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Konica AR lenses

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by DanGuy48, Jan 29, 2011.

  1. DanGuy48

    DanGuy48 Mu-43 Regular

    I've had my old Konica AR system sitting around since things went heavily digital and had been using point and shoot until I just bought a GH2 system. I'm excited that I found micro 4/3 to Konica AR adapters. I should have some interesting things to try. My old Konica system was 4 bodies and numerous accessories including
    24mm f/2.8
    40mm f/1.8
    65-135mm F/4
    100mm F/2.8
    300mm f/4.5

    I'm really anxious to try the 300!
  2. I suspect the first three in the list will be the star performers on your GH2. Nice set of lenses.
  3. RetroBoy

    RetroBoy Mu-43 Regular

    Yep, you'll love using them.
    I have a similar aray of Konica Hexanons - some of which I converted for use with my Four Thirds camera. But I mostly use them all now with my EPL1 due the the zoom button and the EVF.
    You'll have to stop down around 1 stop - most of them glow and lose contrast wide open.
    Can't wait to see the 300 myself when you get a chance to post some shots...
  4. SimonL

    SimonL Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 15, 2009
    NW England
    I was thinking of sourcing a 40mm f/1.8 from somewhere. To that end, how many Konica-M43 adapters are there available ? Any preferences of one over others ?
  5. Dan Ka

    Dan Ka Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 11, 2011
    Northeastern Ohio
    I purchased a Rainbowimaging adapter for my G2/Hexanon combo. The lens adapter plate was loose, tightened the 4 screws and all was fine. The fit to lens was tight, so put the adapter on the lens before putting it on the camera. Replacing the adapter will be less painful than replacing the camera. I agree w/ above the photos are flat at wide open. Dealing w/ double focal length took some getting used to the first few days, old habits died hard.

    G2 and loving it.
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  6. geoffox23

    geoffox23 Mu-43 Rookie

    Feb 5, 2010
    Brisbane. Australia
    Hi Simon,

    I found the "RJcamera" adapter from rainbowimaging too tight on the lens and too loose on the G1 body, but the PIXCO adapter from rocksphoto is just right.

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  7. RetroBoy

    RetroBoy Mu-43 Regular

    Mine says: Fotasy Konica-m4/3.
    Got it on Ebay for around $30 and it looks well made and fits perfectly.
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