Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/05/12

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Subject: RE: [Leica] Ricoh GR1 v. Hexar AF
From: Dante Stella <>
Date: Sun, 12 May 2002 18:47:24 -0400 (EDT)

The Hexar AF is the size of a Leica M with a 35/2 pre-ASPH Summicron.  The
photos are indistinguishable, since the Hexar's lens is an exceedingly
close copy.

Will show you some  shots.  The Hexar is much quieter, much bigger, and I
think, is easier to handhold at low speed.  But I like 35mm lenses and do
not like 28mm lenses as much.

They don't make either camera anymore.

On Mon, 13 May 2002, Felix Lopez de Maturana wrote:

> <Just discovered the Ricoh GR1 on the web - would appreciate any comments on
> <this camera esp. from folks that have used it or in comparison to the Hexar
> <AF
> Well Nitka they are really different. Gr1 is small, pocketable, has a 28mm
> f1:2.8 has a magnesium body, flash incorporated and Konica Hexar AF is much
> bigger, has a 45mm f1:2, if memory helps me, is the most silent camera I
> have and has a separated flash. Both are fixed lenses and sharp indeed but I
> find myself using much more the Ricoh as I love 28 mm lenses. You cannot go
> wrong but I am not sure if Hexar  AF is still manufactured. You have too an
> outstanding Ricoh GR21 with a great 21mm lens (but with a lot of vignetting
> and a surrealistic price for a P&s)
> Kind regards
> Felix
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