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Konica Hexanon AR 85 mm f/ 1.8 Lens

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Konica Hexanon AR 85 mm f/ 1.8 lens

Konica Hexanon AR 85 mm f/ 1.8 lens

Konica Hexanon AR 85 mm f/ 1.8 lens

Konica Hexanon AR 85 mm f/ 1.8 lens

Konica Hexanon AR 85 mm f/ 1.8 lens

Optical design

Konica Hexanon AR 85 mm f/ 1.8 optical design

Format: 35mm SLR

Type: Prime lens

Focusing: Manual Focus (MF)

Lens mounts: Konica AR

First year of production: 1966

Last year of production: 1987

Optical design: 6 elements in 5 groups

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Average price: $557

Specifications:

Focal lengthMax. apertureMin. apertureBladesMin. Focus (m.)Filter Ø (mm.)Weight (gr/oz)Length (mm/in)
85mmf/1.8f/166155390/13,867/2,6

Additional information:

The Konica Hexanon AR 85 mm f// 1.8  is a legendary portrait lens for SLR cameras with the Konica  AR bayonet mount.

It came in two variants with the same optical scheme.  The early variant came in an all-metal frame (it was borrowed from the Konica F bayonet mount). The subsequent  variant has a rubber-coated focusing ring.

The Konica Hexanon AR 85 mm f/ 1.8 produces a high-quality image, high resolution and contrast at the center and on the edges, nice color  rendering, balanced bokeh and splendid flexibility when wide open.

Distortion is practically absent.

Side, back and scattered light is not well handled, and  it is extremely recommended to use a hood.

The Konica Hexanon AR 85 mm  f/ 1.8  is rather rare on today's secondary market and much more expensive than other lenses for Konica AR. But in the photographer's skilled hands it pays the cost completely.

It can be recommended as an excellent lens for portraiture as well as for artistic photography  with a shallow depth of field.  

Because of a small flange focal distance it is difficult to use the Konica Hexanon AR 85 mm  f/ 1.8 on modern digital SLR cameras(bayonet modification required), but it can be easily used on  mirrorless cameras.


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Posted by: Sergei Borodin   Date of publication: 25.02.2011

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