Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums >

LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Jun 8, 2008, 12:16 PM   #1
Senior Member
Rriley's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 1,066

ok new lens, bit soft wide open, but a killer at F2

100% crop

and F1.2 portrait

Rriley is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Jun 8, 2008, 12:27 PM   #2
JimC's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Savannah, GA (USA)
Posts: 22,378


I can remember reading some posts a while back about a mod you can make to the Hexanon lensees so they will fit on an Olympus dSLR. Here's an article showing how to modify that same lens:


Was that your approach to it?

JimC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jun 8, 2008, 4:25 PM   #3
Senior Member
gwillys's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 247

very nice. 1.2 opens up a new dimension to play in. &some fun things to do in pp.
gwillys is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jun 8, 2008, 10:29 PM   #4
Senior Member
zig-123's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Posts: 5,191


Interesting assortment of images. Great IQ on the first three.

Not sure if you're aware of this website but here's a link to a German fellows website dealing with all things having to do with the Konica line of lenses and cameras. He has a detailed listing andimage quality assessmenton most all of the Konica Hexanon AR 35mm lenses. If anyone is interested in getting some really good manual lenses at very low pricing, this should be the reference site for which Konicalenses to buy or not to.


The good news about the Konica Hexanon line of lenses is that all the AR lenses use the same basic mount as the E-series Oly cameras-so no adapter is required. There are a couple of spacers that need to be added to the lens to eliminate about 2.5mil of extra space.On some lenses, the aperture limiting cam needs to be removed. It's a rather straight forward mod and should take about 15minutes.

Yes, Jim, the instructions on the link you provided are the ones that one would follow to make the mods. Although, there are others out there who have made more elaborate mods.

I've had a Konica Hexanon AR50mm F1.7lens thatI occasionally bring out andshoot with. Here's a link to one of the photos taken recently.



zig-123 is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 5:03 AM.