|December 22, 2016: Pickup of the Pixco Minolta MD to Nikon F Adapter (Infinity)|
December 22, 2016.
Don't you just hate it if you have an old lens that has an incompatible mount with your current camera, but can't let it go because it means something to you or it was passed down as a heritage?
So yeah, that's when adapters really come handy. The problem with Nikon SLR's is that it has a long flange distance. That's why if you would use other lenses (Konica, Minolta, Canon, Pentax, Olympus, Leica, M42, etc.), they can only focus up to 0.5 meters.
You can use adapters WITH optical glass, but the next dilemma that comes is that adding glass can degrade image quality, according to some users. The point of this article is to give you MY first impression, as the adapter was used by myself.
Today is the pickup of my Pixco Minolta MD to Nikon F Adapter (with Infinity) from the Post Office. It's the first time I used this adapter. It has an optical glass, so I was pretty nervous how the images would turn out. Since adding glass is known to have effect on image quality.
What I read is that it's okay to use an adapter with optical glass, if your lenses' maximum aperture is f/2.8 or smaller opening. Wider that f/2.8 might show some glowing, due to internal reflection.
So now on to my first impressions... there are 2 optical glass which looks high quality, with blue-violet multicoating to control flare and reflections. Does that translate to a good results? YES, it does.
Using the Minolta W.Rokkor SG 28mm f/3.5, I intentionally shot the lens toward bright light sources like the sun at its maximum aperture of f/3.5. The images remain as sharp and colors saturated. There does appear some ghosting, which can be creatively controlled.
The adapter was sturdily built, and nothing feels loose when the adapter is attached to the lens and camera.
Photo Size: JPEG Basic/Small
White Balance: Preset
Picture Profile: SD (Standard)
HDR/ADL/Flash - Off
Minolta W.Rokkor SG 28mm f/3.5
Pixco Minolta MD to Nikon F Adapter
All photos are unedited.
These closeup shots were later from home.
|In fairness, the image is still sharp even if I stacked up some filters, teleconverter and this adapter.|
I shot these photos right outside of Post Office, then walking up to Quezon Avenue/EDSA.
|Shot at f/3.5|
|Shot at f/16|
2 days later, I shot these for a motion time lapse video
|With Kenko Softon A Filter|
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