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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The camera is well built, small, silent, lightweight, and gives you everything you need to take a good image in a compact package. The Hexar AF relies on active-infrared focus. The lens was highly regarded and it just seemed so simple and right.

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One notable feature of the Konica Hexar is its “silent mode”, which can be selected by a button on the camera top plate, when powering up. When introduced, no US dealers wanted them. Automatic flash exposure is available when used with this HX unit, in variable-aperture automatic mode when set to [P]rogram mode useful for fill-flashfixed-aperture automatic flash mode when set to [A] or nexar modes or manual mode when the flash is set to “P-full”.

Konica later released a rangefinder camera, the Hexar RFwith some perhaps superficial similarities to the Hexar camera.


Recommended reading Down the Road. In this mode, the camera is amazingly quiet when advancing film. A metal pull-out lens hood surrounds the lens. This page was last edited on 12 Novemberat Other products and companies referred to herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies or mark holders.

Includes generic lens cap. Not bad, not great. This is mostly true for the black version. Every change made it worse and worse and now I never go there any more. Konica Konica Hexar AF. You are commenting using your Twitter account.

Very clean and clear. Information in this document is subject to change without notice. At the same time, there are things that could drive you a bit nuts if you crave more full control.

This means that manual camera settings ISO value or exposure compensation must be used to account for light reduction due to any filter fitted. At f2 you obviously get the best bokeh. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Thanks Buz, always nice to hear from you my friend!! AE Lock combined with AF lock by slightly depressing shutter release. The camera has a flash hot-shoe, and was often sold with a dedicated Konica Hx flash unit.

The Konica Hexarfirst released inis a fixed-lens, autofocus camera from Konica with a 35mm f2 lens, rather expensive when new. Browse Related Browse Related. The Classic and the Rhodium seem to fetch more on the used market.

Buying through these links helps support Camera Legend to bring you more reviews of the cameras and lenses you want to see. Many dust specks in the viewfinder but doesn’t affect viewing at all. The closest modern equivalent I would say is the Sony RX1 series. Tiny scuffs from normal use.


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Support the upkeep of 35mmc 35mmc will always remain free for to read and enjoy. Thanks for the review! For the similarly named manual-focus camera, see Konica Hexar RF. I happened to meet the retired US Sales Konica sales manager. The relatively large size of the camera may also be a contributing factor to it being perceived as a traditonal rangefinder.

When the end of a film is reached or the manual rewind button pressedthe film is wound back into the film canister, with a brief pause to allow konicaa film to be removed “leader out” if desired.

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Post was not sent – check your email addresses! For those who enjoy it the most, there are two jexar you can throw a few pennies into the proverbial tip jar: Oddly Konica has never seemed to do all it can to promote the Hexar AF — many experienced photogs have never even heard of it, much less seen one.

The Hexar AF is one of my favorit cameras. The Hexar AF is capable of brilliant color capture, especially with a film like Reala. The lens accepts lens filters of 46mm diameter however, camera settings must be manually adjusted to compensate for any reduction in light transmission caused by the filter.

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