using old Hexanon lenses on a MFT body... worth it?

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using old Hexanon lenses on a MFT body... worth it?
Dec 7, 2011

Hi,

I am currently in the market for a new non-fixed lens camera now that my trusty old Canon G9 has given up the ghost. I was tending between a Canon DSLR and one of the Panasonic Micro 4/3 models (which one, I'm still not certain about, I find the model numbering somewhat confusing). Anyway... my mother just discovered my dad's old Konica Autoreflex, and the lenses she could find were a Hexanon 35mm and a 100mm, both F2.8. From googling around I know it's possible to use Hexanon lenses on MFT bodies, with a little bit of modification. A couple of questions:

  • Are these lenses any good, and worth using (even though I'm presuming they are manual focus only)?

  • Would they cause me significant savings compared to equivalent lenses that I would have to buy new?

Basically, is it worth the hassle?

Thanks in advance, would love to hear from you!

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