8.6/10

Version Notes

Black metal body. Green 'AE' markings. Plastic focus ring. This is the original Konica design, which is a stop slower than the later (Tokina made) compact redesign. The specific lens used in this test was manufactured in June of 1977 (code: 7T).

Mount:

Year:

Type:

Focus:

Focal Length:

Aperture range:

Aperture Steps:

Blades:

Min. Focus:

Filter:

Optics E/G:

Weight:

Length:

Angle:

Hood:

Konica AR

1973 - 80

Hexanon - D

Manual

24mm

f/2.8 - 16

(1/2)

6

0.25m

55mm (metal)

8/8

280g

37mm

84°

Separate

 

Hotspot Performance

In my very limited testing thus far, I have found this lens to be an extremely good real-world performer. For decent corner sharpness I have needed to stop it down to f/5.6 or smaller, but I really need to more testing in good light for higher shutter speeds. I also need to do some colour infrared samples. The portrait and final sample used the official hood, but since this is screwed on over an external IR filter it has introduced some vignetting on those shots.

Edward Noble

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