Yes, it really does look great. :-)
The one you pointed to is a lot less expensive! ;-)
Tai went beyond the call of duty, without a doubt. I made a portrait of him, the first frame of made with the Konica 40 on the L1, that I'm sending him as a gift.I'm glad that you got your lens up and running. Sounds like Tai is a pure class individual. Now we're just waiting for some results from your new lens.
Working on some photos from this morning's walk...
ISO 100 @ f/2.8 @ 1/60 sec
flickr page: http://www.flickr.com/photos/gdgphoto/3526297701/
ISO 100 @ f/1.8 @ 1/320 sec
flickr page: http://www.flickr.com/photos/gdgphoto/3526297825/
ISO 100 @ f/2.8 @ 1/15 sec
flickr page: http://www.flickr.com/photos/gdgphoto/3527109124/
Captured with Panasonic L1 + Konica Hexanon AR 40mm f/1.8 lens.
Lovely lens for the L1, and equally nice on the G1. One thing becomes obvious when you use both bodies: it's much easier to focus the G1 with this lens than the L1. The EVF beats the L1's reflex viewfinder hands down. That's not to say it isn't doable, it just takes more practice and care to nail the focus correctly.
Comments always appreciated.
I've posted three more photos made with the Konica 40mm, this time fitted to the G1, to my flickr.com account:
All were made with the lens set to f/2.8.
One thing is quite clear: it's a heck of a lot easier to manually focus these adapted lenses with the G1 than it is with the L1. Makes me really wish Olympus or Panasonic would get off their duff and market a FourThirds system 40mm f/1.4 lens!
Last edited by Diane B; 17th May 2009 at 13:42.
Thanks Jonas. Just what I needed to know--I really really need several hoods. I have him as a 'saved seller' so I'll just go back and find the hoods I need. I agree---I like to leave my hoods on the lenses also--but I will say that the 55mm does look red. But--I'll trust you LOL.
I have a bunch of hoods from various lens experiments, B+W and others. So I've usually just poked around, found a reasonable match, then bought a step up ring.
In the USA, Kalt supplies metal, screw in lenshoods in many sizes that are virtually identical to the similar B+W hoods at 1/5 the price. These Heavystar hoods look good too.
you may remember that I own a 135mm and a 50mm Konica Hexanon AR.
I don't plan to use them on a very regular basis, so I did finally not bother to convert them in a professional way.
Instead, I use what probably is the cheapest conversion set ever
It works just fine, the pic I just posted in the Iris thread was made like this.
E-M1/GH2/G1 Full Spectrum & lots of lenses
Rafael, I'm shocked and horrified
Those lenses deserve better! lol
Now that I have it working I've been shooting a lot with the Konica 40. A very fine lens!
Here are my latest efforts with the Hex 40--nothing spectacular, just a few street scenes in downtown Minneapolis captured going to and from work:
"Empty Chairs at Empty Tables"
These were shot RAW at either f/2.8 or f/4 and post processed in LR2.
Nice shots Mingjai. Great little lens and it has become the body cap for my G1.
I've been examining exposures made with the Konica 40 and the Olympus Pen 40 lenses. It is striking just how similar their characteristics are. They are very nearly identical in rendering qualities, sharpness, rectilinear correction, CA and bokeh. Both are superb.
I'm very very pleased to see this. :-)