Years after selling off his Leica M7, 35mmc's Hamish Gill once again began to feel the desire to shoot with an automated M-mount camera creep into his conscious. So when the opportunity to pick up a near-mint Konica Hexar RF for a reasonable price presented itself, he jumped on it. And then wrote a review of it.

By most measures, the Hexar RF is a more advanced camera than the M7, but as Hamish notes, that does not necessarily make it a better camera. Still he finds plenty to like about it and plenty of things that set it apart from its German competitor (like a film window!). And though it scratches the automation itch, hesitations about long-term reliability keep him from singing its praises too loudly.

Read: Konica Hexar RF review

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