This is a record of using the LEICA L39(screw) mount HEXANON 50mm /F2.4 with a digital camera.

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L-HEXANON 50mm/F2.4 Photo example (LEICA M8.2)

The lens is of the solid Konica type with precision construction, and the focusing ring and sinking mechanism are both smooth and easy to operate.
The focus lever was also in good condition and easy to operate for focusing.
Looking at the results of M8.2 shots I took in the past, I noticed that the lens has a sense of stability with little change when stopped down from the maximum aperture.
However, since I have become accustomed to lenses that change character with aperture, such as the Miyazaki lens, I feel that this lens is lacking.
And because of the considerable supply of 2,000 lenses and the mediocre specs, we still see lenses in like-new condition on the used market as of 2022.
Unfortunately, it was sold and buried in our 50mm lens group.
And when I searched my own past photos, I could not find any photos of the lens exterior.

This standard lens was manufactured by Konica in limited quantities at the request of Fujisawa Shokai, and has a silver-colored barrel with a sinking body like the Leica Elmar 50mm.

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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