Developing in July
Summer 2018 photography season has started. Website updates will be slow for the next several weeks. Many product prototypes in various stages of development.
Products and services in development (in order of priority)
Rokkorcam - a new film camera system taking 45 mm wide 16:9 aspect ratio images on standard 135 film
Optical film scanning workbench
Pentax-110 m4/3 adapter with fixed iris
M42 thread mount conversion for Minolta MC Rokkor-PF 58 f1.4
M42 thread mount and Konica AR mount conversion for several Minolta Rokkor lenses
Service and restoration for Minolta MD zoom lenses
Minolta-Konica conversion for MD 35-70 f3.5 Macro zoom
Adapter for using Minolta MD 35-70 f3.5 Macro zoom lens with Canon EOS cameras
Restoration of Minolta MC W.Rokkor-SI 28 f2.5 wide angle lens
Manual aperture modification for Vivitar 35ES (Revue 400 SE) pocket rangefinder enabling battery free operation
Fixing Tokina RMC 28 f2.8 stuck iris
Best from previous seasons (winter 2013-2014) - MC W.Rokkor-HH 35 f1.8 scanned with 5D (film)..
Making slides from color negative..
Adapting 5D (digital)..
Best from last season (summer 2017) - Red dawn with Hexanon AR 40 f1.8 (film)..
Lens test - Pentax Super-Multi-Coated Takumar 28 f3.5 versus Minolta MC W.Rokkor-SI 28 f2.5 (film)..
Best from this season (winter 2017-2018) - Minolta-Konica sample image (film)..
Best from this season (winter 2017-2018) - Hibernating boat with MC Tele Rokkor-PF 100 f2.5 (film)..
Support Film color grading tutorial - adjust shadow saturation..
Minolta MC Tele Rokkor-PF 100 f2.5 - Lens technical data and sample film image..
What others shoot - Primotar (flickr)..
Best from last season (summer 2017) - Bird in sunrise with Hexanon AR 40 f1.8 (film)..
Best from last season (summer 2017) - Easy to adapt Tokina RMC 28 f2.8 wide angle lens (digital)..
Best from last season (summer 2017) - Serviced Tokina RMC 28 f2.8 on Canon 5D full frame (digital)..
Best from last season (summer 2017) - Bad sky day with Vivitar 35ES pocket rangefinder (film)..
Best from previous seasons (summer 2016) - Spontaneous photography with Vivitar 35ES pocket rangefinder (film)..
Best from previous seasons (summer 2016) - Action photography with a manual tele lens (film)..
What is Rokkorlab
Rokkorlab is a not-for-profit 3rd sector association for development of photographic and other fine mechanical products and services. A new product or service is first invented and proposed. If there was demand for the product, resources could be pooled to develop prototypes. Finished products could be manufactured on demand and made available to contributing developers. Suitable products could become available for buyers.
3rd sector means independent - the association is not tied to a commercial or other entity. Ideas flow freely. Several technology platforms are in development for prototyping and manufacturing
Are you a developer
Developers often struggle to find the necessary support to create entirely new or improved products. First there must exist an idea. But what then? How to begin to push the idea into a real useful item? This is where a developers' association could enter the picture.
If interested in products or product development, please use contact information