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Backyard Konica 40mm

Discussion in 'Black and White' started by JoeG, May 24, 2010.

  1. JoeG

    JoeG Mu-43 Regular

    I've been trying out my adapted Konica lens and thought I'd try a couple of black and white shots. I've clearly got a long way to go to catch rst.

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  2. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    We all have a way to go to catch him...but your well on your way....
    The 40 is a knock out ain't it....?
     
  3. JoeG

    JoeG Mu-43 Regular

    I love the lens. Always have. I had to buy a new copy; my son lost the one I lent him about twenty years ago.

    I'm slowly learning to manual focus again. Not there yet. My eyes (and flexibility) are the problem. I think for flower close ups I'm going to have to go to a tripod and the back screen, magnified, for focus. The blurriness here is me, not the lens. But perhaps it adds a nostalgic touch too.

    I probably shouldn't mention it on this B+W forum, but the Konica does terrific colors too.
     
  4. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    Joe....the Color word....don't let this get out....
    I love the color from my Konica glass......
    did I say that.....?
     
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  5. andyw

    andyw Mu-43 Veteran

    410
    Jan 27, 2010
    Surrey. UK
    Here is a pic of some flowers that i took when i had the konica 40mm f1.8 lens. I sold it because i sold the Gf1 not knowing that i would then get the amazing E-P1.

    Tis a fine lens!
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  6. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    Andy,
    You sold your 40.....? Oh my....I just don't know what to think about the world anymore......
     
  7. JoeG

    JoeG Mu-43 Regular

    Andy,

    I remember your flower shot from another forum post. Amazing!

    Wish I'd been around to buy your GF1. I love the looks and heft of that camera, but for me the G1 seems better suited. I can't imagine getting another camera without an articulated screen.
     
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  8. rst

    rst Mu-43 Regular

    109
    Jan 25, 2010
    Germany
    Hmmm, that Konica seems to be a nice lens. I am looking for something fast in that range as my Nikkor 1.4/50mm produces lots of CAs.

    Thanks for sharing
    Ruediger
     
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  9. andyw

    andyw Mu-43 Veteran

    410
    Jan 27, 2010
    Surrey. UK
    Don't panic as i'm after another one! I have bought another adapter and have my eye on a lens on the bay of e!
     
  10. andyw

    andyw Mu-43 Veteran

    410
    Jan 27, 2010
    Surrey. UK
    Thanks Joe

    The 40mm on the GF1 was a perfect focal length and i really enjoyed it so i'm hoping for more of the same with the E-P1.

    Although i really really don't need a G1 i do keep looking at them as they are SO cheap! I may buy a body and see what it's like. It looks like a bigger GF1 with viewfinder! If the IQ is the same then i think it could be an awesome camera but i already have a Canon 450d and the Oly E-P1 which i love to bits. I also have an Olympus Trip 35 and Olympus OM-2. How many cameras do i need? :biggrin:

    Still want a G1 though!:smile:
     
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