD that came instead with the first camera I bought with my own money, an X-300s (p.s.: it's mist, not noise):

 

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Minolta X-300s, dawn at Lake Arvo, Lorica, Italy

 

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Posted 23 February 2015 - 02:40 PM



I chose to focus on two lenses that mean something to me personally.

 

Given that I've used Minolta glass practically since I was maybe 3 yeas old, because my father camera was a gorgeous SRT-101 (still going strong, by the way), the first lens I want to show it's the SRT-101 "kit lens" 55/1.7 PF MC, 52mm filter version. This is a lens that definitely set the bar quite high for my photographic taste...I used to shoot Ektachrome 64 with it (one roll of 36 exposures costed the amount of my entire allowance for a week) and projecting the slides almost 2 meters wide.


 

 

 

Canon Eos 5D Mark II, Stella on a path along the "Strada delle Vette", Sila forest, Italy

That 55 is a nice character lens:

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Posted 23 February 2015 - 03:19 PM

That 55 is a nice character lens:

 

Yes, and IMHO it has a much nicer and smoother bokeh compared to the 1.4 version.

 

Besides, I have the 50/1.7 MD version as well (49mm filter ring) and I've found that, at least with my samples, the MD especially at full aperture is much sharper at close distance (up to 2-3 meters), while the MC becomes way sharper than the MD over that distance right up to infinity.

 

So I basically take the MD if I'm shooting inside (low light, portraits, events) and the MC for landscapes.


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Posted 23 February 2015 - 03:50 PM

oh seeing shots made with the Minolta 55mm f/1.7 ... i might actually sell my Konica 57mm f1.2 ... mmmmhhhh oh well 


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Posted 23 February 2015 - 04:13 PM

Yes, and IMHO it has a much nicer and smoother bokeh compared to the 1.4 version.

 

Besides, I have the 50/1.7 MD version as well (49mm filter ring) and I've found that, at least with my samples, the MD especially at full aperture is much sharper at close distance (up to 2-3 meters), while the MC becomes way sharper than the MD over that distance right up to infinity.

 

So I basically take the MD if I'm shooting inside (low light, portraits, events) and the MC for landscapes.

 

Why not try it first for yourself? These little puppies usually go for maybe 10€, 15€ if the seller is throwing a camera with them!

 

Jeez...if I think I had to save to buy my X300s and now they cost, literally, the price of an espresso. Well, I guess better for us, we now get to buy more toys for less money :lol:  


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Posted 24 February 2015 - 01:06 PM

so i did it bought a Minolta 55mm f1.7 ;) ....hope to test it on a Shoot in Hamburg this week ;)   


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Posted 24 February 2015 - 01:07 PM

also if anybody knows somebody or sees a Minolta 135mm f/2.0 somewhere ... i really want to get my hands on one  / want to buy one ... let me know .... thanks! :)


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Posted 24 February 2015 - 02:42 PM

so i did it bought a Minolta 55mm f1.7 ;) ....hope to test it on a Shoot in Hamburg this week ;)   

 

Way to go! :D


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Posted 24 February 2015 - 02:45 PM

also if anybody knows somebody or sees a Minolta 135mm f/2.0 somewhere ... i really want to get my hands on one  / want to buy one ... let me know .... thanks! :)

 

Minolta 135mm f2 #1001834 ...... W/Caps 

 

"Just" $1.400,00 (but he accepts offers), based in L.A.

 

Honestly, at that price I'd rather buy a Canon EF 135/2, new, for half the money (unless you plan to use it on a Minolta camera, of course)


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