- Produced Konica, Japan
- Mount Konica Bayonet
- Focal length 57mm
- Aperture range f1.2-16 in half stops
- Focal range .45m to infinity
- Filter thread 62mm
- Weight 1lb, .5oz
- Aperture blades 6
- Configuration 7 elements in 6 groups
- Housing metal
- EE setting
I’ll be honest, I’m not entirely sure where this came from, I found it in a box of lenses when I was looking for something else. Pretty sure I would have remembered buying it. It’s quite a lens. Must have been one of my several anonymous or semi-anonymous gifts from over the years.
I shot this lens at the end of the same roll I tested the 35mm Hexanon on, comparing it to the standard 50mm 1.7 in window light. It’s very sharp stopped down and only soft wide open and close up. Great fast lens and frankly just gorgeous. But, heavy.
An example of a full open shot using window light:
None, it’s a beauty.
Heavy. Very heavy. Like, this is some serious glass. 62mm filter size is nothing to sneeze at.
- A page on the 57mm 1.2 at this cool German site