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Hexanon 21mm f/2.8
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 12:14 am    Post subject: Hexanon 21mm f/2.8 Reply with quote

Another phenomenal Hexanon! Some more thoughts about it here:
http://fourbillionyears.org/wide-angle-magic-the-konica-hexanon-21mm-f2-8/#

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 5:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:50 am    Post subject: Re: Hexanon 21mm f/2.8 Reply with quote

fourbillionyears wrote:
Another phenomenal Hexanon! Some more thoughts about it here:
http://fourbillionyears.org/wide-angle-magic-the-konica-hexanon-21mm-f2-8/#

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Great write-up on your site, Alberto, and absolutely wonderful photos. I especially like the one above!

To whom it may be of interest, here is some additional info about the Hexanon 21/12.8:
In my database I have the production codes and serial numbers of 71 of them. The image that emerges is that approximately 2,400 units were made in two distinct batches. The first 2,000 or so (SN 6840017 to 6841883) were made between January 1979 and December 1980, and the other 400 or so (SN 6845113 to 6845560) were made in May and June 1984. Curiously, the two batches seem to have slightly different SN runs not a single lens on the list has a SN falling between 6842000 and 6845000.

The sample is modest, so my estimations are tentative. As the sample grows, it may be necessary to revise the production numbers, but I strongly suspect it wont be by much, if at all. A 21mm lens was something of a specialty lens in those days. The price tag (over $200) reflected this and the market for it was relatively small.


PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Impressive results, another lens to look for!


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a pleasure to see. sharp, natural, robust in microcontrast. And well composed. Like 1 Like 1
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whoo Turtle Congrats


PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beautiful shots. Really enjoyed your right up on your website. Along with your other reviews.