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MC 58mm f1.2 PG for my X Pro-1: Just bought one today!
Old 12-30-2013   #1
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MC 58mm f1.2 PG for my X Pro-1: Just bought one today!

Well, I took the plunge on a Minolta MC 58mm f1.2 Rokkor PG for my X Pro-1. I plan to use it with a Metabones Speed Booster to get the full frame "look" and to take advantage of the creamy bokeh this lens can offer. I do have a Noctilux but I cannot get a full frame look unless I buy the A7R. Problem is I love my Fuji X Pro-1 and am not in the mood to blow extra money, especially when we all know there will be new full frame products coming in the future, and despite denials, I am sure Fuji will give us a full frame X Pro model. So I thought, what the heck, give the Minolta a shot. I am no stranger to Minolta in that when I first started photography in 1980, my first setup was an X700, a 50mm, and a 24mm. In fact, my X700 was used for my masters thesis work at Pratt Institute from 1989-1991. After that I started using Leica (M6, and then M8 years later). So I would love to hear from any of you who have the MC 58mm f1.2 PG and use it on any Fuji X series camera. Share your words and photos!
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Old 12-30-2013   #2
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I have one, but I do not want to use any digital camera. The lens is interesting wide open, and really nice by f 2.0. It focuses correctly on Minolta XD7 bodies.

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201211501 by mfogiel, on Flickr

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Old 12-30-2013   #3
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I also own the MC 58mm F1.2 Rokkor and I love it. Use it with film (mostly) but also a bit with my Nex3's. It's a great lens with film or digital.

Here is a Flikr forum dedicated to the 58mm F1.2 MC:
http://www.flickr.com/groups/[email protected]/
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My new (old) 58mm f1.2 Rokkor for my X Pro-1
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My new (old) 58mm f1.2 Rokkor for my X Pro-1

Here is a pic of the 58mm Rokkor 1.2 I won on Ebay. Sr # 2002452 and Rokkor is spelled Rokko R with a space. An early production number according to the seller. This was used by Minolta to check focus on SLR bodies in Miami Fla. Aperture blades may need a clean, but glass looks clear and focus is smooth according to seller. $340 USD. My Christmas present to myself!
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Old 01-03-2014   #5
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Rokkor glass gives lovely images on the X bodies. And you have great choices for adapters: cheapie no-glass adapters that'll give you a great 85/1.2 portrait lens, or the Speed Booster types that give you a super fast, full frame focal length 58/1.0 'noctilux'!
I may follow your lead and look around for one of these as well. :-)
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Actually, I believe a f1.2 should be a f0.95 on via speedbooster. I get a full stop better on my Nikon 50f1.4.

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Actually, I believe a f1.2 should be a f0.95 on via speedbooster. I get a full stop better on my Nikon 50f1.4.

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Old 01-04-2014   #8
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Lovely lens, I have been using mine on Sony NEX 7 and 6 and now on A7 with lovely results.
This lens do deserve pictures thread in mirrorless section no matter if used with Fujifilm, Sony, Samsung or other..
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Wow!
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Wow!

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Actually, I believe a f1.2 should be a f0.95 on via speedbooster. I get a full stop better on my Nikon 50f1.4.

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It is amazing we have these new tools today where we do not have to spend thousands to get the results we want! F 0.95 is amazing! Now i have the less expensive Chinese made speed booster which I will test later today when the lens comes in the mail. If the Metabones version is significantly better, maybe I will get one. Would be nice to see the Minolta 58mm f1.2 with the Metabones Speed Booster images with 100% crops for detail.
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$340 is a bargain price for that lens. If your 58mm MC F1.2 blades are really oily, I would recommend Greg Stelz (he is in Durango, Colorado). He did a great job cleaning and rebuilding my 58mm MC F1.2, which had been dropped at some point. He charges $90 to -completely- disassemble, lubricate, and calibrate any MC Rokkor lens. Highly recommended, he's my main Minolta technician now.
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It is amazing we have these new tools today where we do not have to spend thousands to get the results we want! F 0.95 is amazing! Now i have the less expensive Chinese made speed booster which I will test later today when the lens comes in the mail. If the Metabones version is significantly better, maybe I will get one. Would be nice to see the Minolta 58mm f1.2 with the Metabones Speed Booster images with 100% crops for detail.
Just an FYI then..

This blog site has review of both the 'lens turbo' and the speedbooster.

http://admiringlight.com/blog/review...-fd-to-fuji-x/

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Well, I am impressed. Not bad for an old Minolta 58mm f1.2 and the lens turbo!
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be interested to see some results with a speed booster.

a shot with my newly acquired copy.

Minolta MC ROKKOR 58mm PG 1.2, F1.2 1/450 ISO 400.

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