Konica Hexanon 50mm 1.7

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by cadmunky, Apr 30, 2010.

  1. cadmunky

    cadmunky New to Mu-43

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    Mar 12, 2010
    I'm looking at using my 1st adapted lens, a Konica Hexanon 50mm 1.7 and I'm intrigued at the differences between adapters any help or comments would be much appreciated.
     
  2. arcueid

    arcueid Mu-43 Regular

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    Apr 16, 2010
    you probably won't go wrong with a RJ adapter.
     
  3. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus Subscribing Member Charter Member

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    1+ for RJ... available on Ebay...
     
  4. cosinaphile

    cosinaphile Mu-43 All-Pro Charter Member

    Dec 26, 2009
    new york city
    that the adapter that is used on my hex 58 1.2 and 50 1.7 share

    for daytime shooting the 58 is a bit to carry for no reason so the wonderful 50 1.7 steps in

    rj adapters are good
     
  5. Bokeh Diem

    Bokeh Diem Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Mar 14, 2010
    Toronto
    I just picked up a Konica Hexanon AR 57mm f/1.4 and an AR 1.4/50. Bought the RJ adapter at the same time.. I usually buy mu-43 adapters from 'rainbowimaging' on the 'Bay.

    Do you have any experience with the AR 40mm 1.8 cosinaphile?

    Bokeh D
     
  6. Richard W

    Richard W Mu-43 Regular

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    Mar 21, 2010
    Sydney Australia
    No problems so far with any of Rj's adapters on ebay.
     
  7. cosinaphile

    cosinaphile Mu-43 All-Pro Charter Member

    Dec 26, 2009
    new york city
    the konica 40 1.8 ar

    unfortunately not ,but from what ive seen it quite a lens compact ,sharp and a nice fit for micro 4\3s when i come across one locally im getting it
     
  8. arcueid

    arcueid Mu-43 Regular

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    Apr 16, 2010
    the 50mm 1.4 is a great lens(so far it has been performing well for me)
     
  9. cadmunky

    cadmunky New to Mu-43

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    Mar 12, 2010
    Well the Hex 50 1.7 has just arrived (ahead of the adapter). The glass looks good and the blades move well. Unfortunately the rubberised focus ring grip, slips slightly, it seems to have lost adhesion to the metal barrel of the lense. Has anybody else experianced anything similar and how have you resolved it?

    Any tips greatfully recieved.
     
  10. cosinaphile

    cosinaphile Mu-43 All-Pro Charter Member

    Dec 26, 2009
    new york city
    there are two solutions one is to get some short wide rubber bands and put them between the offending rubberized ring and barrel also take the ring off and clean it of any oily residue that may have "sweated" off the decades old syn-rubber also the metal barrel , dry well and se if its not a little better

    if all else fails try a little glue smear some on the barrel and some on the inside of the ring
    let them evaporate a little and mount then turn to smoothe and further evaporaton
    check for good registration and leave it alone for 24 hrs while it sets

    protect the rest on the lens from glue with some masking tape or other method and dont overgop the areas you are mating
     
  11. cadmunky

    cadmunky New to Mu-43

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    Mar 12, 2010
    Thanks Cosina' any tips on removal of the ring?