Konica 40mm 1.8

JoeG

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Just got one from ebay. Seems like old times for an old Konica shooter. It's a nice-looking lens and balances perfectly with my G1. I'll post a picture in the sticky post above. Here's a quick glance at what it can do.
 

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Freedomwalker

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I also got a few Konica Hexanon lenses recently having read so much good things about them when used on m4/3 bodies. Still trying to get used to manual focusing but on the G1 it's not too difficult just my eyesight not that great anymore LOL. Here my first attempt - some orchid pics shot indoor.
 

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Ya got a real winner there my friend. Like Cosina, I feel the Konica glass is great on a digicam.... The 40 and the 57 1.4 make a great set.
The 40 is like a fat pancake.......good stuff....keep posting
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Thanks Shooter! I am all new to m4/3 and leagcy lenses, having just recently bought the G1. Been intrigued by m4/3 bodies being able to use old manual focus lenses and the nice pics I have seen with them. I agreed too, the 40mm f1.8 is a great little lens for the G1 and I hope to shoot with it instead with the kit lens. I too have the Canon fd 50mm f1.4 but not used it properly yet. Great fun nevertheless with either lens no doubt, hope to get out more and shoot more.......Cheers, John
 

Brian Mosley

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Hexanon AR to m4/3rds... or the lens can be adapted to 4/3rds standard fit, in which case you'd use a 4/3rds to m4/3rds adapter.

I've had mine for years now, it's a fantastic bargain... just make sure you find one in really good condition.

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benbammens

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I really don't like it @1.8

But here are a few pictures with the lensstopped down. I like these :)

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Neon shots

Some night shots while on vacation at f2.8 - all handheld around 1/60s. No post processing just resizing.

I just traded this lens to dixeyk - what was I thinking :confused:

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Some night shots while on vacation at f2.8 - all handheld around 1/60s. No post processing just resizing.

I just traded this lens to dixeyk - what was I thinking :confused:

I don't know what you were thinking but I'm glad I was there to be the recipient of your mental lapse...:eek: Sorry that all I have to show for it so far are some wilted cosmos but you work with what you got. Of course I'm sure the NEW addition to your lenses might provide SOME consolation...you think? :biggrin:

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The Konica Hexanon 40mm f/1.8 was the only legacy lens I took with me to LA last week. Even though I had 3 native µ4/3 zooms ranging from 9-200mm and 2 native fixed focus lenses at 20mm and 45mm, I ended up using the 40mm lens about half the time.

Here's a candlelight shot at 1/25 second, ISO 100, wide open:
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I'm learning to work with the ringed out-of-focus highlights, rather than to fight them.
 

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Does your lens glow wide open? I find that for both my 40mm and 57mm f/1.4, they glow quite a bit.
I'll admit I don't quite know what "glow" means, but if it means what I think, I'd agree. I'd almost call it glare.

If I use either one in bright daylight, it's hard to keep it open and compress the depth of field. There seems to be too much light bouncing around the lens/camera cavity and everything seems to get burned.

By contrast, the OM Zuiko 50mm f/1.4 is a lot more forgiving.

But it takes beautiful pix in the shade or indoors, and I like the way it renders the images. During the day, the 40mm is OK stopped down, but at anything below 2.0 it's got to compete with the Lumix/Leica 45mm, and it loses that challenge handily.
 

dani10

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does the konica 40mm only work with all manual settings or also in P mode? (i'm talking about Pen cameras :))
Thanks
 

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