Review and Photo example of the HEXANON 50mm F2.4.

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  • Sample photos taken with the LEICA M8.2.


Hexanon 50mm F2.4 is a standard lens with Konica L39 screw mount. A standard lens manufactured exclusively by Konica at the request of Fujisawa Shokai.
A typical Gaussian lens with 6 elements in 4 groups.

The lens is a collapsible barrel similar to the Elmar 50mm, and has an F2.4 aperture that is about half a step brighter than the Elmar. The lens barrel has a solid and precise construction typical of Konica, and both the collapsing mechanism and focus ring have a smooth operation feel, and the appropriately sized focus lever allows for smooth focusing.

Shooting with the LEICA M8.2 used in this example I felt that the lens had a stable feel with little change in the image when closed.
It was an ordinary, modern lens, and because 2,000 lenses were supplied and the lens specs were mediocre, it was not popular in the second-hand market. Even in the 2020s, you can sometimes find lenses in like-new condition at a reasonable price.

Unfortunately, this lens was buried in my family’s 50mm lens group, so I sold it when I bought another lens.
I didn’t think I could find a photo of the exterior of the lens when I searched through my past photos, but I found it while sorting through old photos. It is a lens that goes well with the black Leica.


focal length(mm)50
Maximum aperture2.4
Minimum aperture16
Lens configuration4groups 6elements
Leaf blade10
Minimum distance(m)0.8
Lens length(mm)29.3Distance form mount frange
Lens max diameter(mm)51
Filter diameter(mm)40.5
Release dateYear 1997
List price(Yen)68,000

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  • 2024.03.02:Update the article
  • 2022.05.23:First draft

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