The Konica Hexar AF has many talents, most of them hidden Now, before people go and get their knickers in a twist, I do sell all of the cameras. The Hexar AF has to be hands down one of the best made 35mm film AF focusing for Infrared films — adjustable for Kodak or Konica IR films. I have now sold my Konica Hexar AF, but to be honest, I regret it somehow. Although I enjoy my new Leica M very much, the Hexar AF is just.

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Note the metering and AF sensors in the traditional self timer position, built in hand grip. Ko-Fi allows one off donations Thanks in advance! You can get around this to some extent with a neutral density filter, but you must remember to manually reset the film speed, since the konics does not read through the filter. At parties, events, weddings, etc is where I personally had the most fun with this camera.

The Konica Hexar AF

And I miss it everyday. For a time, Konica offered an upgrade to retrofit these features to earlier-model cameras. Oddly Konica has never seemed to do all it can to promote the Hexar AF — many experienced photogs have never even heard of it, much less seen one.

And it delivers excellent, sharp images beautifully and easily. If you don’t know what the “P, A, or M” on the Hexar’s top plate most likely mean, take a photography class.

This is mostly true for the black version. I got it in a trade plus cash deal from of all places…Photo. The body can be held in one hand if need be thanks to a nice right handed grip molded into the body. Bought the first klnica — a time when I never could afford a full frame digital. If there is a “worst camera instruction book” award, the Hexar AF may get first prize. Thanks Buz, always nice to hear from you my friend!!


I happened to meet the retired US Sales Konica sales manager. Otherwise, the same specs as the upgraded Original Hexar. In this mode, the camera is amazingly quiet when advancing film. Just to take photos of your friends making wacky faces? When the end of a film is reached or the manual rewind button pressedthe film is wound back into the film canister, with a brief pause jexar allow the film to be removed “leader out” if desired.

It is nearly inaudible at any distance from the camera hexad “silent” mode [1] Leica rangefinder camerasreputed to be very quiet, are not as quiet as the Hexar when in “silent mode”. Ko-Fi allows one off donations. That was back in the s. On second thought, in silent mode I can’t hear the camera operate — I have never found a quieter 35mm camera. Support the upkeep of 35mmc 35mmc will always remain free for to read and enjoy. Ad a nice day! In Hexar Silver models, “silent mode” was disabled at wf factory, apparently due to a dispute over intellectual property.

The Konica Hexar RF, a different camera, is an actual rangefinder.

They had great articles and forums. Limited production model of units. Additionally, getting to the ISO setting and making selections accordingly is weird. Come to think of it, considering how poorly it’s written, woe to you if you buy a used Hexar with an instruction booklet. Notify me of new comments via email. This page was last edited on 12 Novemberat A strange thing is that the LCD frame counter disappears whenever you depress the shutter release slightly: I got my first Hexar AF in after reading an excellent and extensive review of the Hexar on a once great website called Photo.


Thanks for reading and hope you guys enjoy the post! Lastly, manual focus with this camera is kind of a joke. It may focus or not. Other than that, and the odd off focus shots which happens with any camera, the Hexar is generally very reliable, but then again it IS an over twenty year old camera from hecar manufacturer who no konia makes cameras for general consumption so be forwarned.

Camera: Konica Hexar AF · Lomography

It would be great for film sets or courtrooms. Two of them suffered the sticky shutter thing.

Every change made it worse and worse and now I never go there any more. In general, the AF is adequately fast and accurate.

Konica Hexar AF

Other products and companies referred to herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies or mark holders. This Konica Hexar AF has been thoroughly tested and is verified to be in full working condition. If you do hexag an original Hexar with the old software, get it updated as soon as you can.