Showcase Konica 100mm f/2.8 Hexanon AR

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by verbatimium, Oct 25, 2013.

  1. verbatimium

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  2. sesser

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    As fate would have it, I just nabbed one on eBay for $80USD. Not sure if that's a good deal or not, but these shots look sharp. Looking forward to adding to this thread.
     
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    M1060068. M1060078.
     
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  9. MarylandUSA

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    Paul Franklin Stregevsky
    I'm glad to read this assessment, Michael. Over the past two months, I've bought a Hexanon 50/1.7 and four Hexanon AR telephoto prImes, including the 100mm f.2.8. I plan to test them against my competing primes, keep one winner per focal length, and sell the rest. I'm secretly hoping that Hexanons win at all four focal lengths!
     
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    Thanks. IIRC, I paid $80 for mine 6+ years ago. Maybe the best $80 lens that money can buy. :)

    I've always lusted after the Hexanon 85mm also - but back when I was actively using older MF lenses as a substitute for the lack of high-end m4/3 lenses, the 85's were pretty expensive.

    I use my Hexanon 55mm as my macro lens. The 40mm gathers dust.
     
  11. dbuckle

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    A fine lens and images. I really need one of these. Well it is Xmas.:)
     
  12. MarylandUSA

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    I bought a Hexanon AR 100/2.8 and ran some tests. Compared to my 100/2.5 Minolta MD III, the Hexanon was slightly less sharp in the center but much more sharp in the corners, at every aperture from f/2.8 through f/8. I then compared it to the highly regarded Hexanon AR 135/3.2. When I cropped regions at equal size, I could make out more detail in the images taken by the 100/2.8! This was true and every aperture, in every part of the frame.

    I've been hoping to find a 100 that would provide enough resolution that I could stop using a 135. I may have just found it. But then, this is me we're talking about, so I'll probably continue to search for a 100 or 105 that can outresolve my Hexanon 100 in the corners.
     
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