Konica KONICA Hexar RF
It's coming. The long-awaited, long-rumored release of the Konica HEXAR RF -- an interchangeable lens 35-mm focal-plane shutter camera with rangefinder designed for advanced amateur and professional photographers.
The HEXAR RF has the unmistakable lookand feel of a world-class photographic tool. It combines the freedom of its manual mode with automatic functions such as aperture-priority AE and continuous shooting, for optimal photographic effectiveness and artistic expression.
In addition to a superior group of M-Hexanon lenses, the HEXAR RF is designed to resist shock and corrosion and meet the needs of the most demanding photographic conditions.
The "R" stands for the double-image-superimposing rangefinder with a high-visibility bright-frame that enables the camera to measure distances accurately. The "F" refers to the camera's durable vertical focal plane shutter, which operates at a super-fast 1/4000 of a second.
Aperture-priority AE and manual aperture mode can be selected, and accurate aperture adjustment is achieved through a TTL (through the lens) center-weighted aperture photometer. The camera also comes with an AE lock function for a broader variety of image expressions using aperture adjustments.
Konica has developed three interchangeable M-HEXANON lenses for use with the HEXAR RF body. The wide-angle 28mm/f2.8 lens uses eight elements in seven groups. Each element is made of low-dispersion glass with a high refractive index, resulting in a high-performance lens capable of superb imaging. The "normal" 50mm/f2 lens has the brightest aperture setting (f2) in this series. The 90mm/f2.8 telephoto lens is amazingly small and lightweight, given its focal length. This model provides a level of portability normally found only in standard and wide-angle lenses and is perfect for a variety of uses. In addition, each of these three lenses produces images of excellent sharpness and richness.