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XPro 1 – 28mm F2 Minolta MD W Rokkor-X | IK Photography

XPro 1 – 28mm F2 Minolta MD W Rokkor-X | IK Photography | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

 

Excellent lens! Equivalent 42mm ( 35mm format ) i actually like this focal range quite a lot, for me it just seems to work with my style of shooting. This lens is sharp wide open at F2 with a slight touch of softness. Fantastic performance on the X-Pro 1. Very good correction of aberrations without light falloff also wide open. Between f2.8 and 5.6 the optical quality is absolutely fantastic. A complex floating lens elements design. Nice bokeh wide open at F2-5.6. The 28mm F2 Minolta MD has great mechanical construction as with other Minolta lenses of this era. This lens is a gem. Hard to find on the used market, get it if you can. The lens balances well but a tiny bit front heavy on the X-Pro 1 but nothing to be concerned about, would be fantastic with the optional grip which will add some extra weight though not in the territory of DSLR’s with comparable focal length. As can be seen on the photo above, its a bit long compared to other Minolta 28mm lenses, its an absolute joy to use, nice smooth rubberized focus grip. Aperture ring has half stops as well…

More reviews of Minolta MF Lenses:

24mm F2.8 Minolta MC

http://blog.ikphotography.com/?page_id=1437


28mm F2 Minolta MD W Rokkor-X
http://blog.ikphotography.com/?p=1370

 

28mm F2.5 Minolta MC W Rokkor SI – 1st Generation

http://blog.ikphotography.com/?p=1399

 

28mm F2.8 & 3.5 Minolta MD/MC/Auto Rokkor

http://blog.ikphotography.com/?p=1475

 

35mm Minolta MD/MC/Auto Rokkor f/2.8

http://blog.ikphotography.com/?p=1660

 

50mm Minolta MD Rokkor-X f/2

Part1: http://blog.ikphotography.com/?p=1822
Part2: http://blog.ikphotography.com/?p=1860

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Thomas Menk's comment, June 12, 2013 2:54 PM
Thx Peter :-)
Doug Chinnery's curator insight, October 17, 2013 10:27 AM

very useful collection of information on the X Pro 1

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Great stuff from an  X Photographer 

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Fuji X-Pro1: Set-Up for Street Photography - Part I | Marco Sobrevinas

Fuji X-Pro1: Set-Up for Street Photography - Part I | Marco Sobrevinas | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

From 1981 to 2009, I used a Leica M rangefinder system continuously.   As most practitioners of the art know, the Leica M, with its simple, optical view of the world, small size and ease of pre-setting controls, made it the supreme tool for street photography. In the winter of 2014, I finally got around to looking at the Fuji X system. I was especially attracted to the X-Pro1 body. Its optical finder and interchangeable lens capability really brought me back to my old Leica M system, which I had become comfortable with, for nearly 30 years of daily use. Over this past year since I’ve owned the Fuji X-Pro1, I’ve discovered a way to set up the camera to make it work for me. This is by no means the only the way to use the X-Pro1 for street work. But it’s what I’ve figured out from using the camera on the street, over dozens of hours. With this set-up, I’ve found the X-Pro1 becomes a quick-reacting, responsive and invisible partner for me, when I’m shooting on the street. Very similar, although not identical, in the way I shot with the Leica M rangefinder. In addition, I’ll also cover the equally important set-up choices beyond the camera and lens. Namely, the shoulder strap, camera bag or pouch, and the importance of great footwear.....

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