Konica hexanon 40mmf1.8?

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Sufstreet
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Konica hexanon 40mmf1.8?
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Anyone tried it?

Just got a used one and waiting for my K&F adapter. I never used a 40mm on my Fujifilm system but love my 35mm and 50mm. Plan to use it on my XE1 instead of XT2 since I like the feel of the camera more and the colours feels more analogue.

I like the K&F adapters. Cheap and does the job. Here's a pic from my Leitz Elmarit R 35mm 2.8. Swirly bokeh and old school vibes

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Craig268
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Re: Konica hexanon 40mmf1.8?
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Sufstreet wrote:

Anyone tried it?

Just got a used one and waiting for my K&F adapter. I never used a 40mm on my Fujifilm system but love my 35mm and 50mm. Plan to use it on my XE1 instead of XT2 since I like the feel of the camera more and the colours feels more analogue.

I like the K&F adapters. Cheap and does the job. Here's a pic from my Leitz Elmarit R 35mm 2.8. Swirly bokeh and old school vibes

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Great shot - going manual w/vintage glass can't be beat.

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McWoodley
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I haven’t but it was on the shortlist for adapted lenses to try. Just never picked one up. I have read it’s a great lens.   Hoping the TTartisian 50 1.4 produces similar results to some of the adapted lenses of that ilk.  Now you have me wanting to it.

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David E P Junior Member • Posts: 32
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I have a hexanon 40 on an xe3. Since it is a pancake goes really well. My copy is a bit soft wide open but it is sharp at f2.8.

Here is a quick snapshot with that lens

Peter J Davies
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Re: Konica hexanon 40mmf1.8?
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David E P wrote:

I have a hexanon 40 on an xe3. Since it is a pancake goes really well. My copy is a bit soft wide open but it is sharp at f2.8.

Here is a quick snapshot with that lens

David:

It's not just your copy of the 40/1.8 that is "soft" at f1.8.  I have been shooting with this lens since it came with a Konica TC camera that I purchased when I was still shooting film.  I have since been using it on a Sony a3000 camera that I bought (body only) just to resurrect my old MF lenses and now I have an adapter to use my Konica lenses on my new X-T20 camera.

Yes, performance of this lens is not great when fully open at f1.8.  However, as you say, just taking it down to f2.8 makes a huge difference and then it is great at f5.6 and f8.  In fact, if I am shooting with low light, I often set it between the f1.8 and f2.8 indents (approx f2.0) and even that is a big improvement over f1.8.

Konica Hexanon AR lenses are my favorite MF lenses.  The 40/1.8 lens falls between my 35/2.0 and my 50/1.7.  It may not be quite as sharp as they are (especially wide open) but it is my favorite walk-around lens because it is so compact and light weight compared to them.

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Peter Daves wrote:

David E P wrote:

I have a hexanon 40 on an xe3. Since it is a pancake goes really well. My copy is a bit soft wide open but it is sharp at f2.8.

Here is a quick snapshot with that lens

David:

It's not just your copy of the 40/1.8 that is "soft" at f1.8. I have been shooting with this lens since it came with a Konica TC camera that I purchased when I was still shooting film. I have since been using it on a Sony a3000 camera that I bought (body only) just to resurrect my old MF lenses and now I have an adapter to use my Konica lenses on my new X-T20 camera.

Yes, performance of this lens is not great when fully open at f1.8. However, as you say, just taking it down to f2.8 makes a huge difference and then it is great at f5.6 and f8. In fact, if I am shooting with low light, I often set it between the f1.8 and f2.8 indents (approx f2.0) and even that is a big improvement over f1.8.

Konica Hexanon AR lenses are my favorite MF lenses. The 40/1.8 lens falls between my 35/2.0 and my 50/1.7. It may not be quite as sharp as they are (especially wide open) but it is my favorite walk-around lens because it is so compact and light weight compared to them.

Great to hear. I like soft images and the way certain photos looks better soft. Many modern hipster photographers buy soft lens filters for their highend lenses to get that look.

Those filters cost 4 times more than what I paid for this lens😁

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