Christopher J Osborne

Minolta MD Rokkor 50mm f1.4

Minolta MD Rokkor 50mm f1.4 lens mounted on a SOny A7 II cameraI've become very fond of my manual focus Minolta Rokkor lenses over the last year or two and the MD 50mm f1.4 has become a joint favourite with the MD 35mm f1.8 lens. The 50mm f1.4 is capable of producing particularly soft and buttery bokeh. This is an early example with a 55mm filter thread. Later versions got a 49mm filter thread.

As this is not a particularly rare lens it can be had for very reasonable money... expect to pay £70-90 for an example in good condition from a respectable dealer (less from a private sale on eBay).

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These images were shot in Carlton New Burial Ground near where I live to the east of Edinburgh city centre. They processed (as usual!) in Silver Efex Pro 2.

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These images, also processed in Silver Efex Pro 2, were shot in and around Leith and Granton to the north of Edinburgh.

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