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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Because of this, the Hexar RF can mount and focus lenses designed for the Leica and other compatible M-mount cameras or, when used with an adapter, the earlier Leica thread mount lenses note that due to physical constraints there is no adapter to allow bayonet manal lenses to be fitted to a Leica screw-mount camera.

The Jonica Hexar RF has a hinged, swing-open, camera back with cut-out view rr to show the film loaded in the camera. Despite rumors to the contrary, the answer seems that it was not. See terms – opens in a new window or tab. Unlike SLR lenses, where the diaphragm controlling lens aperture is generally closed only ff the time of shutter release, rangefinder camera lenses close or open the diaphragm directly as the aperture control is applied.

Leica M mount bodies. I don’t mean the kit, I mean the higher level of quality packaging. Nikon F6 Epson R-D1 A button to manually trigger film rewind is also provided.

The shutter speed dial is ideally positioned at the corner of the camera to be movable while the camera is still held to the photog’s eye. The film speed and exposure compensation are set with the larger dial. Film is automatically advanced to the next frame and the shutter cocked after each shutter activation. All exhibit oonica high craftsmanship and have a great feel to working them. How could that happen? Camera of the year It’s fast and easy, worth the price of batteries in my opinion.


Either manial Konica designers really screwed up by using this outdated system on their new camera, or they wanted to leave the TTL flash niche to the M6 TTL. In early the Konica camera division disappeared in a merger with Minolta.

Konica Hexar RF

This page was last modified on 4 Julyat It remains the best motorized 35mm Leica M film choice to avoid Leica’s dreadful and expensive M motors. The viewfinder is located on the upper left-hand side of the camera.

Unfortunately top Konica management saw it as a mamual “flagship” item for Japan’s oldest camera maker, instead of a camera system which could be successfully marketed for a profit.

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IF you want the best finder, your choice is the M6. Right, sure it does. Seller does not offer returns. Body construction is a cast- aluminium chassis with titanium top and bottom plates, finished in flat black, with a rubberised cover and slightly raised hand-grip. Learn More – opens in a new window or tab Any international shipping and import charges are paid in part to Pitney Bowes Inc. Activate the hexzr by slightly depressing the shutter release.

The mannual production Hexar I examined had a much louder shutter than I would have liked. 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: An M7 like that would be worthy of the name. Konic metering cell in the film chamber reads reflected light off the gray metal shutter curtain. The chassis of the Hexar RF appears to be identical to that used by the Contax G2with different top and bottom plates and similar but not identical film transport and shutter mechanisms.

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The smaller image size of the framelines make it better suited for 50mm lenses and shorter in my opinion. As a control point, shoot the same shots with a Leica M body you know to be in good shooting condition.

This amount is subject to change until you make payment. Konica KM-mount the same as or similar to the Leica M-mount.

Konica Minolta HEXAR RF User Manual

The Hexar has been out long enough to ,onica it more into more perspective. The Konica Hexar RF sports the phenomena of swing open back door film loading – something rare indeed in M mount rd.

I interpret Konica’s stance as another way of saying “We are not promising Leica M compatibility, because we don’t want to pay for a camera recall. More amazing is that the internal design seems to be a obvious copy of the Leica M. Mxnual lenses are supplied with caps and leather pouch. Learn More – opens in a new window or tab. The default flash is the Konica HXW. While all of excellent quality, all are definitely a bit darker than the Leica M or Voigtlander Bessa R.

Back to home page Return to top. Visit my eBay store. 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. I have no other info. Many users report using Leica and Konica lenses and cameras interchangeably with good results, including lenses of longer focal length or wider maximum aperture where problems are more likely to be encountered.

Thanks to Silvio’s Photo Works for the loan janual this early production camera.