NEX-5 with Minolta 58mm 1.2

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tinman948
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NEX-5 with Minolta 58mm 1.2
Jan 5, 2012

I just bought a NEX-5 body so I could use my Minolta lenses but mostly the Rokkor 1.2 lens.

I already have the SR to E mount adapter.

The other camera I used was a Minolta XK

Can someone here help me to setup or point me to the right forum so I can correctly setup this camera?

Your help is greatly appreciated.

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In reply to tinman948, Jan 5, 2012

You can use the Search function to find an answer to your question... Anyway, here are the basics for using manual lenses:

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/readflat.asp?forum=1042&thread=40218253

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In reply to tinman948, Jan 5, 2012

tinman948 wrote:

I just bought a NEX-5 body so I could use my Minolta lenses but mostly the Rokkor 1.2 lens.

I already have the SR to E mount adapter.

The other camera I used was a Minolta XK

Can someone here help me to setup or point me to the right forum so I can correctly setup this camera?

Your help is greatly appreciated.

Simply get a Minolta SR / MC / MD -> Nex Adapter.

Or even better, stock up some film and get back to real photography rather than "playing around".

A good site on Minolta for digital is http://www.rokkordigital.com btw

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In reply to tinman948, Feb 16, 2012

Were you able to use the 58MM 1.2 on your Nex? What's your experience? I'm considering buying 1 for my 5N. Thanks.

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In reply to Arize, Feb 16, 2012

It works fine with the NEX 5N. Has the best bokeh of any lens I have ever used. Good luck finding one for less than $500

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In reply to abrahavt, Feb 17, 2012

Haven't seen any less than $600. The lens inflation that's going on has gotten insane. The Canon 55 1.2 Fd is a cheaper alternative, but I would prefer the Rokkor. Will wait till I find a good deal.

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In reply to Arize, Feb 17, 2012

$425 Buy-it-now shipped.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-MINOLTA-MC-ROKKOR-PG-1-1-2-f-58mm-CAMERA-LENS-/260959288190?pt=Camera_Lenses&hash=item3cc262bb7e#ht_520wt_1396

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Haven't seen any less than $600. The lens inflation that's going on has gotten insane. The Canon 55 1.2 Fd is a cheaper alternative, but I would prefer the Rokkor. Will wait till I find a good deal.

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In reply to tinman948, May 2, 2012

I have a 58mm 1.2 on my NEX-5n and use focus peaking at 1.2 setting a LOTS ! Wonderful. Got lens on Craigslist attached to a mint SRT-102 for $60. Hate to gloat but I got burned so much in the past.

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In reply to philnk, May 3, 2012

I'm watching a Rokkor MC 58mm 1.4 for my 5N on eBay right now... my MC adapter is already on its way, so I'm hoping I'm successful with my bid for this.

Question to the wiser ones here... has anyone put the 1.4 head to head with the 1.2? Rokkorfiles mysteriously doesn't have the 1.4 in its extensive list, and I'm wondering how they stack up against each other for center sharpness and bokeh (in that order... hehe) I've seen indivdual reviews and even some nice Youtube videos shot with these lenses, but not an outright shootout. Does anyone have any insight? (and my apologies to the OP if this isn't in the spirit of the original post..)

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In reply to neonexxer, May 3, 2012

I own the MC 1.2 and MD 1.4. The price to results ratio is better for the 1.4.

I like the 1.2 better because it is heavier, more impressive and creamy background, and bigger focus ring. If you like that gloat feeling, the 1.2 is king.

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In reply to neonexxer, May 3, 2012

The 58 1.4 is a good lens for sure but its not in the same class as the 58 1.2.

If you're unsure probably go for the 1.4 as you can always sell it again and upgrade.

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In reply to Annex, May 3, 2012

Thanks for the input, guys!

Annex wrote:

The 58 1.4 is a good lens for sure but its not in the same class as the 58 1.2.

If you're unsure probably go for the 1.4 as you can always sell it again and upgrade.

Gotcha.. That's what I'm doing right now

philnk wrote:

I own the MC 1.2 and MD 1.4. The price to results ratio is better for the 1.4.

I like the 1.2 better because it is heavier, more impressive and creamy background, and bigger focus ring. If you like that gloat feeling, the 1.2 is king.

LOL... ok, may as well go for broke! If my bid on ebay falls thru, I'll gun for the 1.2 next

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In reply to tinman948, May 3, 2012

I use a 58mm f/1.4 Rokkor with my NEX-5n quite a bit. Love it. Here's one test shot, wide open, in broad daylight using a Tiffen .9 ND filter.

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