Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2008/10/09

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Subject: [Leica] Konica Hexar RF
From: alal at (A. Lal)
Date: Thu Oct 9 10:55:14 2008
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Hi Philip,

I had two Hexars at one time, sold them both, never regretted the sale. They 
are now orphaned, neither Konica-Minolta nor Sony will support them, so you 
are at the mercy of independent repairers should something go wrong. The 
parts problem will only get worse with time. There may well be a problem 
with collimation and focus of Leica M and Cosina lenses on some Hexar 

TO summarise, if you are a gambler, and hope that the camera will not go 
wrong, and that your particular specimen will focus properly with your M 
lenses, then go for it; otherwise,  I'd recommend saving your pennies and 
getting a user M7 if you need auto exposure.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Philip Forrest" <>
To: "Leica Users Group" <>
Sent: Thursday, 09 October, 2008 11:06 AM
Subject: [Leica] Konica Hexar RF

> How many LUG'gers use a Konica Hexar RF? The reason I ask is that I
> really want the features of an M7 or Hexar, yet the Hexar is 1/3 the
> price of the M7 and has back-door loading. I love my M4, but want to
> move into an M body with a meter and aperture priority ability.
> The case could be made for me to get an M6, but then I'm still in the
> same price as the Hexar, but don't have the back door for much quicker
> loading, nor the AE and high shutter speeds of the Konica product.
> Thoughts?
> Phil Forrest
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