Konica Hexanon AR legacy manual focus lenses
- Konica Hexanon lenses are generally well regarded lenses which were designed for a 35mm film SLR system, but can be fitted to mirrorless camera systems
- popular lenses for mirrorless camera systems include:
- 35mm f/2
- 40mm f/1.8
- 57mm f/1.2 - these sell for over $500 in excellent optical condition.
- 57mm f/1.4 - these sell for under $100
a little Konica history
- Konica goes back to 1873 when Konishi-ya, the forerunner of Konica, was established in Tokyo.
- 1960 saw the introduction of the Konica F, the world's first SLR camera with a built-in exposure meter.
- their last SLR, the Konica TC-X, was introduced in 1984.
- in 2003, Konica merged with Minolta which was then taken over by Sony.
main eras of lenses
- Brushed-chrome ring, scalloped-like metal focus ring, no EE lock. Also includes ARP and ARM lenses.
- All black lenses(except 1000 & 2000mm), scalloped-like metal focus ring. Also includes some ARP and ARM lenses.
- All black lenses (except 1000 & 2000mm) with a rubberized, checkered pattern, round focus ring, and with EE lock.
late 1970's onwards
- All black (except 1000mm), with EE being changed to AE, better multi-coating, and with some models also designated UC.
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