This is a record of using the Konica Leica L-mount (screw mount) lens, HEXANON 60mm F1.2, with a Leica M digital camera.

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HEXANON 60mm F1.2 Photo example

I bought it used in February 2008. The lens serial number is a two-digit unit, and the price increase since purchase has been No. 1, making it the most expensive lens I have on hand. Unfortunately, the camera shop in Ueno where I purchased it is already gone.
It is my favorite lens that I have been using since I got it, and while most large aperture lenses have a minimum focusing distance of 1m, this lens allows you to get as close as 0.8m despite its large aperture, which is very reassuring, and the focal length of 60mm is 10mm longer than the standard 50mm, which makes the subject larger. It is nice to be able to frame the image.
This lens has a dedicated 60mm viewfinder, but I rarely use the dedicated viewfinder because I shoot with the 50mm frame slightly inside or use the EVF. Also, since the lens has sufficient backlight resistance, I rarely wear a huge lens hood.


Recently, I acquired a Hasselblad X1D and used it with the X-M mount adapter, which seems to have a large enough image circle to avoid extreme vignetting. The camera is a very good choice for the camera.
When I was making an introduction page for this lens on another site, I received an e-mail from an overseas enthusiast asking me to sell him the lens.
The price of this lens has gone up so much that it is now relatively common in the market, but I have to admit that I would buy a Noctilux if I had to pay that price.
It is a question of whether to wait for the price to drop or buy when you can.

A Leica L-mount (screw mount) lens made by Konica, limited to 800 pieces, this is the second generation of a lens that Fujisawa-Shokai has reprinted with the same specifications (different lens construction) previously released by Konishiroku Photo Industry.

focal length(mm)60
Maximum aperture1.2
Minimum aperture16
Lens configuration6groups 7elements
Minimum distance(m)0.8Linked to rangefinder from 0.8m to infinity
Lens length(mm)51.5
Lens max diameter(mm)60
Filter diameter(mm)58A special silver-colored product is available.
Weight(g)388Lens with L/M adapter

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