Re: [OM] (OM) Henri Cartier-Bresson The decisive moment

Subject: Re: [OM] (OM) Henri Cartier-Bresson The decisive moment
From: Chuck Norcutt <chucknorcutt@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 12 Jun 2011 21:02:42 -0400
Excellent optics I'm hearing but the mechanical bits seem to be all too 
fussy for me.

Chuck Norcutt

On 6/12/2011 7:08 PM, Andrew Fildes wrote:
> Indeed it is - he 45mm Planar was the standard lens for the Contax G and was 
> extremely good. One of the best standard lenses I ever used. The focussing is 
> done from the body through a little gearbox on the side. It's a bit 
> slow/noisy on my old Contax G1and very difficult to fit an adapter. I have a 
> Metabones adaptor ($130) which turns the little transmission shaft with a 
> large focussing ring that shrouds the base of the lens. It's a great idea but 
> tends to be a bit sticky. Difficult to fit too. The high end adapters are 
> very expensive.
> The adapter seller (GBI Camera, KK) was excellent. He took it back for a 
> while when I could not work out how to fit it and sent me a personal video 
> showing me how. He's now promised another little video to show me how to 
> overcome the slight binding I'm getting.
> I have the 90mm as well and that got bad press as it was hard to focus on the 
> G1. Apparently it is a very good 180/2.8 on mFT.
> This was part of a kit I sold for a friend. If anyone is interested in the 
> Zeiss G 35-70mm zoom, I can get it for a bargain price.
> Andrew Fildes
> afildes@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> On 13/06/2011, at 8:49 AM, usher99@xxxxxxx wrote:
>> Have  never seen a Contax G lens  (built for AF?) but I think the 45 is
>> about as sharp as you get and is supposed to be every bit as nice as
>> the DZ 50F2, IIRC.
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