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Konica Hexanon AR 135mm f3.2
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2015 3:51 am    Post subject: Konica Hexanon AR 135mm f3.2 Reply with quote

My son was gracious enough to lend me his copy of this lens for some trial shots.
I like it and I have included some images below.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2015 4:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice work. This is one of the best 135mms and perhaps the best for close ups of flowers etc.


PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2015 4:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, this lens is one of the best portrait lenses.
Haven't try on close range.


PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2015 5:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Indeed nice samples! I have it too, should use it more, it's an amazing lens, very sharp from wide open!


PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2015 6:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

noticed some people say CZJ 135/3.5 is very sharp wide open but the hexanon 135/3.2 is far more better wide open! it is sharper and has better color rendering and much less CAs!







PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2015 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agreed this is a wonderful lens. What has surprised me in the last several months, here in the USA, is that the price of this lens has become perhaps a third to a quarter of what it once was. For anyone not already an owner of this "must have" lens, now is the time to buy! Wink


PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2015 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I recently bought the Konica Hexanon 3.2/135mm. Using it on 24MP FF (A7II) i must admit that i'm very pleased with the lens. It has less CAs than the renowned four-lens Minolta MC/MD 2.8/135mm and slightly more detail resolution in the corners.

I agree that my Carl Zeiss Jena Sonnar 3.5/135mm (M42) doesn't reach the level of the Hexanon 3.2/135mm.

Stephan


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2015 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

guardian wrote:
What has surprised me in the last several months, here in the USA, is that the price of this lens has become perhaps a third to a quarter of what it once was.


if i had to speculate why the price dropped in the USA, my reason would be high shipping costs. that's what deterred me from buying from USA in last couple of years. when looking for lenses i prefer UK ebay, because of reasonable shipping, and fast delivery (sometimes package from UK arrives faster then a package inside my country).


PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2017 1:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beautiful autumnal weather here and the native dahlias are in flower.
These plus some other garden bits and bobs


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An enlargement of the image above. Note the cricket hiding in the blossom - you can just see its hind legs and antenna
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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2017 2:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Like 1 small Like 1 small Like 1 small wonderful colors Thomas!


PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2017 2:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Like Dog Whoo Turtle


PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2017 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kds315* wrote:
Like 1 small Like 1 small Like 1 small wonderful colors Thomas!

Like 1+1


PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2017 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WOW!! Excellent.


PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2017 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now there is a lens i still need to try!


PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2017 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pancolart wrote:
Now there is a lens i still need to try!


Did you already try the Hexanon AR 2.5/135mm? It is quite similar in its performance, apart from the fact that its focusing doesn't go down to 1.0m:
http://artaphot.ch/konica-ar/lens-tests/505-135mm-ar-hexanons-f25-f32-f35

Stephan