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Old 02-09-2019   #681
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I got my 85mm 1.7 MD new, in 1983, so I have the dedicated hood that came with it. I had wanted an 85 for awhile and it has been my favorite lens the whole time I've had it. I think it was discontinued soon after that, replaced by the much more compact 85mm 2.0.

Though it doesn't carry the designation in the name, it is a PF lens (5 groups/6 elements), probably the same as previous versions.

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Old 02-10-2019   #682
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Old 02-11-2019   #683
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Old 02-11-2019   #684
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https://www.ebay.com/itm/PRE-CUT-LIG...53.m1438.l2649

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I'm inquiring with these folks (I buy their sheets of foam) to get longer lengths, or a kit, for my 250 exposure Minolta SR-M. See they already sell kits for the Nikon and Canon 250 backs. This particular back was bought by me new in the box, never used. Quite a find! Now to get it CLA'ed...........
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Ok they don't have longer pieces of foam, but this is how they refoamed a Nikon 250 Exposure Back. My Minolta SR-M unit would be about the same procedure. I already have their foam, it comes in three different thicknesses. Great stuff BTW and only $6.50 for a large sheet. So I will re-do my SR-M back in this same way. I cut it on my Roto Trimmer which does a very precise job. You can also cut it with a ruler and a razor blade, but the roto trimmer is easier to do.
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Beautiful kit, Will! I would love to have a black-body SR-T, and that one appears to be in incredibly like-new condition. My favorite lens is the 85mm 1.7, which looks like it must share a casing with the 58mm 1.2.

Regarding the location of Tall's Camera in Seattle (from your previous post), I don't remember the address. It was in downtown Seattle. I made my order by phone and the camera was mailed to me.


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Thanks guys! The old 85/1.7 and 58/1.2 definitely look like siblings. I would love to try the 85 someday.

Cool story about your order from Tall's, Murray.
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Johnny Depp will be portraying W. Eugene Smith in the upcoming film "Minamata". I finally found a good copy years ago and have recently reread this masterpiece of photojournalism.

Corporate Goons smashed all of Smith's cameras, then picked him up and threw him headlong against a concrete wall. The Chairman of Minolta presented Smith with a complete set of SRTs and lenses, in regards to this incident, so he could continue his work.

Looking forward to seeing this film. And Good on Minolta!

See the article here:
https://kosmofoto.com/2019/02/johnny...C3l3L1m1D0XTNc

Johnny is packin' a black SRT-101

Thanks for the link! I'm really looking forward to this movie. I was recently living in south Kyushu, and came to know a little more about the Minamata area and the plight of the survivors still living with the disease.
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I cut it on my Roto Trimmer which does a very precise job. You can also cut it with a ruler and a razor blade, but the roto trimmer is easier to do.
Can someone please tell me more about this Roto Trimmer?
I googled it, but all I found was links to fingernail trimmers.
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I have this one in my darkroom.
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Thanks for the link.
I was searching for Roto Trimmer, but it's Rotatrim.
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A couple of performing artists I've photographed with various SRT101s over the last few months.

SRT101; 58mm MC Rokkor f/1.4; HP5 Plus @ EI 3200.



SRT-101; 135mm MC Rokkor f/2.8; Kodak Tri-X @ EI 3200.
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I just bought one of these on the internet. A NEW handgrip custom made for Minolta SRTs. Imagine That! I like it so far.
$21 plus $4 shipping, 3D printed.

https://www.cameradactyl.com/buttergrip/minoltasrt

WOW! He even has these in glow in the dark, and color changing!
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A couple of performing artists I've photographed with various SRT101s over the last few months.

SRT101; 58mm MC Rokkor f/1.4; HP5 Plus @ EI 3200.



SRT-101; 135mm MC Rokkor f/2.8; Kodak Tri-X @ EI 3200.

Excellent SRT photos Brett!
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A couple of performing artists I've photographed with various SRT101s over the last few months.

SRT101; 58mm MC Rokkor f/1.4; HP5 Plus @ EI 3200.
SRT-101; 135mm MC Rokkor f/2.8; Kodak Tri-X @ EI 3200.
Wow these are excellent. How did you meter? Average reading or spot for the highlights? I always wonder with subjects like this and people say "at ISO 4762", that could mean a lot of different things depending on how it was metered.
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Excellent SRT photos Brett!
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Wow these are excellent. How did you meter? Average reading or spot for the highlights? I always wonder with subjects like this and people say "at ISO 4762", that could mean a lot of different things depending on how it was metered.
Thanks, appreciated. And I agree with you that without some sort of context of how an exposure index was determined, a bare number is not very instructive.

In the case of the top image, I had a spot meter with me and would have taken a shadow reading.

