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Konica Hexanon 40mm/1.8 lens on Fuji

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Forum' started by beakhammer, Jan 7, 2018.

  1. AdrianG

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    The Leica Elmarit-M ASPH 28mm is the perfect 28mm by 2018 standards if 1:2.8 is fast enough. The adapter adds little to its tiny size and you could use a close focus adapter with the Sony. It's difficult to comment on 50's because there's so many of them and everyone has their own opinion on what a 50mm lens should be. Leica lenses are impeccable but generally not for people who look for great bokeh or dreamy rendering etc.
     
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    A 90mm macro is almost certain to be next, thanks for the heads up on the Vivitar. Natalie Cortez was asking about promo shots for a side-project she is putting together and I may be able to swing one after that.
    As for the 35 1.4, it's been on my list since before I even bought my E1. And considering price-wise they aren't too much more used than what I just paid for my Rokinon, I may be able to get it in the next year or two. Sooner if business picks up. Until then, the Konica 40 isn't a terrible substitute.
     
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    Not to sidetrack the thread any more than has already been done, but - yes. was looking into it over the past few days and it may just be the next on my "eyes on the prize" list. Also interested in the Voigtlander Color Skopar 28/3.5, but I'm kinda at the point where I don't want to f*ck around with older gear anymore. It may just be worth it to save (and save, and save) for a new Elmarit, and if I don't get along with it, sell it. Leica is one brand which doesn't seem to depreciate too badly. Do you have experience with other, older versions?

    Edit- of course I'll be keeping my Takumars and Lydith and Helios for when I want more character, but I'm tired of fussing about with weird mechanical quirks and too-pronounced character. Interested in a "reference lens"
     
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    Don't bother with older Leica 28mm lenses. The Voigtlander Ultron M 28mm 1:2.0 is better than all of them and less expensive new. If you want to save money, that's your best bet. Thats talking about M glass, I know nothing about SLR glass in this FL. The Elmarit is the preferred lens due to finder blockage issues. Your Sony has no finder and you might want to look into the Summicron ASPH. This is the ultimate Leica wide angle. It's not much larger than the Elmarit, not enough to matter for you. You find the Summicron ASPH for the same price used as the Elmarit ASPH. A new Ultron costs half a used Summicron or Elmarit. There's a Zeiss ZM lens, too, but I know nothing about it. You should be aware that Leica rendering is not to everybodys liking. I suggest you visit a Leica store and try these lenses.

    I payed 1500-ish new for my Elmarit. I could sell it today for the same price.
    I wolud have payed more for the Summicron, it is the better lens, yet it would't be worth more today.
    An Elmarit ASPH or Summicron ASPH isn't better new than used and it doesn't last longer.
    I don't know if your Sony can handle a Leica WA. I think some Sonys can and some can't, but I don't know which. Maybe, after you got yourself a Leica lens, you find you need a real camera too, hehehe.
     
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