Sony A7r with 58 mm 1.4 Minolta old lens

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Sony A7r with 58 mm 1.4 Minolta old lens
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Re: Sony A7r with 58 mm 1.4 Minolta old lens

These older, slightly soft lenses may be more suitable for close portraits than the latest razor sharp models.

This one certainly works.

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Re: Sony A7r with 58 mm 1.4 Minolta old lens

D Cox wrote:

These older, slightly soft lenses may be more suitable for close portraits than the latest razor sharp models.

This one certainly works.

yeah i kinda like it. The 55 1.8 FE, has a beautiful swirling, but this legacy lens dont. instead it has a soft and desaturated feel to it

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Re: Sony A7r with 58 mm 1.4 Minolta old lens

Interesting . . . but I think this was focused a few millimeters too close to the camera. His nose is in perfect focus, but not his eyes. Do you have any more examples?

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Scottelly wrote:

Interesting . . . but I think this was focused a few millimeters too close to the camera. His nose is in perfect focus, but not his eyes. Do you have any more examples?

Agree, looks more like a macro. Nose is real sharp not anything else.

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OP SunsetMagnet Senior Member • Posts: 1,609
Re: Sony A7r with 58 mm 1.4 Minolta old lens

It should be shot further, at 1.4 this is clearly too near to focus perfectly without using the magnifier (which i didnt).

Another perk i discovered is that it produces beautiful swirly bokeh if you shoot from a further distance and if bg are trees a "spots" contrasty lighting.

Here is one test shot at minolta 50mm 1.7, unedit. I reckon that editing would easily brings out the colors and sharpness.

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