Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/11/10

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Subject: [Leica] Re: Caveat Konica Hexar RF (or Re: Focusing Hexar RF with Leica lenses) LONG
From: John Gong <>
Date: Fri, 10 Nov 2000 20:48:03 -0800

I'm one of the satisfied Konica Hexar RF owners. Using this body, I'm able
to consistently focus my 90mm Summicron at least as accurately as any of my
M6 bodies. No problems with a 35mm summilux either.

S/N 3211951


on 11/10/00 6:57 PM, Stephen Gandy at wrote:

> May we compare serial numbers ?? I think it's a comparatively low production
> camera.
> Stephen
> ray tai wrote:
>> Mine worked perfectly out of the box with all my lenses and even LTM lenses
>> on
>> adapters.  I have other issues with it but focusing is not one of them.
>>> I also bought a Hexar RF body to use with my Leica lenses.  I was very
>>> surprised to discover that every Leica lens I owned caused the Hexar RF
>>> rangefinder to converge at infinity before the lens reached infinity.  I
>>> tried 3 different 50mm Summicrons (rigid, collapsible, DR), 3 different 90mm
>>> (Elmar-C, Tele-Elmarit, LTM Elmar w/M-adapt), 28mm, and two different 135mm
>>> lenses (Elmar f4.0 and Elmarit-m f2.8).  All had the infinity convergence
>>> issue.  All these lenses focus fine with my M2.

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