E-P2 + Hexanon 40mm f1.8 pancake lens... portraits.

Brian Mosley

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Hello everyone,

I promised to get my Hexanon 40mm f1.8 pancake lens out to try with the E-P2.

One of the images is in my PAD project for today.

I also persuaded my youngest daughter to pull away from her book for a moment to show me her eyes... unfortunately, I was fiddling around with the viewfinder too much and she will only give me a second or two :eek:

This explains the staring eyes and the overly tilting head - she's having fun with the clumsy photographer... I need more practice :rofl:

Anyhow, just to say the 40mm f1.8 is one of the most common Hexanon lenses, and should be one of the cheapest - yet amazingly sharp and very compact.

E-P2 + Hexanon 40mm f1.8
1/80s f/2.8 iso200


Cheers

Brian
 

hcarlen

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lovely portrait

You wouldn´t by any chance have a pic of the setup? I was thinking of getting the nocton 40/1,2, very compact and sharp, but a little pricey...
 

Brian Mosley

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Hi hcarlen, and welcome to the forum. :friends:

I don't have a shot of the 40mm attached to the E-P2 yet, but here it is attached to my Olympus E-400 :

View attachment 141318

I have a gallery of example captures with this lens here.

Hope that helps, the Hexanon 40mm f1.8 should be relatively easy and cheap to find.

Cheers

Brian
 

Brian Mosley

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Thanks chalkdust, 40mm @f2.8 makes a great option for head and shoulder portraits with nice soft out of focus backgrounds.

I'll keep it on and try some more.

Cheers

Brian
 

deckitout

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Nice one Brian

I am getting tempted to get something like this for portraits, where do you look for one, and what type of adapter would I need for the EP2

Thanks Phil

Hello everyone,

I promised to get my Hexanon 40mm f1.8 pancake lens out to try with the E-P2.

One of the images is in my PAD project for today.

I also persuaded my youngest daughter to pull away from her book for a moment to show me her eyes... unfortunately, I was fiddling around with the viewfinder too much and she will only give me a second or two :eek:

This explains the staring eyes and the overly tilting head - she's having fun with the clumsy photographer... I need more practice :rofl:

Anyhow, just to say the 40mm f1.8 is one of the most common Hexanon lenses, and should be one of the cheapest - yet amazingly sharp and very compact.


Cheers

Brian
 

McDuff

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konica

If anyone is in the Denver area there is a hexanon 57mm f1.4 lens on Craig's list. I don't know alot about lenses but saw a few people on this forum talking of this one. $20
 

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I am getting tempted to get something like this for portraits, where do you look for one, and what type of adapter would I need for the EP2
There are two different Konica SLR lens mounts. This is the later one, called AR. It's almost inconceivable that anybody would bring out an adapter for the earlier mount, which I think is called F. (I say "almost" rather than "completely" because unimaginable lens matings are already happening. But really, adapters for the older Konica mount won't come till we also have adapters for Petri lenses, Miranda lenses, Foca lenses, Opema lenses....) Get an adapter at Ebay; just look for "konica" and "micro four thirds".

You might get the lens from keh.com or collectiblecameras.com. Don't overlook listings for cameras, because this was among the options for a "standard" lens.
 

Brian Mosley

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If anyone is in the Denver area there is a hexanon 57mm f1.4 lens on Craig's list. I don't know alot about lenses but saw a few people on this forum talking of this one. $20
Depending on the condition, that could be a bargain!

Cheers

Brian
 

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Konica also made some great rangefinder (Leica M fit) to go with their Hexar RF.

I was lucky enough to have owned one of the Hexar RF kits that came with the superb Hexanon 50mm lens, flash unit etc - had a few issues with the body that Sony (who bought the company) attempted to sort so ended up trading it in towards my M8.

The lenses they made were really solid performers and made to a very high standard but not sure how easy they are to track down now - got to be a lot cheaper than Leica and Voigtlander though.

Ian
 

hohoho

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Konica also made some great rangefinder (Leica M fit) to go with their Hexar RF. [...] The lenses they made were really solid performers and made to a very high standard but not sure how easy they are to track down now - got to be a lot cheaper than Leica and Voigtlander though.
Decades ago, Konishiroku, as it then was, made some great LTM (screwmount) lenses for Chiyotaxes, Leotaxes, and even Leicas. (See here.) Much more recently, Konica, as it had by then become, made some great LTM lenses for the same. (See here.) Still later, Konica made the M-mount lenses you have in mind ... and perhaps also one or two you haven't heard of. The last time I looked, all these lenses cost a fair amount more than did the near-equivalent Cosina "Voigtländer" lenses. Actually the old Konishiroku lenses (like the old Fuji LTM lenses) cost more than did the near-equivalent Leitz lenses of the time.

Any of the lenses above might cost you more than the price of an old Konica RF camera (this part is cheap), plus a conversion by Mr Miyazaki via Japan Exposures.
 

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Brian,
I just won an auction on eBay for the
40 1.8 AR. I paid $38.00 USD in mint condition.
What adapter do I need?
Kind regards...
Shooter
 

Streetshooter

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Brian,
Thanks for the advice. I bought an adapter to m4/3 for $49.00 from NY.
should be nice and the price fo an 80 1.8...
Unbelievable! it should be nice on the G1.

Please don't post any more images like ya did...I get in trouble cause I have no resistance.
 

thearne3

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Don,

I think you'll really enjoy the Hex 40mm. I credit Brian for introducing me to the Hexanon lenses last summer. Really good value. I have the 57 1.4, the 40, the 135 f3.2 and the 200 f4. The last is for sale - don't use it as much as I thought I would, compared to the 135.

Enjoy!
 

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I find the 40mm to be a little soft wide open and lacking contrast, but sharp @ 2.8. One major annoyance I have is that the aperture cannot be set to at f2.2 (or anything in between 1.8 & 2.8) but I guess the size makes up for it!
 

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I missed snafooing a very good example of that lens on eBay last night while outside... taking pictures of course. Really miffed.

Bokeh Diem
 
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