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Re: filmscanners: OT: Places to ask about lenses?
Here are those scans as promised:
We're going pretty far OT, so please reply off list. Contax G's are AF
rangefinders. They're great as long as you go in knowing their limits --
they don't suit everybody. The Zeiss lenses are from 16 to 90mm plus a
35-70 zoom. All are excellent, & most a notch better than that. The G2
takes all of the lenses; the G1 takes all but the zoom. See
www.contaxcameras.com for the company site & www.contaxg.com for the user
group & mailing list. I've only had my G2 since June, so I'm not the
world's expert in them.
The G1 recently went out of production; the G2 continues. Many dealers
have new G1s with the 35/2 Planar & flash for $750-800. The 45/2 Planar is
a hair sharper. Since it's also cheaper, dealers often let you substitute
it in the package. The G2 is a nicer body in many ways, but whether or not
they're decisive is up to you. Adorama, B&H, Tamarkin are all good places
for US imports. For grey market, www.deltainternational.com has many
satisfied customers. I got my G2 used locally.
At 06:04 PM 11/2/2001, you 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?