"cheap" (manual?) lens with fun factor

Started Mar 11, 2013 | Discussions thread
mgibbs Regular Member • Posts: 393
Re: "cheap" (manual?) lens with fun factor

I have a Konica Hexanon 40mm f 1.8, with a cheap fotasy adapter.  Lens is availble frequently at KEH.com, adapters at amazon.  I think mine took me $75 tops (twas a gift, so am not sure)

Here's a pic from it - I love it!  Even wide open, its sharp enough to focus quite easily and accurately using my panny G5's magnification feature:

5 minutes worth of post processing.....

I had a canon fd 50mm 1.8, but for indoor use, i prefer the konica's 40mm focal length, and find it sharper (and thus easier to focus as well).  The canon collect dust, while I use the Konica every chance I get.  Highly recommended!

 mgibbs's gear list:mgibbs's gear list
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 Panasonic Lumix G Vario HD 14-140mm F4-5.8 OIS Panasonic Lumix G Vario 100-300mm F4-5.6 OIS Panasonic 12-35mm F2.8 +11 more
Post (hide subjects) Posted by
Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum PPrevious NNext WNext unread UUpvote SSubscribe RReply QQuote BBookmark MMy threads
Color scheme? Blue / Yellow