With the other image, I was travelling light and did not have a spot meter. I would have used the SRTs built in meter to take a light reading as best I could. I was using a 58mm Rokkor for that event, but fitting the 135mm MC Rokkor to the 101 narrows angle of view enabling me to be more selective about where I took a reading from, than with the faster, but wider, 58mm. Alternatively I have metered using 35mm Canon EOS with the "partial" metering option and a short tele zoom. I'll elaborate a little more later in my morning, but, thanks again.

Some more detail:
I normally meter with a Minolta incident light meter for general photography, but since it is not usually possible to get onto a stage and take a reading near the subject, incident readings won't usually be an option! Hence some sort of reflective metering method is needed. A spot meter can make life a bit easier, but as mentioned above a TTL camera fitted with a longer focal length will also help you to be more specific than with a normal lens.

The HP5 Plus used for the top image was rated at EI 3200 and I processed it in HC-110 Dilution B for 22 minutes at 20C/68F. The Tri-X I also rated at 3200 and developed in Ilford ID-11 diluted 1 + 1 for 16 minutes at 20C/68F.
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A couple of months ago I had John Tillerington do a CLA on my SR-1s. John did a great job and very affordable. I got the body for the price of a Leica lens cap. The SR-1s is one of the prettiest cameras I have ever seen.
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This is a new addition to my Minolta collection since I last visited this thread:


Yours must be pretty darn deep! There were a couple of those on shop-goodwill a few days ago. One went for $301. A bit rich for me.

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Yours must be pretty darn deep! There were a couple of those on shop-goodwill a few days ago. One went for $301. A bit rich for me.

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I lucked out with this 58mm f1.2 Rokkor, AKA Hawkeye Rokkor. It was attached to an SRT on a Yahoo Auction and was a total gamble. Turned out to be a very clean copy, and came with the hard to find D55NC hood. The body was also a gamble, and required an overhaul to fix the mirror which was stuck in the up position. The repair guy said this was a common problem with the MLU bodies because people would forget the mirror was manually locked up and try to push it down with their finger, fouling the mechanism. Fortunately he had the replacement part.

Anyway, this combo is a real joy to shoot.
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The D55NC hood for the 58mm F1.2 is nearly impossible to find and goes for BIG bucks with the Minolta SRT collectors. I would love to find one.

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The D55NC hood for the 58mm F1.2 is nearly impossible to find and goes for BIG bucks with the Minolta SRT collectors. I would love to find one.

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Thanks! I didn’t realize what I had till I saw one go for quite a bit on auction!
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Just received a 28mm f3.5 MC Rokkor, clear glass and smooth focus for the price of a filter. Got to love the Rokkor lenses, very affordable and high quality. I will be using it on my SR-1S.
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I'm back.......... Starting to darkroom print. Have a huge backlog.

Minolta SRT101, 85mm F1.7 MC Rokkor, XX in ADOX Borax MQ

Printed on Photographics RC VC in Multigrade developer Omegalite head
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Overflowing 16 Mile Creek in Oakville Harbour. Shot two weeks ago.
Camera: Minolta SRT 200, MC Rokkor X 28 f2.8 lens.
Film: Kodak Max 400.

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Outdated XX Borax MQ Aristo #2 RC Multigrade dev by Nokton48, on Flickr

Testing my Minolta XK, before it went to Essex (camera came back right before Katrina hit!) 85mm F1.7 MC Rokkor ADOX Borax MQ
Aristo #2 matte RC Multigrade developer. Modern Enlarging System blue LED Mod 2 head


Taken on some XX no doubt OLD; Dichroic fog level fairly high. With short ends you take what you can get. The dichroic fog does jack with the print contrast. Can't get real DMax out of it, but usuable This was shot in full key sun around the corner from Midwest Photo Exchange, when they were still on High St
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Darkroom print 4 XX ADOX Borax SRT101 21mm f4 by Nokton48, on Flickr

Testing the 21mm F4 MC Rokkor. This is the one with the external viewfinder. I LIKE this lens!
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Rubinos old XX ADOX Aristo 2 SRT 85 1.7 by Nokton48, on Flickr

Walk in woods old XX ADOX Aristo 2 Multigrade by Nokton48, on Flickr

Front Yard Roto old XX ADOX Arista 2 Multigrade by Nokton48, on Flickr
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Testing the 21mm F4 MC Rokkor. This is the one with the external viewfinder. I LIKE this lens!
A good reason to have an early-ish 101, Super, 303, XK etc, as you would need the MLU to use that lens. Looks like a keeper!
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The spectacular 21mm F4 Minolta MC Rokkor with required finder. This lens replaced my spendy 19mm F3.5 Canon and I don't miss it
Ready for shooting. Notice the 20mm F2.8 MD lenshood (the only one that fits this one in the Minolta line), as well as the Rokkor filter, TomA softie and hair tie (my own creation). Also in the back is a card with notes I got from TomA regarding exposure using 5222XX. SO NO METER, who cares?

Very liberating and stealthy. And cheap to build

If I drop this and break it, it can all be replaced.
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