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Konica Hexanon 52mm f/1.8?

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by LegacyLens, Apr 28, 2012.

  1. LegacyLens

    LegacyLens Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 25, 2012
  2. RetroBoy

    RetroBoy Mu-43 Regular

    Nah, you'll be alright with that. I have several Hexanon's and had a PL1 for 18 months.

    I must admit though, with my 50 year old eyes I need the VF2 to nail focus with these MF lenses.

    But they are a joy to use, so cheap and yet so rewarding. You'll end up with photo's that are timeless keepers.

    Like this one for example of my wifes horse keeping an eye on her - taken with my 50mm f/1.7

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  3. snkenai

    snkenai Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 5, 2010
    I also have this lens, though haven't used it much yet. I have plans for it. It's going to get modified for the Olympus E-1. I've used the Konica 50mm f1.4 extensively and they are fantastic lenses.
  4. LegacyLens

    LegacyLens Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 25, 2012
    Thanks for the help might be able to get this setup after i get back from Hawaii but i can only use my moms camera in Hawaii (its an OLD 400d and its best lens is a 28-200 sooo cant wait to come back
  5. LegacyLens

    LegacyLens Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 25, 2012
    Sorry meant 18-200
  6. fin azvandi

    fin azvandi Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 12, 2011
    South Bend, IN
    I am not familiar with the 52/1.8 but according to the Konica SLR info site this lens was the predecessor to the Hexanon 50/1.7. As the seller mentions, with the filter ring that dinged up you probably can't add a filter or lens hood. Why limit yourself on purpose when for the same price I think you can easily find a 50/1.7 or 50/1.8 that has seen less wear and tear.

    The Hexanons are great lenses, hope you have fun with whatever you wind up purchasing - and don't forget to share some photos here!

    CARHOUND Mu-43 Rookie

    Apr 26, 2012
    which adapter are you using for this lens?

    I saved an old Konica Autoreflex T from my wife's grandmothers estate sale, it's got that same lens on it.
  8. LegacyLens

    LegacyLens Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 25, 2012
    To be honest i was
    Just going to get a cheap chinese adapter :p 
  9. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    I haven't used the 52mm/1.8 but the 40mm/1.8, 50mm/1.4, and 50mm/1.7 are all fantastic lenses! The one I always use is the 50mm/1.4. The 50mm/1.7 is raved about as the sharpest of the bunch but they are all fantastically sharp!

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    However, I totally agree with Fin that I would pass on this particular lens when you could pick up a newer model with working filter ring just as easily. These Hexanon AR lenses are fantastic but they are not expensive or hard to find either.

    The filter thread is quite important for lenses of this era as you are much more likely to find screw-in hoods rather than slip-on.
  10. LegacyLens

    LegacyLens Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 25, 2012
    Thank you very much I have gotten so used to bayonet hoods I didnt know that Thanks
  11. chicks

    chicks Mu-43 All-Pro

    Good to hear. Stopped at the Goodwill on the way home from work, and snagged a Hexanon 50mm/1.7 attached to a functional Autoreflex TC - $5! Off to Amazon, pretty sure I have enough points to cover a cheapie adapter. :) 
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