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Hexanon 1,7/50 or Mamiya 1,8/55 (6/5)
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:08 pm    Post subject: Hexanon 1,7/50 or Mamiya 1,8/55 (6/5) Reply with quote

I have now as my normal lens an Hexanon 1,7/50 version 2.

I can buy a Mamiya Sekor SX 1,8/55 (6/5 version)


Is the Mamiya better than the very good Hexanon?

Any experience with both?

Thank you.


PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Both are very capable lenses.
I am unsure how one would be better than the other, but I think it might come down to what you shoot and how you shoot.
I have never owned the Mamiya SX lens but have used both the Hexanon and the older M42 Auto Mamiya-Sekor 1.8/55
I much preferred the Mamiya over the Hexanon for the way it handled for me, and I sold the Hexanon.
Incidentally, I could find no difference in sharpness between mine, but the Mamiya rendering is delightful.
Tom


PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't have the MS 55 1.8 but IMHO the konica would be hard to beat. I recommend you get both. Then report back.... Laugh 1


PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you, guys.

AFAIK, the history of the Mamiya lens 55/1,8 (6/5 version) had begun with the DTL lenses. The last of DTL was 6/5 w/o any external

difference with the 6/4 version till I saw.

This 6/5 version was continued in the ES for XTL mount.

And finally, it died with the M42 SX version.

In the QBM mount, the planar 50/1,8 was made, not the MAMIYA SX 55/1,8.


PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Mamiya is very good, but I would be curious to get the famous Hexanon too !


PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't have the Hexanon, but the Mamiya Sekor SX 1,8/55 is just about my favourite lens in the 50mm range, it's very good.


PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have both the Mamiya and several 1.7/50mm Hexanons.

The 1.7/50mm Hexanons certainly are good lenses (especially considering their low price), but not better than e. g. a Minolta MD-III 1.7/50mm (which is the weakest of the Minolta 1.7/50mm lenses).

I may post a few images tomorrow.

Stephan


PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you, very much

All my Minolta's 50/58 mm lenses are very good, yes.

My prefer were

58/1,2 and MC 50/1,4

My 50/1,7 never like me so much. They are very good, obviusly.}

But I like anothers more.

I had a mamiya 2/50 (DOT version) and it was very good lens too, but I read that the 1,8/55 2° version is better.