Your favorite Konica manual focus lenses

Started Jul 14, 2022 | Discussions thread
Tomasg71 Contributing Member • Posts: 547
Re: My bad i meant the 21 mm f2.8

Volker G wrote:

Tomasg71 wrote:

The 28 f2.8 goes for a lot of money these days.

Which 28 mm f/2.8? As far as I know, they only made 28 mm f/3.5 and f/1.8 lenses. The high prices of the f/1.8 lens are quite logical, given that Konica cameras were not sold a lot and there never was a body catering to professionals. Thus, this "professional" lens is rather rare today. Regarding IQ, the Konica AR 28 mm f/1.8 UC is not superior to more common lenses made by Canon, Minolta, Nikon, Olympus, Pentax, and Zeiss, so given the horrendous prices, it has become a collector item.

Damn typo, i meant the 21mm f2.8 version, last time i saw one on ebay it was 800 usd. Even though i am a Konica guy i find the prices crazy. Not only isn t the 28 f1.8 better then the other comparable lenses, compared to the Nikon 28 f2 AiS i own, which is also a floating design, it s a bit worse and the Nikon doesn t suffer from such a pronounced field curvature, even on the stock adapter, which is 0,1 mm too short.

The Konica has a shorter MDF though, 18 cm to 30 cm may not look a big difference but once you compare the images it s quite obvious.


after writing the replay i checked on ebay, there s one 21 f2.8 for 875 usd and another for 3280 usd. The 28mm f1.8 are from 2000 to 2500 usd

Now where s that enoji with exploading head...

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