Sunday, May 15, 2011

NEX with Minolta 90mm Rokkor-M Lens Test

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Sony NEX-5 with Minolta 90mm Rokkor-M Lens



Here is a quick lens test of the Minolta 90mm f/4 Rokkor-M on the Sony NEX-5. In 1981 Minolta announced the Minolta CLE, the most advance Leica-M camera until the release of the Leica M7 in 2001. Minolta updated the Leica 90mm Elmar-C to produce the 90mm Rokkor-M for the CLE.

The 90mm Rokkor-M is very light and small for a telephoto lens which is perfect for the Sony NEX system. The lens is mounted to the NEX using a Leica M to E-mount lens adapter. The lens produces an equivalent field of view of 135mm when used with the NEX's APS-C sensor. This makes for a capable portrait lens.

The samples below are JPGs straight from the camera with very minor tweaks and resized before posting.


The Sony NEX-5 was placed on a table and a remote trigger was used to avoid shaking. The ISO was set at 200 and Aperture Priority mode was used.

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Image 1. Minolta 90mm Rokkor-M at f/4.


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Image 2. 100% Crop of Image 1 Lower Left.


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Image 3. 100% Crop of Image 1 Focus Point.


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Image 4. 100% Crop of Image 1 Right Center.



Handheld shots with Shutter Priority at 1/250.
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Image 5. NEX ISO 1250 and Minolta 90mm Rokkor-M at f/4.


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Image 6. NEX ISO 800 and Minolta 90mm Rokkor-M at f/4.


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Image 7. NEX ISO 400 and Minolta 90mm Rokkor-M at f/4.



Here is the Freedom Tower being built on the former site of the World Trade Center Towers.
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Image 8. NEX ISO 200 and Minolta 90mm Rokkor-M at f/5.6 .


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Image 9. NEX ISO 200 and Minolta 90mm Rokkor-M at f/4.

2 comments:

  1. What is the equivalente magnification (not zoom!) of this lens on the nex5?

    Thanks!
    Edgar

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  2. Due to the large minimum focus distance of 1m the magnification or reproduction ratio is poor. I cannot find the exact number.

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