Smitten with the Hexanon

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  1. denmark.yuzon

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    Konica Auto S2...

    This is my first rangefinder, and I bought it last January. Having it for a few months, i must say this is one incredible camera.. the lens is amazing! I'm always surprised everytime my negs come back from the lab..

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    Here's a few in c41 Black and white.. a mixture of Kodak BW400cn and Ilford XP2

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    More!

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    The beauty of a prime lens!!
     
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    Yes, and not just an ordinary prime lens.. Its a hexanon!
     
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    You're making me want one! Is it battery dependent, and does it use a modern battery?
     
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    Hi chazzy,

    It's not battery dependent.. It has shutter priority automatic exposure... But I prefer using it in manual mode.. The meter works in manual mode too.. I don't trust my Konica Auto S2's meter so I just shoot with Sunny16.. It doesn't use modern battery though it can be converted to take modern ones.. I use the modern energizer PX625 batteries..
     
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    Thanks very much. Konica lenses have a good reputation. The lenses for my Koni-Omega are excellent.
     
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    I have a Konica Auto S2. Great camera!

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    Konicas are splendid, although the range of lenses for my T4 isn't exactly great! The AR format was never considered a serious outlet for some of the alternative lens makers like the Canon and Nikons have with sigma. Having said that, one of my favourite lenses is the 50mm f/1.8 that's mounted on it right now! Beautifully sharp and crisp.
     
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    Actually the Konica Auto S2 made me lust for Konica cameras than Leicas.. LOL.. My next goal is to get a Konica SLR system.. A Konica Auto-Relfex T3 perhaps and hexanon glass.. 50/1.7 they say is one of the sharpest glass ever created..