I'm not really a fan of monochrome photos with a single color object but I couldn't resist playing with the effect with this image.
Sunday, June 18, 2023
Monday, June 12, 2023
I received the Minolta MC W.ROKKOR-SI 28mm f/2.5 lens today. It's in pretty good condition except for some fungus on an interior element, This despite the eBay seller stating that it is a "Clean used lens with no fungus."
The lens is in otherwise excellent condition and my plan is to take it to Camera Works to see about having it cleaned. These lenses are very inexpensive and even if cleaning cost the same as the lens it would be worth it. There are, however, many situations where the particular element can not be cleaned and then the lens is useless. Minolta MC lenses are generally cleanable but not easily.
Here are some shots with the lens from today with some illustrations of the fungus. You can read more about lens fungus at https://high5cameras.com/all-articles/repair/what-is-lens-fungus-the-reason-why/.
Monday, June 5, 2023
I'm at a point where I can pause looking for Minolta manual focus lenses and make future decisions after using what lenses I have for a while. Here are some photos of the Minolta lenses I have picked up over the past few weeks and then my gear in the Think Tank Photo Airport Essentials.
UPDATE 6/10/23: Two more lenses of the era are coming soon. A 28mm f/2.5 and a 135mm f/2.8.