The Konica Hexar AF has many talents, most of them hidden Now, before people go and get their knickers in a twist, I do sell all of the cameras. The Hexar AF has to be hands down one of the best made 35mm film AF focusing for Infrared films — adjustable for Kodak or Konica IR films. I have now sold my Konica Hexar AF, but to be honest, I regret it somehow. Although I enjoy my new Leica M very much, the Hexar AF is just.
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5 Frames with a Konica Hexar AF – By James Nguyen
The lens exhibited excellent tonality and reproduces colors superbly especially with a good color film like the old Reala or Velvia. The Hexar AF was sold as a luxurious point and shoot with a fabulous lens the lens is often compared to a leica summicron. Focus remains locked until the shutter release is pressed fully or the button released. The camera is fitted with a 35mm fixed- focal length lens with autofocus and with a large maximum aperture of f2.
I got my first Hexar AF in after reading an excellent and extensive review of the Hexar on a once great website called Photo. I was satisfied in every aspect: In other words, a lens from the 50s or 60s as great as they were, will konkca lack something an equivalent modern lens has, with all the advances made in coatings and computer design or corrections for optical ionica.
Reply lasousa August 22, at Hey Bro…this is a camera I have often thought about getting since it was introduced.
Personally I prefer the original Hexar over the later Hexars: It also has some unique features, such as a “stealth mode” that makes it one of the quietest of 35mm cameras despite its automatic winding. The Hexar’s body is about the same size as the M6, though slightly thicker.
Reading comments like yours inspires me, thank you. No problem in the shooting. You are commenting using your WordPress. Come to think of it, considering how poorly it’s written, woe to you if you buy a used Hexar lonica an instruction booklet. Not bad, not great.
The Konica Hexar AF
As I said, after reading that excellent review on Photo. I happened to meet the retired US Sales Konica sales manager. Even though you can manually set the settings, I always put it on A mode, choosing my desired aperture and letting the camera do the rest. It can be compared to the Nikon 35Tithe Contax T2 or the Ricoh GR1but the high quality construction, the fabulous lens and the price made of the Hexar an alternative to interchangeable-lens Rangefinder camera such as the Contax G.
Every change made it worse and worse and now I never go there any more. There is no problem to take a photos. Although I enjoy my new Leica M very much, the Hexar AF is just a camera that helped me make the biggest step into photography and changed my photography style and perspective. The tutorial can be found easily on YouTube. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.
Twenty two years later, I still get a special feeling when I hold the Hexar and use it. Personally, I always put Portra in it and shoot with no problem.
Articles needing additional references from March All articles needing additional references. I got it in a trade plus cash deal from of all places…Photo.
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Camera: Konica Hexar AF · Lomography
And I miss it everyday. The Lost Commands of Hexar. This page was last updated: Learn how your comment data is processed. A Hexar Rhodium finish metallic pinkish in color was available as an alternative to the more standard black koonica. Certain things are also a bit odd. He remembers only 20 AutoDates being officially imported into the US. No cable release of any kind, the only substitute of sorts is the self timer. Browse Related Browse Related. The reason I say Photo.
Automatic flash exposure is available when used with this HX unit, hexae variable-aperture automatic mode when set to [P]rogram mode useful for fill-flashfixed-aperture automatic flash mode when set to [A] or [M] modes or manual mode when the flash is set to “P-full”. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. The lens was highly regarded and it just seemed so simple and right.
The viewfinder uses projected parallax -corrected brightline framelines which shows the field of view to be captured when a photograph is taken. Retrieved from ” https: The lens on the Hexar is considered to be of high quality for this type of camera and is often compared with other bexar lenses such as those from Leica. This camera is a joy to use. Lastly, manual focus with this camera is kind of a joke.
I have a fuji koniac and the RX1 — not really the same feel. Only tiny flaw I could notice was a small scratch to the back of the top plate.
I have read a few recently as Photography is a new hobby of mine so I want to try to get right up to speed with everything. Includes generic lens cap. Everything about it is designed to be low profile. The Hexar AF relies on active-infrared focus.
Your articles are really really insightful.