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    Re: OK, here's my camera now ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Godfrey View Post
    Yes, I believe in *PROPER* lens hoods ... ;-)


    It also looks delightfully stark and business-like ... ;-)
    This looks eastheticly perfect ! Good luck with it.
    Does it fit your G1 as well now?
    Greetings, Michiel

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    Re: OK, here's my camera now ...

    Yes, it really does look great. :-)

    Quote Originally Posted by Michiel Schierbeek View Post
    Does it fit your G1 as well now?
    The Konica lens works very nicely on E-1, L1 and G1 bodies (the last with DMW-MA1 adapter). The question yet to be determined is whether it performs better than the Olympus G.Zuiko 40mm f/1.4 that can only be used on the G1 (with its adapter ...). ;-)

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    Re: Info/adaptor for Hexanon 40 f/1.8

    Quote Originally Posted by Mingjai View Post
    Not Godfrey, but try running the search "55mm metal lens hood" on Ebay--looks like there are a few similar hoods for decent prices.

    Something like this...
    The lens hood I'm using is a B+W Metal Telephoto hood... I had it already in a 58mm size, but they make 55mm that will screw in directly:
    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/.../B_W_65069627_55mm_Screw_In_Metal_Telephoto.html
    The one you pointed to is a lot less expensive! ;-)

    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.
    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.

    Working on some photos from this morning's walk...

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    ... first three pictures posted to flickr ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Mingjai View Post
    ... Now we're just waiting for some results from your new lens.
    But what the heck, I'll post them here too ... :-)


    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.

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    Re: ... first three pictures posted to flickr ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Godfrey View Post

    ISO 100 @ f/1.8 @ 1/320 sec
    flickr page: http://www.flickr.com/photos/gdgphoto/3526297825/
    This is a striking image--something about the juxtaposition of colors and the interesting (but not distracting) background creates an interesting dynamic.

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    Re: ... first three pictures posted to flickr ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Mingjai View Post
    This is a striking image--something about the juxtaposition of colors and the interesting (but not distracting) background creates an interesting dynamic.
    Thank you!

    I've posted three more photos made with the Konica 40mm, this time fitted to the G1, to my flickr.com account:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/gdgphoto/3527104953/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/gdgphoto/3527917120/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/gdgphoto/3527105201/

    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!

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    Re: Info/adaptor for Hexanon 40 f/1.8

    Quote Originally Posted by Mingjai View Post
    Not Godfrey, but try running the search "55mm metal lens hood" on Ebay--looks like there are a few similar hoods for decent prices.

    Something like this...

    Godfrey-- 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.
    I checked your link---is it really red??? LOL. I def. need one--and need one for a 24 52mm also, but am unsure what to get. My EF 28 has a very shallow hood--petal type--would I need similar for the 24 and G1?

    Diane
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    Re: Info/adaptor for Hexanon 40 f/1.8

    Quote Originally Posted by Diane B View Post
    I checked your link---is it really red??? LOL. I def. need one--and need one for a 24 55mm also, but am unsure what to get. My EF 28 has a very shallow hood--petal type--would I need similar for the 24 and G1?

    Diane
    Hi Diane,

    I buy all my hoods from heavystar. No, they are not red... black is the only option. They are good, rigid and come without surprises. Screw it on and let stay on...

    For my FD 24/2 I use a a hood labeled "normal". It works just fine.

    regards, /Jonas

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    Re: Info/adaptor for Hexanon 40 f/1.8

    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.



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    Re: Info/adaptor for Hexanon 40 f/1.8

    Quote Originally Posted by Diane B View Post
    But--I'll trust you LOL.



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    Re: Info/adaptor for Hexanon 40 f/1.8

    Regards hoods:

    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.

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    Re: Info/adaptor for Hexanon 40 f/1.8

    Hi,

    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.

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    Re: Info/adaptor for Hexanon 40 f/1.8

    Rafael, I'm shocked and horrified

    Those lenses deserve better! lol

    Kind Regards

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    Re: Info/adaptor for Hexanon 40 f/1.8

    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Mosley View Post
    Those lenses deserve better!


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    Question Re: Info/adaptor for Hexanon 40 f/1.8

    Now that I have it working I've been shooting a lot with the Konica 40. A very fine lens!

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    Re: Info/adaptor for Hexanon 40 f/1.8

    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:



    "Mittens"





    "Empty Chairs at Empty Tables"





    "Deaf Ears"





    "First Cut"






    These were shot RAW at either f/2.8 or f/4 and post processed in LR2.

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    Re: Info/adaptor for Hexanon 40 f/1.8

    Nice shots Mingjai. Great little lens and it has become the body cap for my G1.

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    Re: Info/adaptor for Hexanon 40 f/1.8

    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. :-)

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