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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Many Hexar AF functions are completely inaccessible if you don’t know the secret unlabeled commands. There is no scratches. If there is a “worst camera instruction book” award, the Hexar AF may get first prize.
The Hexar’s body is about the same size as the M6, though slightly thicker.
5 Frames with a Konica Hexar AF – By James Nguyen
You most likely have the sticky shutter problem if you experience this. The lens was highly regarded and it just seemed so simple and right. The Classic and the Rhodium seem to fetch more on the used market. The Hexar AF is one of my favorit cameras. Contents [ show ]. The viewfinder is located on the far upper left-hand side of the camera when seen from the rear in a position similar to that traditionally used for rangefinder cameras.
Part of the image quality of this camera has to do with the fantastic 35mm f2 lens on the front of it. Oddly Konica has never seemed to do all it can to promote the Hexar AF — many experienced photogs have never even heard of it, much less seen one.
Thanks for the review! In some ways it has no peer, justifying its “cult” camera status as the ideal stealth street camera.
Shutter speed is accurate from low speed to high speed.
Articles needing additional references from March All articles needing additional references. While technically a point and shoot camera, the Konica Hexar AF is actually quite large in the hand.
There is no balsam separation. A self-timer button, also on the camera’s top plate, can be used to trigger an exposure with a time delay of approximately 10 seconds cancelable. If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it.
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KEH used to be so simple to navigate and find what you want. It would be great for film sets or courtrooms. High points include a fast sharp lens combined with incredibly quiet and fast operation — quieter and faster in operation than a Leica M6!!
On the right, 3 fast lensed available light cameras: Views Read Edit View history. I have a fuji x and the RX1 — not really the same feel. Konica cameras Products introduced in Thanks Jim, always honored to see on of my reviews on your list! No friend, I actually took it with me because after class was over, I was free to walk around the streets of New York City.
Thanks Buz, always nice to hear from you my friend!! The camera uses an electromagnetic stepper motor shutter. This allows you to get accurate flash exposures with any flash, so long as you set the correct GN. Note the metering and AF sensors in the traditional self timer position, built in hand grip.
Konica Hexar AF
How would this be limiting for you? Thank you for commenting You are commenting using your Facebook account. Konica apparently does not use the “Hexar AF” terminology. This means that manual camera settings ISO value or exposure compensation must be used to account for light reduction due to any filter fitted.
A strange thing is that jexar LCD frame counter disappears whenever you depress the shutter release slightly: The tutorial can be found easily on YouTube. The camera is well built, small, silent, lightweight, and gives you everything you need to take a good image in a compact package. The camera is fitted with a 35mm fixed- focal length lens with autofocus and with a large maximum aperture of f2. I always come back to it for — as you say — it does not exist in the digital world. This is mostly true for the black version.
Reading comments konca yours inspires me, thank you. For example, you can set up the Hexar for manual focus or hyperfocal focus or what have you, but for that you need to rely on pressing a bunch of buttons all of which you need a manual or look up online on how to do it.
Not bad, not great. Patreon allows those of you who would like to support 35mmc on a monthly basis with a small regular donations. The body hsxar be held in one hand if need be thanks to a nice right handed grip molded into the body. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
It is a beautiful camera with a very beautiful rendering.