Showcase Konica 40mm f/1.8 Hexanon AR

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by chefkenny, Mar 25, 2010.

  1. chefkenny

    chefkenny Mu-43 Regular

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    Mar 10, 2010
    Florida
    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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  2. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus Subscribing Member Charter Member

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    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
     
  3. chefkenny

    chefkenny Mu-43 Regular

    61
    Mar 10, 2010
    Florida
    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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  4. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus Subscribing Member Charter Member

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    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....
     
  5. sabesh

    sabesh Mu-43 Veteran

    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.
     
  6. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus Subscribing Member Charter Member

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    Check in with Cosinaphile.... he'll know the correct answer...
     
  7. sabesh

    sabesh Mu-43 Veteran

    Thanks!
     
  8. cosinaphile

    cosinaphile Mu-43 All-Pro Charter Member

    Dec 26, 2009
    new york city
    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 !
     
  9. sabesh

    sabesh Mu-43 Veteran

    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.
     
  10. rohani

    rohani New to Mu-43

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    Mar 30, 2010
    singapore
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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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  11. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus Subscribing Member Charter Member

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    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....
     
  12. cosinaphile

    cosinaphile Mu-43 All-Pro Charter Member

    Dec 26, 2009
    new york city
    its not bucket ! its the bokeh residence ....
     
  13. noodlehaus

    noodlehaus Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 14, 2010
    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 :)
     
  14. sabesh

    sabesh Mu-43 Veteran

    This baby's pretty sharp @ F/1.8:

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  15. benbammens

    benbammens Mu-43 Regular

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    Apr 23, 2010
    I don't like it wide open for outside shots but for inside it is a nice lens:

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  16. andyw

    andyw Mu-43 Veteran Charter Member

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    Jan 27, 2010
    Surrey. UK
    Although I have posted this before I may as well pop it in here just in case someone has not seen it! :) Great lens!!

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    and another I found!

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  17. benbammens

    benbammens Mu-43 Regular

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    Apr 23, 2010
    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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  18. Brian Mosley

    Brian Mosley Administrator Emeritus Charter Member

    Dec 15, 2009
    Lovely portrait Ben, what aperture were you using?

    Cheers

    Brian
     
  19. benbammens

    benbammens Mu-43 Regular

    51
    Apr 23, 2010
    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...
     
  20. benbammens

    benbammens Mu-43 Regular

    51
    Apr 23, 2010
    And one more. :smile:

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