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Showcase Konica 135mm f/3.5 Hexanon AR

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by dbuckle, Dec 4, 2010.

  1. Christilou

    Christilou Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Feb 25, 2010
    Camberley, Surrey
    This is nice too. Lovely colours :) 
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  2. chrism_scotland

    chrism_scotland Mu-43 Veteran

    Jun 1, 2011
    Edinburgh, Scotland
    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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  3. agentlossing

    agentlossing Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jun 26, 2013
    Andrew Lossing
    *uses Phoenix Down*

    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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  4. RDM

    RDM Mu-43 All-Pro

  5. RnR

    RnR Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 25, 2011
    Brisbane, Australia
  6. 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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    Afternoon Game by dbuckle2695, on Flickr
  7. mrjr

    mrjr Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 25, 2012
    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.)
  8. 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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  9. Crdome

    Crdome Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Sep 11, 2011
    West Central Indiana
    Don -I love "Solar Logix"!
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  10. RDM

    RDM Mu-43 All-Pro

    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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  11. agentlossing

    agentlossing Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jun 26, 2013
    Andrew Lossing
    Good taste, sir ;)  the only thing better than Konica glass on a micro four thirds body is Konica glass on my FS-1.
  12. verbatimium

    verbatimium Mu-43 Veteran

    Jul 17, 2013
    Toronto, Ontario
    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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  13. RDM

    RDM Mu-43 All-Pro

    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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