Another way to look at the Hexar RF is as a grown up Minolta CLE with AE lock, metered manual, a wider shutter speed range, and motorized. Konica Hexar RF -. – View and. Download Konica Minolta. HEXAR RF user manual online. HEXAR RF Digital. Camera pdf manual. The Konica Hexar RF is a 35 mm rangefinder camera which was sold by Konica. . The manual rewind button, release catch for the camera back and cable.

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Konica Hexar RF

It was introduced to the market on 13 October After the Leica M patent expired, Konica is the first to bring a new M camera to market. Another problem for Konica is that far more bodies than lenses are being sold in the Japanese market, creating an excess stock of genuine “Konica KM” glass on the dealer’s shelves. This item will be shipped through the Global Shipping Program and includes international tracking.

An M7 like that would be worthy of the name. Not a company to be left out in the cold with all the new limited edition millennium coming out, Konica announced the Konica Hexar RF Limited. Curiously, the Hexar’s image magnification is lower at.

The original release of the Konica Hexar RF camera was accompanied by the release of three “Konica KM-bayonet mount” lenses for use on Konica RF cameras and others, such as Leica, with compatible lens mounts. Seller assumes all responsibility for this listing. The lens mount release and frameline preview lever are located on the front of ef camera.

Batteries are always a concern: Focusing errors, if they exist, will show up wide open and at the closest focus distance, and can easily be masked at medium and small apertures at medium and far distances.


Konica Hexar RF Camera Manual Instruction Booklet in Japanese | eBay

After years of M loading, the easy effortless film loading is a refreshing change and a big time saver during shooting. Thanks to Silvio’s Photo Works for the loan of this early production camera. It is not known whether Sony acquired other photographic assets such as rangefinder camera designs or whether those are retained by Konica Minolta. The Voigtlander 12 and 15 are especially useful to spot if konicaa Hexar RF is not up to standard Leica M mount back focus specs.

See all condition definitions – opens in a new window or tab The Konica Hexar RF is a rangefinder 35mm film camera introduced in I like the Leica. Report item – opens in a new window or tab.

Konica Hexar RF

Other products and companies referred to herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies or mark holders. Canon EOS These pairings are the same as those used kobica later Leica M series camera viewfinders Leica M4-P and subsequent models and use the same frameline selection mechanism at the lens mount.

Minimum monthly payments are required. How is the Hexar RF working out so far? Film loading, advance and rewind is motorised and automatic. This item has an extended handling time and a delivery estimate greater than 16 business days. See other items More The Konica adds up to faster operation without the added bulk and weight of a M6 motor or of a Rapidwinder.

The item you’ve selected was not added to your cart. The focusing ring on all three is heavily ribbed and very convenient. Other testers found no problems, and suggested that early reports may have related problems with early-production samples or to cameras at one end of a tolerance range matched with lenses at the other, and so claimed there was no systemic problem.


The camera was discontinued without official notice that I am aware of by the end of The seller has specified an extended handling time for this item.

Geez, how did this happen??? Part of the answer seems to be that the RF was not originally a Konica design, but came from another Japanese company. One version had an APS size sensor, the other full frame.

Faster overall operation due to Aperture priority, built in film advance, automatic film loading and rewinding. Seller’s payment instructions I only accept Paypal. Rumored monthly production is only cameras. Imagine starting with a Leica M6, adding AE exposure with AE lock, motorized film advance and rewind, a great finder shutter speed display, and an electronic metal shutter with a wider shutter range: The Konica Hexar RF camera mahual a viewfinder combined with a lens -coupled “split-image and double image rangefinder ” with illuminated, parallax -corrected, brightline framelines.

Whatever the case, none of the involved companies has expressed any interest in renewed production of rangefinder cameras or lenses. Despite the Hexwr RF being a very well made camera with some unique M mount hexxar, it seems to have gained modest but not overwhelming popularity amongst M users.

Konica Minolta HEXAR RF User Manual

Aperture priority exposure operation, with AE lock Internal Motor drive of up to 2. It’s simple, easy, and fast. The sad truth is that the Rangefinder market is considered such a hexwr marketing niche very little development money has been put into the breed over the last three decades to develop new features.

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