The Contax G1 can be purchased with the 35mm f2 lens,
and dedicated flash TLA200 for $799 new. The package
with the G2 uses the less expensive 45mm Tessar and
goes for over $1000. I know the G2 focusses faster and
I think has both active as well as passive AF. I think
the 45 is considered one of the sharpest (if not *the*
sharpest) standard lenses from any manufacturer.
I will say that some large prints I saw made from
these lenses (and professionally printed by A&I
Exhibition) were some of the most amazing prints I've
ever seen. These were 16x20 shot hand held. I think
the G series lenses can outperform any film in the
sharpness category. The ones I've seen the work of all
bowl me over. I would love to own the 16, 21, 35 and
45. As for the 90, I'd probably stay with my
Contax/Yashica mount SLR stuff, where I have the 100
--- Rob Geraghty <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Optical bang-for-the buck is high with Contax G
> series. They take a
> > limited range of top notch Zeiss lenses at great
> prices. Email me
> > for 4000 dpi samples.
> Hi Bob - how much are you talking for a Contax body
> and lens? Even the base
> model body and a 50mm or whatever lens is cheapest
> in the range?
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