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Showcase Konica 57mm f/1.4 Hexanon AR

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by oz3d, May 24, 2010.

  1. oz3d

    oz3d Mu-43 Rookie

    12
    Mar 27, 2010
    Melbourne, Australia
    I embarrassingly put two photos in the wrong Konica thread :redface: and decided to get it right with my own thread.

    These two photos (IMHO) demonstrate the outstanding results from combining the new E-PL1 with the old Konica 57mm f1.4.

    The two portraits are already in other galleries on the site - the first is of me the second isn't:-

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  2. benbammens

    benbammens Mu-43 Regular

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    Apr 23, 2010
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  3. dbuckle

    dbuckle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Nice images. I'm bidding on one of these lenses now. Just what I need another Hexanon lens.
     
  4. antithetic

    antithetic Mu-43 Regular

    150
    Jun 7, 2010
    City of Angels
    P9203210.
    EXIF: ISO 200 1/5sec f4

    Recently acquired the Hexanon 40mm f1.8 and 57mm f1.4. Been having a great time with them so far. This one is taken with a friend's Hexanon 57mm/f1.4. It convinced me to get my own copy. =]
     
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  5. pdh

    pdh Mu-43 Top Veteran

    598
    May 6, 2010
    No idea what the technicals for this one are


    Probably at f/4 or so, ISO200, my focusing at fault, not the lens


    Probably at f/5.6 or something, ISO200


    100% crop, slight adjust to WB and a bit of sharpening
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/53454801@N02/5012787602/" title="100% Crop by pdhEP2, on Flickr">"707" height="531" alt="100% Crop" /></a>

    At f/16, ISO200 and who cares about the flare?
     
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  6. antithetic

    antithetic Mu-43 Regular

    150
    Jun 7, 2010
    City of Angels
    EXIF: ISO 200 1/640 sec f2

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  7. pdh

    pdh Mu-43 Top Veteran

    598
    May 6, 2010
    the crop isn't right, but then the original wasn't framed properly either ...


    E-P2, 1/320s, f/4.8, ISO200
     
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  8. jambaj0e

    jambaj0e Mu-43 Top Veteran

    816
    Aug 31, 2010
    Here's a decaying power pole in broad daylight in unprocessed jpeg. Aperture is around 2.8-5.6 in the shots, ISO 100 and 200


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  9. jambaj0e

    jambaj0e Mu-43 Top Veteran

    816
    Aug 31, 2010


    Me too! I got the same two lenses. While I like the 40mm, it's the 57mm that really shines!
     
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  10. jambaj0e

    jambaj0e Mu-43 Top Veteran

    816
    Aug 31, 2010
    I love this lens. Definitely a great buy!

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  11. capt3450

    capt3450 New to Mu-43

    8
    Dec 29, 2010
    Wow those are lovely 57 f/1.4 AR's shots. Hardly wait for my GH arrives (someday!!!)
    -capt3450
     
  12. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs Super Moderator

    Apr 17, 2010
    Near Philadephila
    I'd missed this thread - some nice shots. I have this lens, but the aperture, once open all the way, sticks open and can only be stepped down by taking the lens off of the camera and moving the little lever by hand. Bottom line - I always use my Voightlander 50 f1.5 instead for the kind of low light candid portraits I like these lenses for. Anyone know a good fix for this problem? I'd sure like to put this lens on and actually USE it from time to time.

    -Ray
     
  13. thearne3

    thearne3 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    807
    Jan 28, 2010
    Redding, CT USA
    Ray-

    I have this lens as well. If you are willing to DIY, the disassembly is not hard... at least you can see what the problem is.

    There are several sites that show how to modify these lenses for use on 4/3 cameras. They show how to disassemble/reassemble. This should give some idea of what's involved. Nothing really tricky here: just some very small screws! One example: GFSNT

    My guess is that the aperture tang has become bent.

    Good luck.

    Oh, and here's a recent flash photo taken with my 57mm:

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  14. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs Super Moderator

    Apr 17, 2010
    Near Philadephila
    Thanks Tom. It feels like the spring tension just isn't there, but I guess extra friction could make it seem that way. I'll see what I can do.

    -Ray
     
  15. pdh

    pdh Mu-43 Top Veteran

    598
    May 6, 2010

    E-P2, 1/50s, f/4ish?. ISO320
     
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  16. ericimbs

    ericimbs New to Mu-43

    8
    Feb 1, 2011
    Brisbane, Australia.
    Great shots, i'm jealous...still waiting for my 4/3 adapter that I ordered 3 WEEKS AGO!!!
     
  17. feppe

    feppe Mu-43 Regular

    Olympus E-PL1
    P3126099.
     
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  18. feppe

    feppe Mu-43 Regular

    Olympus E-PL1
     

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  19. DekHog

    DekHog Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    May 3, 2011
    Scotland
    That's a beautiful shot - can you remember what aperture you used for it?
     
  20. zettapixel

    zettapixel Mu-43 Veteran

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    Aug 12, 2010
    NY
    One of my favorite lenses, and a great companion to 20/1.7 as a 2-lenses kit:



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