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  1. Ron Evers

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    I inherited my dad's old Minolta kit containing 4 Minolta MC mount lenses. I have been playing around with them shooting macros using extension tubes on my Panasonic DMC G1. The 35mm/f2.8 is fairly sharp but requires me to be too close for insects, the 55mm/f1.7 is not as sharp but provides better working distance. However, the 100mm/f3.5 allows me to be back about 10" & still get decent magnification & IQ. Here I will provide an example from each lens; the camera is mounted on focusing rails on a tripod & the ISO set @ 400.


    1. Green Pepper seeds on black felt, shot @ f16 with 35mm

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    2. Toothpicks, shot @ f16 with 55mm

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    3. Black Peppercorn in gator clip, shot @ f3.5 with 100mm

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    New life for some old glass. :D
     
  2. robertwsimpson

    robertwsimpson No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I dig the toothpick pic
     
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    I love the toothpick pic as well. All three are TACK frikkin' SHARP!
     
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    Wow! Nice shots, well composed, SHARP focus!

    How far away were you? Those can't be shots from 10' away unless you used an electron microscope.
     
  5. Ron Evers

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    Thanks Guys.

    Patrick, the longest shot is #3 with the 100mm lens about 10 INCHES from the subject. ;)
     
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    Excellent work there !!
     
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    My bad, didn't have my specs on, without them I can"t see difference between " " " and " ' "

    Really nice shots. WOW!
     
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    I like the toothpic shot, good work!
     
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    Yikes! I had an MD 50 1.7 like that. The first MD 50 made, I think. Tack sharp in the middle, and terrible on the edges. In the middle, though, I have yet to see a lens as sharp used wide open. I couldn't shoot rainbows with it, either. Used wide open with a 2X converter, it made an excellent portrait lens.

    I like that 100mm, and I'm pretty sure I have the 35 somewhere.

    Nice work as usual.
     
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    Nice shots

    Michael
     
  11. Ron Evers

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    Early, the sharpness drops off at the edges partially because the toothpicks are farther away from the lens as you can see from this longer shot.



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    Thanks folks for your comments.
     

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