9.0/10

Version Notes

Black metal body. Yellow 'EE' markings. Metal focus ring. This is the original Konica design, which is a stop slower than the later, Tokina made redesign. The specific lens used in this test was manufactured in July of 1973 (code: 3K).

Mount:

Year:

Type:

Focus:

Focal Length:

Aperture range:

Aperture Steps:

Blades:

Min. Focus:

Filter:

Optics E/G:

Weight:

Length:

Angle:

Hood:

Konica AR

1970 - 74

Hexanon - C

Manual

21mm

f/4 - 16

(1/2)

6

0.2m

77mm (metal)

11/7

340g

59mm

92°

Separate

 

Hotspot Performance

Slightly sharper than the compact f/2.8 version, it also has slightly less hotspot, but it's a lot bigger, a stop slower and takes considerably larger filters. This lens suffers from internal reflections when using external filters (see samples below), so internal filters are recommended if the option is available.

Edward Noble

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