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Thread: Which Hexar ?

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    The deed is done. A Silver Hexar will be on its way here soon, and I can't wait.

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    Indeed, it will reach you soon!
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    Well, I've just received my first slides from my recently purchased Hexar AF. My first reaction was a mixture of joy and sadness. Joy because the slides were so beautiful, simple snapshots of family and friends that glowed like jewels. Perfect sharp focus and right on the money exposure, a true delight. The sadness settled in a bit later when I realized what a lousy photographer I must be, as my previous slides were mediocre at best, with poor exposure calculation and hit and miss focusing. Now that I have had time to think about all this I am once again very happy. Happy that the Hexar can help me with the focus and exposure issues freeing me to concentrate on composition of the picture. I have found the camera I have been looking for, for a long time. I love this camera and now need to get another as a backup. Now I just have to find the cash.......
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    Another update. I made pictures of my son's spring concert with the Hexar, loaded with Delta 3200 and shot at 1600. What a joy to use, and the woman next to me asked why I wasn't taking any pictures, while you could hear the shutter sounds of digitals all around. The camera operates soooo smooth and it's not very hard to figure out the functions either, that is another myth de-bunked. I will be getting another as soon as I sell off some other gear.
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    I detest highly automated cameras, but that lens alone seemed worth the price of admission.

    Despite the warnings and my own reservations I bought one, a Hexar Silver with Stealth mode added.

    What a delightful camera! The results are superb, and it turned out to be fairly easy to operate.

    The 1/250th top speed is not a great limitation for general photography.
    I'd advise purchasing a good neutral density filter, though.

    I have had many 35mm cameras, but this one is a real keeper.

    Chris

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    I've had one of these for about 6 months and have been looking for another one. It's one of the best lenses I've ever shot with for available light portraits. It is the sort of lens you could build a career on. Imo, it is only really special at 5.6 or, preferably, faster.

    The 1/250th doesn't bug me so much. The shooting pace does. You have to press the button, let go, wait for it to wind, press the button. It seems silly, but it is slow. I'm used to cameras that are limited in speed to as fast as I can wind and click.

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