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Konica Hexanon AR 100 mm f/ 2.8 Lens

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Konica Hexanon AR 100 mm f/ 2.8 lens

Konica Hexanon AR 100 mm f/ 2.8 lens

Konica Hexanon AR 100 mm f/ 2.8 lens

Optical design

Konica Hexanon AR 100 mm f/ 2.8 optical design

Format: 35mm SLR

Type: Prime lens

Focusing: Manual Focus (MF)

Lens mounts: Konica AR, Konica AR

First year of production: 1963

Last year of production: 1986

Optical design: 5 elements in 4 groups

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Average price: $217


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Additional information:

The Konica Hexanon AR 100 mm f/2.8  is a fast telephoto 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, and the frame design was slightly changed. Besides the later variant has enhanced lens coatings.

The Konica Hexanon AR 100 mm f/ 2.8 produces a rather good picture even for today, good resolution across the frame, rather high contrast, and almost no distortion. When wide open, the picture is flexible in a portrait way and has a soft beautiful bokeh.

The lens is not well resistant to back and side light (the later variant is better). It is recommended to use it with a hood.

The Konica Hexanon AR 100 mm f/ 2.8  showed oneself to good advantage as a portrait lens, as well as for artistic photography with 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   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: SharkDD   Date of publication: 28.02.2011

Mechanical quality5.001
Optical quality4.001
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