Huge Difference..

scottgreat

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Just curious between KONICA HEXANON 57mm f/1.2 and KONICA HEXANON 57mm f/1.4 why their price gap is so huge... :eek:
 

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The light passed through the F1.2 is actually 36% more than through the F1.4 because it's to the second power. In this case it is 1.4 x 1.4 / 1.2 x 1.2 = 1.36. Optically this is not easy to do; hence a bigger, heavier lens.

I had a Voigtlander 35mm F1.2 for a while on a Leica M8 and while fun it was big , heavy, and blocked the viewfinder.
 

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wonder if this lens needs to modify to suit E-P2? or just adding a adapter... ?
 

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Often, what appears to be an insignificant increase in f stop (ie wider), makes for a significant increases in optical complexity, to maintain image quality wide open. In many technical endeavours, it's often the additional 1%, or less, improvement that becomes the real struggling point. Manufacturers could make f1 lenses (in this case of 35mm format) at relatively low cost, but they'd generally be absolute dogs when it came to image quality.

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which means that the lens still usable without modifications? :confused:
The nice thing about these cameras is the short flange distance, which means you can adapt just about any lens ever invented to work with it. There are adapters for Konica AR mounts out there you can use with the AR 57 lenses.
 

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thanks... this is all i want to know. Don't want to get a lens that still need to make a big fuss of it...
 

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That's right Scott, you can use any of the Hexanon AR fit lenses without modification... you just need the Konica AR to m4/3rds adapter.

I'd recommend the 40mm f1.8 for a cheap, fast, sharp, compact start... 50mm f1.7, 57mm f1.4 or if you can find one 57mm f1.2 and 135mm f3.2 or 135mm f2.5

Cheers

Brian
 

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Hi Scott. Pete is a very fine amateur photographer who is also very skilled at making mechanical modifications. He is a regular contributer at Olympus UK E-System User Group

The reason he had to modify his Konica Hexanons was because they were for use on a regular Four Thirds camera. No such worries with :43:, you just attatch the lens to the camera via an easily available adapter. :smile:
 

Brian Mosley

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Peter is a good guy :friends:... I use his technique to adapt my Hexanon lenses - so they can be used on 4/3rds without adapter, and m4/3rds with the 4/3rds to m4/3rds adapter :2thumbs:

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That's right Scott, you can use any of the Hexanon AR fit lenses without modification... you just need the Konica AR to m4/3rds adapter.

I'd recommend the 40mm f1.8 for a cheap, fast, sharp, compact start... 50mm f1.7, 57mm f1.4 or if you can find one 57mm f1.2 and 135mm f3.2 or 135mm f2.5

Cheers

Brian
Hi, I'm new to the adapted lens idea, and it looks great fun! However I'm a bit confused by all of the different options. Are any of the Konica lens you list above suitable for Macro? If not can you recommend any? I'm using a G1.

Many Thanks!!:smile:
 

jambaj0e

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That's right Scott, you can use any of the Hexanon AR fit lenses without modification... you just need the Konica AR to m4/3rds adapter.

I'd recommend the 40mm f1.8 for a cheap, fast, sharp, compact start... 50mm f1.7, 57mm f1.4 or if you can find one 57mm f1.2 and 135mm f3.2 or 135mm f2.5

Cheers

Brian

Hey Brian,
I'm offered a choice of either the 40mm f1.8, 50mm f1.7 or the 57mm f1.4

I like to do portrait/model photography, nature shots, closeups, and urban street shots. Which one is the best for me?
 

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Just to point out the differences:

Nikon 50mm f/1.8: $120 street price, 157.1g
Nikon 50mm f/1.4: $330 street price, 229.1g
Nikon 50mm f/1.2: $700 street price, manual focus, so lower weight than the above two in the same lens, weight 381.0g.
 
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