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Hexanon AR 40mm 1.8

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by mountaingoat, Dec 17, 2010.

  1. mountaingoat

    mountaingoat Mu-43 Rookie

    Dec 11, 2010
    New York City
    I received the little guy yesterday and took some test shots last night and today. This will be used mostly as a portrait lens on the GF1 at wide apertures. I found the wide open performance acceptable and very sharp stopped down. Contrast, however, needs some tweaks at post. I think a hood is mandatory for this lens. It is extremely prone to flare.

    First, my usual lens test model (f1.8, ISO640 pushed 1 stop)
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/spicyoldginger/5267351395/" title="Konica Hexanon AR 40mm f1.8 @ f1.8, ISO640 pushed 1 stop by SpicyOldGinger, on Flickr"> 5267351395_30967969c9. "500" height="333" alt="Konica Hexanon AR 40mm f1.8 @ f1.8, ISO640 pushed 1 stop" /></a>

    f1.8, ISO800 pushed 1 stop
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/spicyoldginger/5269636263/" title="_1020015 by SpicyOldGinger, on Flickr"> 5269636263_1587d220b1. "500" height="333" alt="_1020015" /></a>

    f1.8 or 2.8, I don't remember
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/spicyoldginger/5269635811/" title="_1010994 by SpicyOldGinger, on Flickr"> 5269635811_e866028dbf. "500" height="333" alt="_1010994" /></a>

    f8 I think
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/spicyoldginger/5269636071/" title="_1010997 by SpicyOldGinger, on Flickr"> 5269636071_125ba50885. "500" height="333" alt="_1010997" /></a>

    f4 or f5.6
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/spicyoldginger/5270244286/" title="_1010995 by SpicyOldGinger, on Flickr"> 5270244286_0e1a37991a. "333" height="500" alt="_1010995" /></a>
  2. dixeyk

    dixeyk Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 9, 2010
    Greg Weber has new in box round metal hoods (Konica brand) that work great with that lens. I have one on my Olympus 40 (with an adapter) and am ordering one for my Konica 50/1.4 and 24/2.8. As I recall they are about $10 each.

    Really nice.
  3. mountaingoat

    mountaingoat Mu-43 Rookie

    Dec 11, 2010
    New York City
    Sounds good. Where can I order one?
  4. vintageslrs

    vintageslrs Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 13, 2010
    That is an extremely fine lens.
    I have used them for many,many years.
    And with film SLR's I never had any flare problems
    with them.

  5. dixeyk

    dixeyk Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 9, 2010
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