Showcase Konica 40mm f/1.8 Hexanon AR

chefkenny

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Just received today and some quick shots from wide open to f/5.6


1st: f/2.8
2nd: f/4
3rd: f/5.6
4th: f/1.8
 

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Nice lens it is. It's a nice length for portraits.
I like mine a lot.
You'll enjoy it in low light... The contrast is just right.
Shooter
 

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I totally agree streetshooter, this little guy looks like will have most of my job done.
Also waiting to test my vivitar 28 f/2.5, friend of mine said it is a sharp lens too. Now I have 20/1.7,28/2.5, 40/1.8.50/1.4 and 55/2.8 macro. Only lens I need to fill up the gap would be something between 60mm - 85 mm,so I am considering a voigtlander 75/2.5 and also when the 50/.95 come out later will try to replace my 50/1.4.
BTW just forgot to mention the rokkor 45/2, I believed it's a good lens too.
This is the 45/2 wide open:
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I used to have the 45 but I traded it years ago for the 40 Cron. I lost the Cron a long time ago.....great lens....
 

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Does anyone know if a 4/3 converted Konica Hexanon AR 40mm f/1.8 will work on an Olympus E-P2 via an Olympus MMF-2 4/3-to-micro4/3 adapter? Thanks.

Check in with Cosinaphile.... he'll know the correct answer...
 

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i do not know, but i suspect it would work fine .... ask hohoho for confirmation ,

a suggestion.. take off the 4\3 converter and buy the nicely made rj konica m4\3 adapter and attach that directly , the rj adapter was about 35-40 dollars


thanks for the vote of confidence shooter but im not the encyclopedia you think i am

cheers brother !
 

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i do not know, but i suspect it would work fine .... ask hohoho for confirmation ,

a suggestion.. take off the 4\3 converter and buy the nicely made rj konica m4\3 adapter and attach that directly , the rj adapter was about 35-40 dollars


thanks for the vote of confidence shooter but im not the encyclopedia you think i am

cheers brother !
Hey,

I just got conformation that it will work. BTW, the conversion is semi-permanent:

http://www.nanoer.com/konica_hexanon_conversion.html

So, there's no adapter to take off.

Thanks bro,

Sabesh.
 

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Some trial shots from my 40mm f/1.8 and I think I must get use to manual focusing to improve :biggrin:
 

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See the way the lens cuts. It seperates nicely from the background without too much compression.
Some call it Bokeh but I don't believe in bokeh.
I never saw it in real life so I don't believe it exist.
We don't have bokeh here on Philly...
We have bouquet tho....
 

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Great shots Rohani! Best shots so far that I've seen of the Thaipusam parade, very candid, and looks like they were taken by a real human being :)
 

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I don't like it wide open for outside shots but for inside it is a nice lens:

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Although I have posted this before I may as well pop it in here just in case someone has not seen it! :) Great lens!!



and another I found!

 

benbammens

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So I was thinking about selling this lens but then it takes a picture like this of my GF...

I can recognize myself in the reflection in her eye... :)

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Brian Mosley

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Lovely portrait Ben, what aperture were you using?

Cheers

Brian
 

benbammens

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Well, that is the downside of manual lenses; You just never remember....
1.8 is kind of soft so I guess it is not that. I suppose it must have been 2.8 or maybe 4...
 

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And one more. :smile:

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