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Showcase Konica Hexanon AR 300mm f/4.5 EE

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by WNG, Mar 14, 2015.

  1. WNG

    WNG TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 12, 2014
    Arrid Zone-A, USA
    Will
    Final revision of the Hexanon 300mm f/4.5 telephoto in AR mount. Aperture ring has EE, but later AE model is physically identical. This newer model is slightly shorter than the original EE release.

    A fellow forum member passed it along to me for a good price due to it needing some TLC. Mistakes from a previous servicing had to be fixed, and front optics cleaned.

    I've seen some very good sample images from this lens. But I was seeing a lot of lateral and longitudinal CA. The focus ring takes some effort to turn. Spot on focusing isn't easy. It's not a comfortable hand-held shooting lens, IMO. Once mounted to a tripod, I could see it's capable of providing sharp images. But still not an easy task.

    Hand-held shots. I removed quite a bit of CA in P-P-ing, but there is still some remaining.

    @ f/11
    16531590109_51ec5b0663_b. DSC08999-Konica Hexanon AR 300mm f4.5 by wNG555, on Flickr
    16095402594_a5ae8ff2d0_b. DSC09002c-Konica Hexanon AR 300mm f4.5 by wNG555, on Flickr
    16691803756_dfcfa84697_b. DSC09225-Konica Hexanon AR 300mm f4.5 by wNG555, on Flickr
    16097762853_c47b3c0446_b. DSC09197-Konica Hexanon AR 300mm f4.5 by wNG555, on Flickr

    Close distance captures.
    @8
    16759994965_aae55ef76b_b. DSC09450-Konica Hexanon AR 300mm f4.5 by wNG555, on Flickr

    @f/8 or 11
    16572433468_3f24b5e3df_b. DSC09451-Konica Hexanon AR 300mm f4.5 by wNG555, on Flickr


    These were finally taken with a tripod. More representing of the sharpness it's capable of than the above shots.
    Color is a bit off on the first few due to white balance was set on Cloudy and the Sun peeped through.

    16572622600_23b1276a56_b. DSC00617c-Konica Hexanon AR 300mm f4.5 by wNG555, on Flickr

    @f/4.5
    16758840891_fe7185218a_b. fLESH wOUND by wNG555, on Flickr

    @f/16 -1 EV
    16552755757_b95e04a8fe_b. DSC00632-Konica Hexanon AR 300mm f4.5 by wNG555, on Flickr

    @ f/16, close distance. This image is PP-ed.
    16140077873_f8a86920ca_b. rEST aREA aHEAD by wNG555, on Flickr


    Sunny 16 Rule, final images got tweaked and cropped.
    hALF eMPTY oR hALF fULL by wNG555, on Flickr

    16531592259_84077dbfb9_b. DSC00637c16-Konica Hexanon AR 300mm f4.5 by wNG555, on Flickr
     

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  2. Hawkman

    Hawkman TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Sep 10, 2013
    Virginia, USA
    Steve
    Great shots all! Though I am partial to a good moonshot myself. ;)
     
  3. WNG

    WNG TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 12, 2014
    Arrid Zone-A, USA
    Will
    Thanks Steve!
    I was quite thrilled to see how well this lens captures the Moon. The half-moon is my favorite.
    One more, but the clouds wouldn't cooperate. ;)

    16733034806_5d1f9d6258_h. bAD mOON rISING by wNG555, on Flickr
     
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