The konica hexar its a brilliant camera, ive just struggled to make it work for me. It is known as the texas leica because of its hefty build quality and size. Compact 35mm cameras such as the ricoh gr1v konica hexar nikon 35ti. Saturday 21 february 2015 s r l s p m 0 5 s n o n ca the new of handson.
Electrical, electronic and cybernetic brand name index. Jan 26, 2018 the konica hexar manual focus mode, part three. Contax g1 to save a couple of bucks here is a small selection of shots taken with the g2. That, plus its virtually quiet stealth mode, make this a street camera par excellence. Best drones 2020 top 8 best drone with cameras to buy in 2020 duration. Konica minolta free user guide, instruction manual and.
The manual is automatically downloaded on the desktop or in the file downloads of your computer. Canomatic m70 korrigierten index als pdf hier herunterladen. The g2 also has two af modes continuous, which constantly adjusts. Show off your favorite photos and videos to the world, securely and privately show content to your friends and family, or blog the photos and videos you take with a cameraphone. The only true zoom lens for rangefinder cameras is the contax g2 carl zeiss 3570 mm variosonnar t lens with builtin zoom viewfinder. Offered with a magnesium alloy body, mounted with a konica hexar 35mmf2 lens that rumors to be par on with 6element7element 35mm summicron and equipped with the legendary silent mode that helps. Em10 hdr vs exposure bracketing micro four thirds talk. Accessory altix arriflex c mount canon ef canon efs canon fd canon fl canon m canon r compact camera contax g contax kiev contax yashica enlarger exakta film and chemistry fuji gfx fuji x fujica x hasselblad konica ar lmount large. 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 you see on this site, and that includes these fine hexars, just contact me and you can find out how to have them for your very own right then, now that all of the niceties are out of the way, cast your eyes on some lovely camera porn showing the. Konikas hexar series was lowend and positioned as lenses for beginners. The konica hexar af they have a manual focus one, is sort of a point and shoot because its fast, fits in your pocket and is not large and heavy. The contax cameras i have a g1 are quirky, and learning to get your subject exactly in the viewfinders little sights takes some practice, but once you understand how it works you will find it can auto focus just fine.
Aug 21, 2010 amateur photographer 21 august 2010 free download as pdf file. Having both the hexar is much more reminiscent of the. Is the konica hexar af a rangefinder, a pointandshoot, neither, or both. The hexar af camera i owned was pretty quick to obtain good focus, probably due to its wide lens. While styled like a rangefinder camera, and intended for a similar style of photography, in specification it is more like a larger point and shoot camera the konica hexar enjoys something of a cult status among film camera aficionados. Unfortunately for the konica hexar, i dont see it like that.
Aug 30, 2014 i used to use exposure bracketing a lot with my konica hexar and my contax g2 if i thought the ae wouldnt get it right. Contax is a japanese brand, later bought over by kyocerayashica, and. If i were to make direct comparisons, it would be with the contax g1 g2,or even a leica m. Online camera manual library this is the full text and images from the manual. Amateur photographer magazine is the worlds bestselling, longestrunning consumer weekly photographic magazine, first published in october 1884. If the item is a set of jpg images, i will convert them to a pdf and send them.
A very few lenses, such as the konica mhexanon dual or leica trielmar, let the user select among two or three focal lengths. In some ways it has no peer, justifying its cult camera status as the ideal stealth street camera. It seems to me that it shouldnt be beyond human wit to devise a workable integrated optical viewfinder for this type of camera. Thanks, fuji, for making the camera i need as a replacement for my dear, departed contax t2 compact film camera w gorgeous 38mm2. The lens is reputedly wonderful the design is similar to the nikkor 351. The thing i like g2 better is the faster shutter speed and easier manual operations, as well as the. Canon m fuji x leica m m43 nikon 1 nikon f olympus 43 pentax k pentax q samsung nx sony a sony e sony fe. These pages are dedicated to full text chinon, ricoh, sears, kodak, cosina, fujica, maranda, ansco, agfa, konica cameras, flashes, winders. Amateur photographer digital single lens reflex camera.
Today, a contax g2 sells used for less than a new nikon d5000. The g2 also has two af modes continuous, which constantly adjusts focus as the camera is moved, and single, which is a safety mode, focusing as the focus. Note that you dont have to switch camera andor lens to manual focus mode. Tak tomu je doposud a velmi pravdepodobne to tak i zustane neni to ale tak davno, co jsem hovoril s kolegou rovnez pentaxistou t. The fuji gw690iii is a rangefinderstyle camera, just like the mamiya, but offers slightly lowergrade optics and a greatly reduced price. I should next compare the tc1 with the hexar af and contax t should be close. I have heard it called the perfect street camera because of its fast wide angle and extremely quite operation. The chassis of the hexar rf appears to be identical to that used by the contax g2, with different top and bottom plates and similar but not identical film transport and shutter mechanisms. It also has some unique features, such as a stealth mode that makes it one of the quietest of 35mm cameras. Flickr is almost certainly the best online photo management and sharing application in the world. It has helped generations of photographers to improve their skills. In fact, i just did a shutter lag ranking between the contax tvs3, minolta tc1, leica cm, ricoh gr1, yashica t4, and stylus epic and found the minolta tc1 to be the fastest, with the ricoh gr1 2nd.
