Showcase Konica 135mm f/3.2 Hexanon AR

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by chefkenny, Apr 17, 2010.

  1. chefkenny

    chefkenny Mu-43 Regular

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    Mar 10, 2010
    Florida
    Finally went to the zoo this morning and take some shots.
     

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  2. OzRay

    OzRay Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 29, 2010
    South Gippsland, Australia
    Ray, not Oz
    I see that you've got those big red rats over there as well. :biggrin:

    Cheers

    Ray
     
  3. Rich M

    Rich M Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 2, 2010
    Nice pics......and nice separation and bokeh on pic #5 (2nd bird shot).

    Those Hex's are sleepers.....
     
  4. cosinaphile

    cosinaphile Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 26, 2009
    new york city
    konica glass is superb
     
  5. chefkenny

    chefkenny Mu-43 Regular

    61
    Mar 10, 2010
    Florida
    Here are 2 more bird shots:
     

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  6. dbuckle

    dbuckle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Nice Zoo shots. I just got an adapter from Hong Kong that will lock this lens. My rainbow one did not quite lock on.
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  7. fin azvandi

    fin azvandi Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 12, 2011
    South Bend, IN
    My used lens just arrived in the mail today so I went out for a walk. It's a little tricky to hold steady while focusing just using the zoom on the E-PL1 rear LCD, but not too bad. Here's a couple of shots after a little PP in Aperture. The first one was shot at about the minimum focusing distance (~3ft).

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  8. JoelSutherland

    JoelSutherland Mu-43 Rookie

    12
    Dec 6, 2010
    Wow

    I just got this lens in the mail this week. It has far surpassed my expectations in terms of sharpness. Easily the best lens value I've had so far. I'll post photos later this weekend when I get back home.
     
  9. MajorMagee

    MajorMagee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 24, 2011
    Dayton, OH
    I've been bidding to get one of these for weeks now with no success. I could get one if I was willing to overpay, but for now I'll just keep being patient.
     
  10. JoelSutherland

    JoelSutherland Mu-43 Rookie

    12
    Dec 6, 2010
    Overpaying

    I probably overpaid market price at ~$53 shipped, but it came with the original box and case and had a nice filter.

    That said, it's worth overpaying market a little for this lens...it's a lot of fun and surprisingly compact.
     
  11. MajorMagee

    MajorMagee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 24, 2011
    Dayton, OH
    It took me a while to find a reasonably priced copy of this lens last year, but it was worth the wait.

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    E-PL2 with Konica 135mm f 3.2 at f5.6, 1/100 sec, ISO 500

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    E-PL2 with Konica 135mm f3.2 at f8, 1/800 sec, ISO 200
     
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  12. petronius

    petronius Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 6, 2011
    Mounted to a G1; f8:

    P1170680.
     
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  13. eno789

    eno789 Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 5, 2010
    Bay Area, California
    Brian
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  14. fin azvandi

    fin azvandi Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 12, 2011
    South Bend, IN
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  15. fin azvandi

    fin azvandi Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 12, 2011
    South Bend, IN
  16. dbuckle

    dbuckle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

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  17. Uwharrie

    Uwharrie Mu-43 Veteran

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    May 10, 2012
    North Carolina
    Lynne Ezzell
    I think I am going to really like mine if I can ever figure out how to get it to lock onto the adapter. I almost used duct tape on it yesterday! If anyone has suggestions please share. I am using a cheap Chinese adapter, my other Konica ( a 40mm) works just find on the same adapter.
     
  18. dbuckle

    dbuckle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    I had that problem with a Rainbow adapter. Some lenses, the 40 and 50mm Konicas it worked great others including this lens it would not lock. I got another adapter from a different company and it locked on without any problem.
     
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  19. Uwharrie

    Uwharrie Mu-43 Veteran

    239
    May 10, 2012
    North Carolina
    Lynne Ezzell
    Thanks! Can you share what adapter you have and where you found it?

     
  20. dbuckle

    dbuckle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    I just looked on ebay for the best deal and ordered it. Sorry I don't remember who it was.