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Showcase Konica 55mm f/3.5 Hexanon AR

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by dbuckle, Sep 7, 2010.

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  3. RetroBoy

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    Konica Hexanon Macro 55 + Ext + Tcon

    On it's own the lens is sharp, max aperture 3.5 and focuses as close as 250mm.
    It usually comes in a set with ext tube adapter together in a leatherette canister.

    The magnification area of the macro lens by itself is 36mm - so about 1:2 - at working distance of around 120mm.

    Add the adapter and you can just fit 18mm in the frame but the WD is only 70mm. The adapter actually mounts the lens upside down so then the aperture markings show the actual f/stop taking into account the 1 stop loss of light.

    And here's a picture...

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/retroboy07/5333028436/" title="EPL1 Hex 55 macro + EXT by Retro.Boy.07, on Flickr"> 5333028436_c4b8423e4c.jpg "500" height="377" alt="EPL1 Hex 55 macro + EXT" /></a>


    You can also use the Hexanon 2x teleconverter...
    The Tcon + lens = 18mm at 130mm WD.
    The TCon + lens + Ext tube adapter will just fit 12.5mm in the frame and allow a working distance of 95mm.
    But you lose 2 stops of light with the tcon.

    Here's the whole shebang - Macro lens + Extension tube adapter + Tcon + AR to u4/3 adapter + E-PL1

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/retroboy07/5333028342/" title="EPL1 Hex 55 macro + EXT + TC by Retro.Boy.07, on Flickr"> 5333028342_95b5d03919.jpg "500" height="377" alt="EPL1 Hex 55 macro + EXT + TC" /></a>

    I rigged up a snoot for the onboard flash with a diffuser which sits above the end of the combo. Was able to grab a few shots of this tiny fly outside recently.
    Taken with all the above with monopod, flash at 160, iso 200 and aperture at f/16

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/retroboy07/5332413275/" title="Macro Fly3 by Retro.Boy.07, on Flickr"> 5332413275_684a36c82c.jpg "500" height="375" alt="Macro Fly3" /></a>


    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/retroboy07/5333028636/" title="Macro Fly2 by Retro.Boy.07, on Flickr"> 5333028636_a61eea44c5.jpg "500" height="375" alt="Macro Fly2" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/retroboy07/5332413133/" title="Macro Fly1 by Retro.Boy.07, on Flickr"> 5332413133_5e08176466.jpg "500" height="375" alt="Macro Fly1" /></a>
     
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  8. RetroBoy

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    Fantastic work Fin.
    Love the light on the second one. You've got the flash diffused nicely.

    And the third is a great capture also well lit.
    Not bad for on board flash!

    You've inspired me to get out again with my Hexanon Macro and snoot...
     
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    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/jstrickland/4525716502/" title="Stamen by jstrickland328, on Flickr"> 4525716502_4118eb432e_b.jpg "1024" height="768" alt="Stamen"></a>

    G1 and Konica Hexanon AR 55mm f3.5 with included extension adapter.
     
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    This one without the extension tube. Shooting into sun the front lens sits deep so there is no flare.
    6904665136_1ebda3f44b_b.jpg
    Oscar76 by dbuckle2695, on Flickr
     
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    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/drN2K4wBtpaumTzSRdRmdUV2NHdOO0npWG_RsJKmWvw?feat=embedwebsite"> P1060443.jpg "640" width="427" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/106236012710735055679/20120928CGKonica?authuser=0&feat=embedwebsite">2012-09-28 CG Konica</a></td></tr></table>

    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/AC-BEGLMwGYh1TUjeyERSUV2NHdOO0npWG_RsJKmWvw?feat=embedwebsite"> P1060436.jpg "640" width="427" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/106236012710735055679/20120928CGKonica?authuser=0&feat=embedwebsite">2012-09-28 CG Konica</a></td></tr></table>

    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/ha4rAUEygiiKPzw7CTf1K0V2NHdOO0npWG_RsJKmWvw?feat=embedwebsite"> P1060405.jpg "427" width="640" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/106236012710735055679/20120928CGKonica?authuser=0&feat=embedwebsite">2012-09-28 CG Konica</a></td></tr></table>

    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/47hil4_0_tFXu29AIKrv10V2NHdOO0npWG_RsJKmWvw?feat=embedwebsite"> P1060396.jpg "427" width="640" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/106236012710735055679/20120928CGKonica?authuser=0&feat=embedwebsite">2012-09-28 CG Konica</a></td></tr></table>
     
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    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/davebuckle/8161159209/" title="Dried Leaf 2 by dbuckle2695, on Flickr"> 8161159209_9a8ec9cb0a_c.jpg "800" height="600" alt="Dried Leaf 2"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/davebuckle/8161376130/" title="Oak Leaf 1 by dbuckle2695, on Flickr"> 8161376130_d27aaca7c3_c.jpg "800" height="600" alt="Oak Leaf 1"></a>
     
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    dbuckle - what incredibly sharp images. I need to drag out my Konica lenses out. The shot with bananas is amazing.