Showcase Konica 135mm f/2.5 Hexanon AR

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by verbatimium, Oct 1, 2013.

  1. verbatimium

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    Martin
    The 135mm f2.5 is suppose to not be as sharp as the 135mm f3.2 or the 135mm f3.5, but in my hands, I can't really tell. Anyway, this is my favorite out of all three and noticed that there was no dedicated thread for it so I figured I would start one.

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    I don't think Konica ever produced a bad lens, they are very good. Nice image.
     
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    verbatimium Mu-43 Veteran

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    Martin
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  6. MarylandUSA

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    Paul Franklin Stregevsky
    My shots with the 135/2.5 haven't been nearly as satisfying. In part, it's because my only body is a Panasonic G3, whose body is not stabilized and whose viewfinder is coarse and devoid of focus peaking. And in part, it's that I suck. Here are my out-of-the-camera JPGs. Also, I've decided that its size is not for me. I'll probably be selling it soon on this forum.

    At f/2.5 (tripod); 1/160th, ISO 160: View attachment 527980 (fixed the link)
    135-2.5_Konica_Hexanon_AR_at_f2.5.JPG 135-2.5_Konica_Hexanon_AR_at_f2.8.JPG
    At f/2.8 (tripod); 1/160th, ISO 160:
     
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    34029537575_09dcc7c195_b. Canada Goose
    by Dave Buckle, on Flickr
    I avoided buying this lens for many years because I had heard it was not as sharp as the 3.2. I found one at Burlington Camera in mint condition, I gave in and got it. I find it an easy lens to manually focus and like the amount of keepers I get with it.
     
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