Minolta MC Rokkor 58 f1.5 lens, Returned from the Repair Tech

This is the one and only post for the New Year's week and we'll back to regulary scheduled programming on the 9th I hope.

I was gifted a Minolta MC Rokkor 58 f1.4 by Mike Bitaxi, one of the co-hosts of the Classic Camera Revival podcast. Optically it was in great condition but there were some mechanical issues that needed addressing, and I finally addressed them by having my repair tech do an overhaul. I'm glad I did because this is dreamy glass.

The MC Rokkor went through its paces with a test roll of Kodak Tri-X 400 pushed to 1600 ISO because it was December and the light was dodgy as we got closer to the Winter Solstice. I love how this lens handles subjects stopped down around F11 and wide open around F2.8 with portraiture, especially wide open at 2.8. If you roll with a manual focus Minolta system, the MC Rokkor 58 f1.4 is a must have, you don't really need shutter priority on your X-700 or XD body anyway.

Camera: Minolta SRT 102, MC Rokkor 58 f1.4 lens.
Film: Kodak Tri-X 400@1600, Xtol stock.

Snow Covered Shoreline

Thomas St. Historical Houses

Cement Moose

The Grainary on Water St

Annual Horse Ride

Standing at Lakeshore and Thomas

Donna with Rembrant Lighting_

John Amused or Surprised


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