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COMPLETED Sold: Hexanon 200mm f4 - Price reduced

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thearne3

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This lens is brand new old stock: original box, case, caps and papers. I've used it a few times, but more often take my Hexanon 135mm f3.2. If you want 200mm (400mm in 35mm film equiv.), this is a great lens in pristine condition.

Priced at $85 plus actual shipping costs. Prefer ConUS, but PM me if you are somewhere else.
 

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Hello Tom;

Might I ask how you have liked the lens as a shooter, and what kind of results do you get from it under a variety of conditions (light levels, shooting birds in flight etc)?

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Hi,

I'd have to say that being a manual focus lens, shooting anything moving takes planning - or luck! At 400mm equiv. you need enough light to support at least 1/500 sec shutter speed - over 1/1000 is best for good sharpness when handheld. That said, f4 is reasonably fast compared to, say, the Panny zoom at 200mm is an f5.6. In lower light, say early evening, you really need a tripod of some sort and use the delay timer shutter setting or a remote.

The lens is quite compact and light. See www.buhla.de - Overview Konica SLR Hexanon and Hexar lenses for details. Remember: you need a m4/3-Konica adapter!

Hope this helps!

Tom
 

ehktang

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Hi,
I join this forum upon seeing your message above pops up when I google hexanon olympus om 200mm. I am looking for a light-weight alternative to my Olympus ZD50-200mm which is a great lens but a heavy weight and out of proportion with the micro four thirds bodies. Have you compared the sharpness, contrast and colors of the Hex200f4 with the Olympus ZD50-200? Are they close? My experience with Hexanon lenses has been very good. Like you I have the Hex135f3.2 and I also have two Hex40f1.8. I have been amazed how the Hex match the modern top-line Olympus ZD zoom lenses in every aspect and wins hands down when it comes to weight. Is that your experience too? And by the way, do you still have the Hexanon 200mm f4?
ehktang from Singapore
 

thearne3

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Wow. Missed this post by a long shot! Can't compare to the Oly ZD50-200. I agree that Hexanon lenses are outstanding at their respective focal lengths - and relatively light and small. They compare well even with the longer Pen F lenses!

The 200mm has been in it's case since June...still MINT. Still for sale...price reduced to $75...
 
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