Konica 50mm 1.8?

Discussion in 'This or That?' started by VisualFeast, May 27, 2012.

  1. VisualFeast

    VisualFeast Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 14, 2012
  2. fin azvandi

    fin azvandi Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 12, 2011
    South Bend, IN
    I had one when I was trying out lots of legacy 50s - it's a great lens, especially at the (current) price of around $10. The 50/1.8 is smaller and a little lighter than the previous 50/1.7 and you'd be hard-pressed to find much of a difference in terms of image quality. It's not quite as small as the 40/1.8 pancake but it's close.
  3. AZK9lover

    AZK9lover Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 25, 2010
    AZ, USA
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    I've had this lens for a while now and still enjoy using it. The adapter adds about 2cm to the lens, but it feels very balanced on my E-P1. Initially I thought the images were slightly dull in color compared with the Oly/Pany offerings, but after using it more I am appreciating its character (and for me, it's just plain refreshing and fun to use the manual aperture and focus). If you can get a good deal on it, I would recommend it.

    Here are some of the images I've taken with it:

    Sedona, AZ
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/sho94118/6868074344/" title="Sedona, AZ by AZK9lover11, on Flickr"> 6868074344_07074f765f_c. "800" height="602" alt="Sedona, AZ"></a>

    Downtown Phoenix, AZ
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/sho94118/6976410870/" title="Near ASU Campus Downtown by AZK9lover11, on Flickr"> 6976410870_7ce1bfef0c_c. "645" height="800" alt="Near ASU Campus Downtown"></a>

    Cuchara, CO
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/sho94118/5917198005/" title="West Spanish Peak by AZK9lover11, on Flickr"> 5917198005_8edbd12d80_b. "768" height="1024" alt="West Spanish Peak"></a>

    (just added this recent photo to give another sample of its colors) from a local park in Phoenix, AZ
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/sho94118/7192242718/" title="Mother's Day at the Park by AZK9lover11, on Flickr"> 7192242718_0989900a63_c. "800" height="589" alt="Mother's Day at the Park"></a>
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  4. VisualFeast

    VisualFeast Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 14, 2012
  5. MichaelJC

    MichaelJC Mu-43 Regular

    This site has all things Hexanon and the 50 1.8 gets a pretty good review there...

    www.buhla.de - Overview Konica SLR Hexanon and Hexar lenses

    I have the 50 1.7 which I'm looking forward to comparing with the Nikon 50 once my m43 adapter arrives. I also have the 40 1.8 which I modded to fit my Oly E-620. Takes lovely photos.
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  6. Crdome

    Crdome Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Sep 11, 2011
    West Central Indiana
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    Thanks for sharing the wonderful photos. I'd sure prefer being there than Indiana.
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  7. VisualFeast

    VisualFeast Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 14, 2012