Showcase Konica 135mm f/3.5 Hexanon AR

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First pic with my Hexanon 135mm f3.5 on my EP1, not very good but trying to get used to manual focus!
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Now to resurrect an old thread!

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It was a boring day weather wise for photos, but I'm happy to see this lens, which I got for $15 shipped, is fairly good. I did apply some sharpening in LR. It's hard to get focus exactly right with this focal length on the LCD.
 

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Wow that's freaking out my eyes. I like it tho :wink:
So dbuckle, what did you do to get that effect? Lens settings or somthiin?

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To you or anyone that has used this lens and the 3.2 version. Which do you prefer and why ?
I added a edge blur action using Kubota Tools a PS plugin. I have both the 3.5 and 3.2. I use the 3.2 more often because it is a little sharper.


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Would you say this is the best of the 135s? Or is the f3.2 a better balance of sharpness and size?

Also: is there an FD or SR (or "MD", if you prefer) mount 135 that you can recommend? (I'm trying to keep my adapted lenses within as few mounts as possible. I inherited several FD lenses and plan on buying a couple more MD lenses.)
 

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Would you say this is the best of the 135s? Or is the f3.2 a better balance of sharpness and size?

Also: is there an FD or SR (or "MD", if you prefer) mount 135 that you can recommend? (I'm trying to keep my adapted lenses within as few mounts as possible. I inherited several FD lenses and plan on buying a couple more MD lenses.)
I think that everyone made a good 135mm lens and both the Minolta and FD lenses are excellent glass. I have several 135mm lenses of different brands but if I only kept one it would be the Hexanon 135mm 3.2. The 3.5 is a little smaller and gives a good image but the 3.2 is a little sharper. I wouldn't worry about lens mounts as adapters have gotten so cheap its not really an issue, I also have an OM mount that is quite small but I like the photos I get from the Konica lenses better. But then again I love all Konica glass.:smile:
 

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Also: is there an FD or SR (or "MD", if you prefer) mount 135 that you can recommend? (I'm trying to keep my adapted lenses within as few mounts as possible. I inherited several FD lenses and plan on buying a couple more MD lenses.)
Wow.. Just like me .. Sorta.. I started with Minolta MD Gear and stuck to purchasing only in that mount for a long time, so that I can still use it with my film bodies, but then I also inherited some FD glass (amazing ones) . . Well actually someone still living gave me them, and recently I purchased a great set of Konica gear for next to nothing. So I am using FD, MD and AR mount glass too.


I have a Canon FL 135mm f2.5, a Minolta MD Rokkor 135mm f2.8, a Tamron 135mmf 2.8 (MD mount) and a Vivitar 135mm f2.5 (MD mount).
I have not used the Vivitar yet really, but I feel the others all perform about the same. I have not done any detailed testing, but if there is much difference between them it's not overtly noticeable. I think you will find most 135mm 2.8 lenses of that era about the same and you will be hard pressed to find a bad performer.
I do not yet have a Hexanon 135mm which is why I was asking about it, since I am thinking of getting one. Mostly to round off my collection and so I can take out with me one set at at time with only one adapter.
 

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Would you say this is the best of the 135s? Or is the f3.2 a better balance of sharpness and size?

Also: is there an FD or SR (or "MD", if you prefer) mount 135 that you can recommend? (I'm trying to keep my adapted lenses within as few mounts as possible. I inherited several FD lenses and plan on buying a couple more MD lenses.)
Take a look at this thread comparing the 3 Konica 135 lenses (F2.5, 3.2, 3.5): http://forum.mflenses.com/konica-hexanon-ar-135mm-f3-2-t20222.html

The 3.2 is the sharpest of the bunch, but it's main benefit is its minimum focus distance of 1 meter.
 

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I wonder how the Hexanon 135mm f3.2 lens would fair being tested against the Canon 135mm f2.5 & Tamron 135mm f2.5 Close focus lenses.
 

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I have an older Hexanon f3.5 and love this lens for its light weight and image clarity. It is sharp wide open and is an amazing portrait lens.
 
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