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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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Limited production model of units. Well done and enjoy your M4…. Buz Like Liked by 1 person.

The guys who designed it must have had fun hiding the functions with no labels on the controls kohica “Oh yeah, well look at this, I can do even better, they won’t be able to figure this one out even if they have the instruction booklet The overall build quality konoca the Hexar AF is incredibly solid. The Hexar AF has to be my favorite 35mm film camera. Active infrared from 2 feet to infinity in steps.

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Thanks and keep them coming! Right now, for a limited time, get a great deal on the hot and capable Fuji X-A3! Same camera with databack, the “Autodate” Databack Hexar pictured to the right: Above condition is based on my own Only tiny flaw I could notice was a small scratch to the back of the top plate. It brings me back to a great time in life and won me over by delivering great photos time after time.


Light is metered through a sensor on the front of the camera body rather than using TTL metering or a sensor inside the filter ring. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Although I enjoy my new Leica M very much, the Hexar AF is just a camera that helped me make the biggest step into photography and changed my photography style and perspective.

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Konica Hexar – Wikipedia

Two of them suffered the sticky shutter thing. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: On the right, 3 fast lensed available light cameras: Lens cap, Instruction manual.

The photos on this page do not illustrate all that the Hexar is capable of. The Konica Hexar is a 35 mm fixed- lensfixed focal length autofocus camera which was produced through the s. Additionally, getting to the ISO setting kknica making selections accordingly is weird. That said, the Konica Hexar AF lens is truly great!

The Konica Hexar AF

A metal pull-out lens konicw surrounds the lens. Our affiliate has it with the mm kit lens a very nice lens at a great price! It may focus or not. Part of the image quality of this camera has to do with the fantastic 35mm f2 lens on the front of it. The fact that the Hexar is a point and shoot allows me the freedom to concentrate on the light, subject, composition, etc, etc.

Shutter speed is accurate from low speed to high speed. If you do have an original Hexar with the old software, get it updated as soon as you can. Reply lasousa August hexag, at Skip to main content.


Perhaps it was my copy of the Summicron but the Hexar lens appeared slightly sharper probably more contrasty than the Summicron, the bokeh less funky, which kind of makes sense since it is of a much newer vintage than the Leica.

If there is a “worst camera instruction book” award, the Hexar AF may get first prize. Sign In Don’t have an account? Your articles are really really insightful.

Later-production examples of the Hexar supported four features not available in earlier units: The Konica Hexar enjoys something of a “cult status” among film camera aficionados because of the quality of its lens, rangefinder -style ergonomics and interesting and useful operating modes notably its “silent mode”. This is mostly true for the black version. Every features can be unlock for every version of the hexar with some kind of firmware procedure to know this procedure search for the charles clemens’ comment in the Richard Caruana’s review.

It also has some unique features, such as a “stealth mode” that makes it one of the quietest of 35mm cameras despite its automatic winding. The viewfinder uses projected parallax -corrected brightline framelines which shows the field of view to be captured when a photograph is taken. 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.