Showcase Konica 55mm f/3.5 Hexanon AR

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...

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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

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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

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With some advice from forum members MarkB1 and RetroBoy I've put together a homemade flash extender and managed to take a few decent shots. These are with the lens mounted on the extension tube adapter, it didn't come with the 2x teleconverter but hopefully I can pick one up.

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They Appear at Dusk by Fin Azvandi, on Flickr
 

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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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G1 and Konica Hexanon AR 55mm f3.5 with included extension adapter.
 

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