Fujifilm instax mini 9 instant film camera holiday bundle, flamingo pink. Just came across this thread and wanted to let you know that im pretty sure you could buy a pdf of the g2 repair manual from nippon photo clinic. Just set the aperture to f8 in p mode and start shooting. Konica hexar af was peter lindbergh using one in nyc when. But once in a while, something comes along that defies categorization. Zx7 re voightlander bessa r the solutions of need for speed pu including gforce cards solutions exakta 66 medium format slr camera. Jan 03, 2016 best drones 2020 top 8 best drone with cameras to buy in 2020 duration. Contax g1 image by suleyman demir image rights contax g1 is a 35mm film autofocus electronic rangefinder camera manufactured by kyocera co. The contax g camera line consists of two cameras, the g1 and g2, interchangeablelens cameras sold by kyocera under the contax brand in competition with the leica m7, cosina voigtlander bessar, and konica hexar rf. The konica hexar rf is a 35 mm rangefinder camera which was sold by konica. Issuu is a digital publishing platform that makes it simple to publish magazines, catalogs, newspapers, books, and more online. Picking a few holes in the untouchable a konica hexar.
While the hexar rf appears in some ways similar to the earlier autofocus konica hexar camera, it seems to share few if any components with that camera. There was also a fixed lens version, the konica hexar af. The konica hexar, first released in 1993, is a fixedlens, autofocus camera from konica with a 35mm f2 lens, rather expensive when new. Contax g2 vs g1, leica m6, hexar af a comparison of the contax g2 and g1, the leica m6 and hexar af.
The konica hexar is a 35 mm fixedlens, fixed focal length autofocus camera which was produced through the 1990s. Konicas gold hexar special 120th anniversary camera. Ive been using a borrowed hexar rf with a 35mm lens, and liking it to the point where ive seriously considered buying a hexar af with the fixed 35mm lens. Receive a high quality printed and bound manual in days. The successor to the g1, the contax g2, has improved autofocus performance and a series of new features and ergonomic enhancements. Easily share your publications and get them in front of issuus. Konica hexar af modern fast lensed camera in the 70s tradition. Scribd is the worlds largest social reading and publishing site. Accessory altix arriflex c mount canon ef canon efs canon fd canon fl canon m canon r compact camera contax g contaxkiev contaxyashica enlarger exakta film and chemistry fuji gfx fuji x fujica x hasselblad konica ar lmount large. The same way is also possible if you prefer to search by choosing the menu.
All our user guides are for pdf format portable document format. Contax offers three interchangeable focusing screens in addition to the normal horizontal split image with microprism ring. I first learned about this camera in mid 2017 as i stumbled across a few frames posted online and instagram. The konica hexar af the quietest camera in the world. Contax stylised as contax in the kyocera era began as a camera model in the zeiss ikon line in 1932, and later became a brand name. Konica hexar instruction manual, user manual, pdf manual. I never did save enough for the g2 and eventually got a konica auto s2 to fill my.
Camera repair news it is my sad duty to announce that a number of cameras will no longer be serviced by their makers in japan. Its certainly a step down from the manual focus control of the contax t2, which is a much smaller camera. In general, it is a good lens, but the image quality, especially the sharpness, is a little inferior to the similar hexanon lenses, the hexanon hexanon ar 5 mm f3. Not a company to be left out in the cold with all the new limited edition millennium coming out, konica announced the konica hexar rf limited. The final products under the contax name were a line of 35 mm, medium format, and digital cameras engineered and manufactured by kyocera, and. The konica hexar manual focus mode, part three youtube. Strana 1 z 8 legenda leica vlozeno do mf malej format, kino a jeste mensi krabicky. User guide for contax camera, free instruction manual. Sharp,neutral colours,ca lower than zeiss sonnar cy 52.
