1. Welcome to Mu-43.com—a friendly Micro 4/3 camera & photography discussion forum!

    If you are thinking of buying a camera or need help with your photos, you will find our forum members full of advice! Click here to join for free!

Showcase Konica 57mm f/1.2 Hexanon AR

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by Activator, May 23, 2010.

 
 
  1. Activator

    Activator Mu-43 Rookie

    20
    Apr 30, 2010
    Brooklyn
    Images taken with a GH1 and Konica Hexanon 57mm f/1.2 adapted lens. My copy is an early version with the silver f-stop ring. Probably from the late 1960's.

    These lenses have a habit of "yellowing", due to the rare earth glass, but my current copy has glass that is nearly white. Apparently, you can "whiten" the glass by leaving it uncapped in a very sunny room (not in direct sunlight) for a few weeks...

    The three pink rose images are taken wide open at f/1.2, about 12 inches from the rose. The red/orange buds were taken at f/2. The 57mm is fairly sharp wide open, but with a lot of "glow"... the glow gets less and the image gets sharper with each 1/3rd stop, and is crisp and clean by f/2.4-2.8. f/2 is a nice compromise of sharpness with soft bokeh.

    These are processed in Lightroom 3 beta 2, slight levels adjustment and slight vignette added (the lens does NOT vignette). Color and saturation is right out of the camera!

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  2. cosinaphile

    cosinaphile Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 26, 2009
    new york city
    great use of the lens , a good display of its qualities and dof

    ive got one too
     
  3. dbuckle

    dbuckle Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    This a great lens but a little more expensive then some other Hexanon lenses. Compared to some other brands still a good deal for such a fast high quality lens.
     
  4. SVG-HK

    SVG-HK Mu-43 Regular

    33
    Aug 15, 2012
    Hong Kong
    Valeriy
    Some test shots I 've done with the lens from a local second hand photo gear shop. Unfortunately I've had to returned it back as found some clouds/fungus inside lately. It's a really good glass and pleasure to use with nice results at different F stops, though it is quite bulky and heavy. Another downside of the lens, IMO, the only six blade diaphragm providing quite a nervous bokeh occasionally.
    F1.2
    2790806.
    E-M5    ---       f/1.0    1/640s    ISO 200


    F1.2
    2790808.
    E-M5    ---       f/1.0    1/2000s    ISO 200


    F1.2
    2790810.
    E-M5    ---       f/1.0    1/1000s    ISO 200


    F1.2
    2790823.
    E-M5    ---       f/1.0    1/400s    ISO 200


    Stopped down.

    2790813.
    E-M5    ---       f/1.0    1/2000s    ISO 200


    2790814.
    E-M5    ---       f/1.0    1/400s    ISO 200


    2790815.
    E-M5    ---       f/1.0    1/2500s    ISO 200


    2790822.
    E-M5    ---       f/1.0    1/50s    ISO 200


    2790827.
    E-M5    ---       f/1.0    1/1000s    ISO 200


    and my attempt to shot people using ambient light at F1.2 with this lens
    2790442.
    E-M5    ---       f/1.0    1/100s    ISO 640
     
    • Like Like x 3
  5. SVG-HK

    SVG-HK Mu-43 Regular

    33
    Aug 15, 2012
    Hong Kong
    Valeriy
    Camera is E-M5, forgot to mention in the previous post.
     
  6. toshiro

    toshiro Mu-43 Regular

    155
    Apr 3, 2012
    That last portrait is really nice
     
  7. SVG-HK

    SVG-HK Mu-43 Regular

    33
    Aug 15, 2012
    Hong Kong
    Valeriy
    Thank you Toshiro! The lens and model matched each other :) 
     
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.