Showcase Konica 200mm f/4 Hexanon

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by dbuckle, Sep 8, 2010.

  1. dbuckle

    dbuckle Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Taken hand held.
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  2. bilzmale

    bilzmale Mu-43 All-Pro

    Looks pretty sharp.
     
  3. lenshoarder

    lenshoarder Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 7, 2010
    Pretty. I saw one of these yesterday for $20 or so. Worth it?
     
  4. Mellow

    Mellow Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 27, 2010
    Florida or Idaho
    Tom
    Nice, thanks for sharing. Have you noticed much CA? That's been my issue with older legacy telephotos.
     
  5. dbuckle

    dbuckle Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    I have not noticed any CA with Hexanon lenses.
     
  6. dbuckle

    dbuckle Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    $20.00 is a good price for one of these.
     
  7. dagaleaa

    dagaleaa Mu-43 Veteran

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    Naples, Fl
    Dawn
    where do you find all these different lenses? I look in thrift stores and some yard sales, and I have only come across one that I wouldn't buy! I must be doing something wrong!
    I used to see cheap lenses on websites and ebay---now the prices seem to have jumped, and there is always a mention of using them with micro 4/3 cameras!!
     
  8. dbuckle

    dbuckle Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Most of my Hexanon lenses I got off eBay before Micro 43 came on the scene. I only get a find at a Thrift Store about once in twenty visits. I have had a lucky 2 weeks finding or been given 6 lenses for a total of $22.00.
     
  9. dagaleaa

    dagaleaa Mu-43 Veteran

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    Naples, Fl
    Dawn
    Well...I wish I had your luck!! I came on to the scene a little too late. I look on ebay, and all the prices seem to be jumping up on older manual lenses.
     
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  11. DoofClenas

    DoofClenas Who needs a Mirror! Subscribing Member

    Nov 9, 2012
    Traverse City, MI
    Clint
    I love the built-in lens hood. My version has been modified for the 4/3 version so that I can use it on my e-5, but works great on my epm2 with the MMF-3 adaptor...I forget how sharp this lens is...I need to get out and shoot it more.
     
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  13. Ulfric M Douglas

    Ulfric M Douglas Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 6, 2010
    Northumberland
    I recently got one of these off evilbay,
    when it arrived in the proper named case it looked like it had never been used. amazingly mint condition.
    I still haven't shimmed or tested it yet ... got to get onto that.
     
  14. Roswellien

    Roswellien Mu-43 Regular

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    Joshua
    I enjoy using this lens when the opportunity presents itself.
    2016-01-23_07-59-57. 2016-01-23_07-59-31. 2016-01-23_07-58-55.
     
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  15. MarylandUSA

    MarylandUSA Mu-43 Veteran

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    Poolesville, Maryland
    Paul Franklin Stregevsky
    My straight-out-of-the-camera test shots with the Konica Hexanon AR 200/4, handheld, on a Panasonic G3. I'm not sure how fair these results are: The G3 has a coarse viewfinder, no focus peaking, and stabilization.
    I also tested the Hexanon AR 200/3.5, the Vivitar 200/3.5 by Tokina (67mm filter, tripod ring, single-coated), and the Vivitar 200/3.5 by Komine, single coated, 62mm filter, with orange markings (not green). I was looking for corner sharpness, and by that standard, only the Vivitar by Tokina made me go "Wow!" But again, I'm not sure how valid the results are because on the G3 I could not be sure I was in focus.

    handheld, f/4, 1/640, ISO 400. I focused on the near edge of the brown circle surrounding the tree:

    F4_neighborshouse_Hexanon_AR_200_4_640th_ISO400_P1010819.JPG


    handheld, f/4, 1/1000 second, ISO 400, underexposed 0.7 stop (by mistake). I focused on the edge where the white window pane meets the roof:

    F4_roof_Hexanon_AR_200_4__-0.7_ISO400_P1010818.JPG


    handheld, f/4, 1/1000th second, ISO 400. I tried to focus on the streetsign but it appears that I focused closer:
    F4_streetsign_Hexanon_AR_200_4_100th_ISO400_P1010821.JPG
     
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  16. dbuckle

    dbuckle Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

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  17. MarylandUSA

    MarylandUSA Mu-43 Veteran

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    Paul Franklin Stregevsky
    Once again, @dbuckle@dbuckle illustrates that my subpar results arise from the photographer, not from the Hexanon lens. :)
     
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