Contax g2 autofocus 35mm rangefinder camera body, chrome. The manual focus wheel was moved from the top deck to the front, to about the same position as where the focusing wheel was located on classic dresden and stuttgart contax rangefinders. These lenses were not manufactured at konika factories, but presumably to the order and at the factories of tamron. The modern, smooth, autofocus contax g2 system is significantly more advanced and refined than the 1950sbased manual focus leica system of today. The konica hexar is a truly special 35mm rangefinder. Is the konica hexar af a rangefinder, a pointandshoot, neither. Is the konica hexar af a rangefinder, a pointandshoot. See more ideas about camera photography, vintage cameras and old cameras. The hexar af is an interestpiquing rangefinder that seems to make waves in the film shooter community from time to time. If the mamiya 7 ii is too far out of your price range, get this. Its 35mm f2 lens is very nice, it has very good active autofocus, a nice bright.
The contax g2 is an advanced autofocus rangefinder style 35mm film camera. Along side the automatic functions common to the genre of cameras the konica hexar best fits into, it features aperture priority and even a full manual mode. Contax ax vibration damping contents spring 2000 issue of photomedia magazine re konica hexar rf more data re my new hexar rf re pentax zx5n vs. Minolta 7sii well finished, average features for its class. Jul 16, 2017 along side the automatic functions common to the genre of cameras the konica hexar best fits into, it features aperture priority and even a full manual mode. We have been in business for over 40 years and have hundreds of. It is compatable with award winning contax g lenses which were all designed by zeiss. Theres a real wide angle prime, a widenormal to complement the 35mm we already have, a portrait lens and a prosumer zoom. List of many other camera manuals collected michael butkus jr.
Af s dx nikkor 15mm f4g af s dx nikkor 24mm f2g af s dx nikkor 35mm f1. The g2 can make mistakes, which will be obvious if you check the distance. The camera used the bayonet konica kmmount, a copy of the leica mmount, thus sharing interchangeable lenses with those designed for leica cameras and others. The konica hexar af has a growing cult following, the main reason being its outstanding fixed f2 lens, which some have likened to a leica summicron. Am i crazy or is this the new konica hexar in reply to godfrey oct 3, 2009 i sold my last 35mm film camera earlier this easier ricoh gr1. Electronic manual focus override is performed in the following way. If you arent completely happy just return the manual for a full refund. For fujifilm instax mini 7s 8 9 25 50s 70 film camera fuji instant photo sheets. As many of you may know, i have been arranging repair jobs for a number of japanese camera brands for a few years now. In the mid1970s, konica offered a series of inexpensive budget lenses alongside the standard hexanons for their slr system. Always check the analog focus indicator in the finder to be sure that the distance makes sense. On top of this, it also offers a few extra options often lauded as hidden features that unlock its potential.
With my em10, i can adjust exposure, iso, and just about anything else and see what im going to get when i press the shutter all the way down. At leitz management i would be seriously concerned now about a few things. The price seems to be 34 of the price for a leica x1, but i would prefer the fuji any time, even at the same price. Provides various types of vintage analog cameras, manual lenses for sale and we also offer articles about analog camera photography and events in bekti supriadi. Yet this split isnt so much a reflection on the lens itself, rather a. They were the official usa repair center for kyoceracontax until kyocera ended support for the cameras and they still have all the remaining parts, calibration tools, etc. There were three different hexar ar lenses with popular focal lengths of 28, 5, and 200 mm. Lots of sample images though this video is sponsored by glass key photo. Since then, ap as it is affectionately known to its readers has been the bible for both amateur and professional photoenthusiasts around the world. I prefer chromed brass, dials, knobs, and making my own decisions the hexars manual mode is so unwieldy as to be utterly offputting. Contax g1 a tragic story i finally get a contax g1 for myself, and tragedy strikes.
Konica hexar af a quiet camera for quiet moments leave that couch. The all metal chassis is clad almost entirely in titanium alloy, a beautiful finish. In the case of the hexar af, in just 6 minutes my 3 great hexar afs became greater as i reprogrammed all 3 via the slightly longwinded, but easytofollow reprogramming steps easily found online to include features left out of my particular editions, i. High points include a fast sharp lens combined with. A comparison of the contax g2 and g1, the leica m6 and hexar af. Because with film, you dont see the results until the negatives come back. View and download contax g2 instruction manual online. All was fine and dandy, with lots of happy cameras going back to their owners working like a dream. Its helped me make some of my favorite images in years. The back has a small window to display the details printed on the.
Better and more intuitive manual overrides across the board. If you like the contax g2 you might like to also have a look at. Fujifilm instax mini instant film for mini 8,9,50s,70,90,25 and polaroid pic 300. The konica hexar af is a wonderful available light candid camera, yet deceptively simply and deceptively complex. Amateur photographer 21 august 2010 digital single lens.1388 1112 280 1431 1551 1369 1235 244 1694 741 1011 1101 1643 404 1583 1280 521 1109 68 1670 844 730 174 1589 24 840 230 1460 285 478 452 335 1400 136 1299 72 202 1469 617 1016 767