Feedback on using Rokkor 28/2.8M on M9. Problems?
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Feedback on using Rokkor 28/2.8M on M9. Problems?

I would like to learn about your experiences with the Minolta Rokkor 28mm 2.8 on the M9. I took my Rokkor out of "retirement" yesterday, and I am trying to get a feel for using it with the M9. Has anyone observed problems? I recall from online reports on the Rokkor with film cameras that this little lens was well received, as compared with the Elmarit. I hope that being a 28mm lens, its coverage is still acceptable on an M9 to be free of strong distortion levels. My example may have a small number of white spots, but there are few, and it may be multi-coated. The serial number is written on the lens barrel and not the lens front.

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I will today again use this lens to get some images that I can inspect. If I like what I see, I may make it the main wide angle lens in the next trip.
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If you are talking about the CLE 28/2.8, don't know on the M9, but on the 240 it's one of my favorites. Small, sharp, no Italian Flag. Coded as Elmarit-M 28mm f/2.8 (IV) / 11809.
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I have a CLE lens 28/2.8. I am glad that you find it to be an excellent performer. I code it as a 28/2.8 in the M9.
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I just checked the M9 settings. It is simply "28 2,8" It does not say Leica.
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Here are some snapshots with this lens.

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Looks, good, Raid! I don't see any "italian flag" edge coloring. Just a few dirt spots on the sensor.
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Looks good to me too, Raid. It will make a good travelling companion.
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Looks, good, Raid! I don't see any "italian flag" edge coloring. Just a few dirt spots on the sensor.
Thanks, Doug. I need again to clean the sensor! Maybe I will leave the sensor alone. A few dirt spots can be taken care of with PF, as needed. The cleaning process can move dirt spots around even worse.
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Looks good to me too, Raid. It will make a good travelling companion.
Thanks, Lynn. The lens is small and light, which makes it easier to carry with me M8 and M9.
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Stopped down it is top notch, but do the OOF Areas look a bit mushy when the lens is opened up?
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I took at sunset some photos wide open with the lens. I will inspect them. I will also use the lens tomorrow wide open. Have you seen your lens give mushy looking OOF areas when used wide open?
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Stopped down it is top notch, but do the OOF Areas look a bit mushy when the lens is opened up?
This image was taken wide open at minimum distance. I included the outdoors for testing OOF rendering.

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I took more photos with the M9 and the Rokkor 28/2.8, The lens is sharp. I like it.

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Which set of frame lines does the lens bring up on a M?
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I really don't know. I just take the photos without dwelling on frame lines as I can see the results and then I make corrections.
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Which set of frame lines does the lens bring up on a M?
On the CLE 28, and on all other M's 35/135. But it can be modified.
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So I saw less, and therefore some images showed "too much".
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My Rokkor looks like new. I am glad that it is still with me. I set it aside for many years in the closet.
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