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Minolta 75mm E Rokkor on Minolta Zealox bellows on Nex 5
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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 3:14 pm    Post subject: Minolta 75mm E Rokkor on Minolta Zealox bellows on Nex 5 Reply with quote

Finally my M39 to Minolta SR mount adapter arrived in the mail today...
...this is the final piece in what has been quite a long acquisition period to get this little kit together.
First I acquired my Minolta 75mm f4.5 E Rokkor lens before christmas in what I thought was pristine condition, but after close inspection today it is actually quite hazy and will need to be taken in for a clean. I can't have been very thorough checking that upon arrival all those months ago.
Next, after much searching I manage to track down this Minolta Zealox bellows. Great I thought, now I can shoot some great macro work. But alas my E rokkor lens was in a screw mount.
I must confess I forgot whether it was m42 or m39, so after a few different attempts I finally ordered the right adapter and it arrived this afternoon. So of course I strapped it on my Nex5 and ran outside for a quick snap.
It was quite late and the light was fading fast so please excuse the high iso.

Here is my little rig, I shot the first few shots free hand after much difficulty I went to fetch my el'cheapo tri-pod. Very Happy

These first few are free hand, quite difficult actually, good challenge.

I used my stand for these, still quite hit and miss, just due to hand movement, will have to invest in a remote in the future.

I look forward to getting the lens cleaned and getting a bit more practice in with a few more interesting subjects in the future. Very Happy

PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks better than decent!


PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers, yes I'm looking forward to finding some more interesting subject matter. It will also be good to get this lens a nice clean, that should definitely help to sharpen things up a bit more. Very Happy

PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 11:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also am looking to shoot this rig with much more light. As I had to shoot these wide open and was still struggling in the fading light, thus the thin depth of field. I think if I can work with much more light, I will be able to stop it down a few clicks and get a larger field of view. All things to try. Very Happy