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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See terms – opens in a new window or tab. There is no provision for non-electronic shutter release: See all condition definitions – opens in a new window or tab From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Konica Minolta HEXAR RF User Manual

The Konica Hexar RF is similar in form-factor to Leica M-mount camerasbeing slightly larger than the archetypal Leica M3 design in all dimensions, and just slightly heavier when batteries are fitted. This is a nice feature, but a lot depends upon the display and how well it was done.

On manual, the suggested shutter speed stays lit, while the manually set shutter speeds blinks in Red. Shutter release modes and film advance are controlled by a 4-position switch surrounding the top-mounted shutter release button. If you own a Hexar RF, or plan to buy one, I suggest taking it to a Leica repairman, and have them check the film plane and focusing accuracy, just to be sure — ideally with both Konica and Leica mount lenses.

This item will be shipped through the Global Shipping Program and includes international tracking. Aperture priority exposure with memory lock. Shutter release is activated by pressing the top-mounted shutter release rff or by a cable release inserted in a standard socket located on the side of the camera. Nikon F6 Epson R-D1 The brightline framelines that show in the viewfinder are selected from one of three frameline pairings, depending on the lens or lens adapter mounted on the camera:.


The original release of the Konica Hexar RF camera was accompanied by the release of three hedar KM-bayonet mount” lenses for use on Konica RF cameras and others, such as Leica, with compatible lens kobica. The film speed and exposure compensation are set with the larger dial.

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. Over the past decade, many user-experiences have been added to the internet suggesting these rumors if not entirely inaccurate are at least over blown.

Konica never stated in any press release that its lenses were compatible with the Leica bodies, possibly to avoid costly law suits for trademark violation. The Hexar has been out long enough to put it more into more perspective.

Those gold contacts in the film chamber set the automatic DX film speed from the film cartridge, but you do have the option of manually setting the film speed. Leica M mount bodies. Please enter 5 or 9 numbers for the ZIP Code. Konica made no comment on the issue, and continued to refer to their lens mount by their own name, with no reference to Leica.

Camera of the year Refer to eBay Return policy for more details. A half frame Konica Hexar RF was produced in very small numbers and never officially exported. A bulb B mode is also supported the shutter remains open while shutter release is activated. Film loading, advance and rewind is motorised and automatic. The focusing ring on all three is heavily ribbed and very convenient. Shown are the Hexar’s vertical travel metal shutter and easy automatic film loading.

Konica’s lenses were even used as a reference for the Japanese Ministry of Industry as the benchmark against other manufacturers’ lenses [ citation needed ].

Konica Hexar RF – Wikipedia

Despite the Hexar RF being a very well made camera with some unique M mount features, it seems to have gained modest but not overwhelming popularity amongst M users. Back to home page. Cover has no visible wear, and the monica jacket if applicable is included for hard covers. Please enter a valid ZIP Code. The sad truth is that the Rangefinder market is considered such a small marketing niche very little development money has been put into the mqnual over the last three decades to develop new features.


Konica Hexar RF

Fastest M Film Loading and rewinding by far. I like the Leica. The Konica flash reads off a flash sensor on the flash ,anual, not through-the-lens!

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This page was last edited on 11 Novemberat The seller has specified an extended handling time for this item. The Konica Hexar is an entirely different camera: The Konica Hexar RF has a metalvertical travel, focal plane shutter with digital electronic control of shutter speed.

Payment must be made within 7 days of auction close or negative feedback will result. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. On the other hand, the 28 and 35 framelines are more usable for glasses wearers than any Leica M camera except the. Manual exposure is set by selecting a specific shutter speed on the shutter speed dial kinica is a central interlock button to prevent accidentally moving the dial from the AE modes to a manually selected shutter speed. In the US, Konica seems to be putting hesar as much marketing into the RF as the previous Hexar, which is to say none.

Konica USA offered to adjust the rg of my camera, but admitted this would not be a complete solution.

All exhibit very high craftsmanship and have a great feel to working them. Centerweighted meter silicon, reading off the first shutter curtain.