Trio of Konica Hexanon GR II lenses on Craigslist Vancouver

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  1. MattKing

    MattKing Subscriber

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    I thought it best to post this heads up in this forum.

    I've no knowledge of the lenses themselves or the seller:

    http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/pml/pho/2567502198.html

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    Konica Hexanon GR II lenses - $250 (Maple Ridge)

    Date: 2011-08-30, 9:33PM PDT
    Reply to: sale-3g8am-2567502198@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]
    THREE Konica Hexanon GR II lenses
    300mm F9
    210mm F9
    150mm F9
    GREAT CONDITION
    Hate to sell but will Sacrifice for $250.00
    See pictures
    Respond with phone number


    • Location: Maple Ridge
    • it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
     
  2. happyjam64

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    I have the 210mm and the 150mm. These lenses are great, they're SUPER sharp and some claim the 150mm will fill 8x10. I've used them on my 4x5 with excellent results. But... these are process lenses and therefore next to impossible to put in a shutter.
     
  3. Dan Fromm

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    Don't overgeneralize. Hexanon GR IIs are process lenses that don't go easily or inexpensively into shutters. G-Clarons are process lenses but most, if not all, of them have cells that are direct fit in standard shutters. The same is true of some, not all, Apo Ronars and Apo Artars.

    That GR IIs' cells aren't direct fits in shutters is due to a decision by Konica, not to their being process lenses. And Rodenstock decided to design Apo Gerogons' cells so they won't go into standard shutters.

    I'll agree with you about GR IIs' sharpness -- I've had a 150, still have a 210 -- but they are somewhat flary, need to be used carefully and with a hood.
     
  4. happyjam64

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    Sorry about that. The G-Clarons slipped my mind.