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Minolta MC ROKKOR-PF 58mm f/1.4 on E-M5

joshwa Plus
10 923 1 United Kingdom
20 Nov 2013 8:19PM

Well, after owning this lens for at least a year, I finally used it to take some photos, with the E-M5, first shot f/1.4 or f/2, ISO1600, 1/125s, sharpened slightly in Lightroom, and colour temperature made warmer.


This one was taken at f/13, ISO200, 1/160s, colour corrected in Photoshop.


You can view the full size version here (cropped)
StrayCat 16 19.1k 3 Canada
20 Nov 2013 9:22PM
Not bad Josh. Would be interesting to see a side by side comparison with the Oly 45mm f1.8.
ChiliMan 14 135 17 Singapore
21 Nov 2013 2:18AM
Nice lens Smile

Pity you can't remember (not surprising 'cos it's hell to keep track of aperture used when I use manual lenses) whether it was 1.4 or 2 for the first one. If that was with the lens wide open, then WOW. My MD 50mm 1.7 is hopeless wide open. Thankfully it's pretty ok at the next stop of 2.8. Razor at 5.6.

For my Pentacon 50mm 1.8, I start from f4. 1.8 and 2.8 are not worth my while. As for the other end, f11 is where it ends for sharpness. I don't hit f16 or 22.

Yours is incredible at f13!! Cooor.

Ooo...interesting idea StrayCat has...head to head with the Oly 45 Grin Same aperture for both, tripoded, IS OFF, manual focus. There'll be significant difference in field of view but that can be taken into account when looking at the results Smile

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