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  1. #1
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    What's in this box?

    You know the game.... what's in it?

    I wonder....







    ......................... drumroll...



    it's a Minolta - AF 50mm F1.7!!








    Quick small test shots



    Bokeh is nice . But my only concern from my preliminary results is that it seems really soft at f/1.7 and does get better as I close in on the f3.5-f4 range but even then my Tamron 17-50/2.8 is much sharper at the same 50mm. I guess it's just for some good bokeh, smaller images (not 100%, as these are), and low light indoor situations?

    Some of my initial observations of the lens is that WOW, it's really small, especially on the camera, takes some-what decent pictures, blows the kit lens away obviously, and that it is very fast (the AF).
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    Canon 7D - 5D | 550EX - 430EX II - (2) PW FlexTT5 | 24-105 f4L | 70-200 f2.8L IS | 100 f2.8L IS | 50 f1.8 II

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
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    Congrats!

    A new addition......yea!! Looks very very clean and well kept, good for you.
    Take it outside and shoot, awesome blur. inside try something with rich colors, and or more texture, soda can is pretty flat as in not much depth, also the curved surface? also maybe something with more texture? just guesses and comments on my part I really don't know what the hell I am doing The richness and the color are what I love on mine so far, over next few days if and or when I have the time I am going to try "work" it in low light.
    O.K. Frank you need to get yours
    Sony A700_____________Minolta AF 50mm. F/1.7
    Minolta AF 70-210mm F/3.5-4.5 Tamron AF 17-50mm F/2.8 XR DiII LD Asp. [IF]
    Tamron SP AF 70-200mm. F/2.8 DI LD [IF] Macro
    Tamron AF 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di LD Macro 1:2
    Tokina AF 28-70mm F/3.5-4.5
    Tokina AF AT-X 80-400mm F/4.5-5.6
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  3. #3
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    You guys are funny. LOL Enjoy the glass ...
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

    flickr & Sdi

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