Excellent optics I'm hearing but the mechanical bits seem to be all too
fussy for me.
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
> 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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