Monday, July 10, 2017

Digital Moments, Konica Hexanon AR 40mm F1.8

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Olympus Pen E-P5, Konica Hexanon AR 40mm F1.8

Digital Moments:

Konica Hexanon AR 40mm F1.8

'Five frames with the Konica Hexanon AR 40mm F1.8, in the garden with the Olympus Pen E-P5'

A digital moment session with a vintage film camera lens that will not burn a hole in your pocket, the pancake Konica Hexanon AR 40mm F1.8, a standard lens shipped with some Konica SLRs starting in 1979 and produced throughout the early 80s.

Olympus Pen E-P5, Konica Hexanon AR 40mm F1.8

The lens seems to be rather popular with mirrorless digital camera enthusiasts. The Konica AR mount has the shortest flange focal distance of any 35mm SLR system, and together with the M4/3 adapter that I use, the combo turns out to be a very compact package. The lens itself is 6 elements in 5 groups design, fairly light at 140g (5oz), with a minimum focus distance is 0.45m (1.5ft). The diaphragm has 6, slightly curved, blades.

Olympus Pen E-P5, Konica Hexanon AR 40mm F1.8

Another acknowledgment about the lens is that its build quality is rather good for such a low-cost lens. On the E-P5, the lens has an effective focal length of 80mm, which is well suited for portrait shooters.


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