Hexanon AR 40mm 1.8

mountaingoat

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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)
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f1.8, ISO800 pushed 1 stop
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f1.8 or 2.8, I don't remember
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f8 I think
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f4 or f5.6
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dixeyk

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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.
 

vintageslrs

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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.

Enjoy
Bob
 
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