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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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. If there was no problem with the RF, what was the cause of these focusing problems?

With some features that no Leica M had until the introduction of the Leica M7 in While the Hexar RF appears in some ways similar to the earlier auto-focus Konica Hexar camera, it seems to share few if any components with that camera. The Konica flash reads off a flash sensor on the flash itself, not through-the-lens! Select a valid country. I like the Leica.

Konica Hexar RF

hexzr Film loading, advance and rewind is motorised and automatic. It has a bayonet KM mount patterned after the Leica M. Refer to eBay Return policy for more details. The manual rewind button, release catch for the camera back and cable release socket are on the left-hand side of the camera.

IF you get different results with the same lens on different bodies, consider having the back focus of your Hexar RF checked by a repair hexat. There are however still a few independent repair techs who are willing to tackle the intricacies of this virtually impossible to repair if it needs electronic parts camera.

A book that looks new but has been read. I am not sure this is the solution, but I know of no other explanation which satisfactorily explains the inconsistent results reported by Konica Komica RF shooters.


Apparently identical lens mount. The camera was discontinued without official notice that I am aware of by the end of The new M6 motor introduced at Photokina is supposed to be much improved, yet the M6 with motor is obviously much larger, heavier, and more expensive than a Hexar RF with built in motor.

The standard top and bottom covers are Titanium- a very nice touch. Learn more – opens in a new window or tab. Shipping cost to be paid by the buyer. It remains the best motorized 35mm Leica M film choice to avoid Leica’s dreadful and expensive M motors.

The focusing ring on all three is heavily ribbed and very convenient. Seller’s payment instructions I only accept Paypal.

This also allows for generous amounts of “outside the frame” space in the viewfinder for other focal lengths, which can aid photographic composition. Konica produced rangefinder lenses for the Leica mount in the s and produced a series of so-called “L-mount” lenses, in limited quantities, for the same mount in the late s through manhal Leica M hexaf bodies.

This is important because no Leica rangefinder has the convenience of aperture priority exposure operation. Faster overall operation due to Aperture priority, built in film advance, automatic film loading and rewinding.


Seller assumes all responsibility for this listing. Interest will be charged to your account from the purchase date if the balance is not paid in full within 6 months. Report item – opens in a new window or tab. Manua, informed me the problem with a Japanese made M competitor was the viewfinder — that Japanese industry simply lacked the ability to produce such a complicated optical viewfinder as the M6.

Another problem for Konica is that far more bodies than lenses are being knoica in the Japanese market, creating an excess stock of genuine “Konica KM” glass on the dealer’s shelves. The Hexar has been out long enough to put it more into more perspective. Visit eBay’s page on international trade.

The default flash is the Konica HXW. Batteries are always a concern: Konica Hexar RF Rarities. Hexar RF body size very slightly larger than the Leica M6, with squared off corners rather than round, manuaal just under 22 oz with batteries.


Konica USA seems to give me a different answer every time I talk with them. The Konica Hexar RF has a metalvertical travel, focal plane shutter with digital electronic control of shutter speed. Will ship within 10 business days of receiving cleared payment – opens in a new window or tab. I don’t mean the kit, I mean the higher level of quality packaging.

Visit my eBay store. The Konica Hexar RF has a hinged, swing-open, camera back with cut-out view window to show the film loaded in the camera. So where does this leave the proud Konica Hexar RF owner wanting factory authorized service? Sign in to check out Check out as guest. The chassis of the Hexar RF appears to be identical to that used by the Contax G2with different top and bottom plates and similar but not identical film transport and shutter mechanisms.

I interpret Konica’s stance as another way of saying “We are not promising Leica M compatibility, because we don’t want to pay for a camera recall. It would be to Konica’s advantage to deny it and put the question to rest, IF there was no problem. I have no other info. Recent user experiences with Konica KM lenses on the Leica M8 digital suggest that the lens to film difference may indeed lead to measurable focus inaccuracies, at least with the M8.

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.

As near as I can find out, pretty much SOL.

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