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    JUST WON ON EBAY a G1.....CONTAX that is

    Has anyone here any Thoughts or Experience with the Contax G1
    Its modified so I can use 21 & 35 mm

    I'm excited to try the 45/2 glass .... Thanx in Advance
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    Re: JUST WON ON EBAY a G1.....CONTAX that is

    I have friend who gave up his Barnack Leica after getting a G1. So, David likes it. Only thing is glass for it seems rather limited.

    "The market wants a Leica to be a Leica: the inheritor of tradition, the subject of lore, and indisputably a mark of status to own."
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    The G1 and lenses are fantastic. All the focal lengths anyone needs. The only thing that might be limiting to some, is f/2.0 is the fastest aperture.

    Looking forward to seeing what you can do with it.

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    Anyday now my G2 and 45mm should arrive, bought from a getdpi member.

    Look forward to sharing our findings.

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    loved mine, the 21 is killer

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    Coool Reeray... CONGRATS ...just noticed YOURS in the For Sale/Sold thread
    Shes a BEAUTY!

    will order a 45 today and if I'm in Love then the 21 (thank You Jim!)
    I have read the 45 is the sharpest lens around /even more so than the cron
    Look at best of Flickr pixs with this lens ...Its Charming & the OOF is Lovely
    with the Center soooo SHARP

    Start a THREAD Reeray when you get it....I'll certainly Join In

    Thanx Monza ...Can't wait to try new Glass

    John /I will keep my M2 & 35 Lux -its my first leica M film cam so theres abit of sentimentality there

    Best to All- H
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    Just awaiting the bid outcome on a 28mm and 90mm - think with the 45mm that'll do me........

    .......(at least for a day or 2)

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    All Contax G lenses are excellent. Don't overlook the 35mm and 90mm. They can be had very inexpensively.

    Here are few taken with G lenses: the first one with 28mm, second 35mm and third 90mm. Kodak 100G film and scanned using Nikon 9000.

    Enjoy your G1!

    Kind regards,

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    Very nice "Ocean" .
    Just won the 90mm on Ebay and now awaiting the 28mm bid.
    I'm actually just on the verge of ordering some film - do you prefer the K100G against (say) Provia/Velvia and why?
    It's been some time since I used 35mm slide and I'm intrigued as to what is today regarded as the best.

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    Fab Ocean ...

    I actually Love the 35 shot the Best ...a Biogon design is it ?
    and the 90 is Sonnar / Does is tend to have that Lovely Sonnar GLOW
    the c 50 does ???

    Great Prices for STELLAR Lenses.....wooohoooo
    Cheers-H

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    Quote Originally Posted by ReeRay View Post
    Very nice "Ocean" .
    Just won the 90mm on Ebay and now awaiting the 28mm bid.
    I'm actually just on the verge of ordering some film - do you prefer the K100G against (say) Provia/Velvia and why?
    It's been some time since I used 35mm slide and I'm intrigued as to what is today regarded as the best.
    ReeRay,

    Thanks very much. I use K100G, and Astia the most for 35mm. I prefer the color of K100 to that of Provia as it has the 'right' amount of saturation, but not overly so, to my eyes. The Astia, on the other hand, renders very nice skin tones and has the best resolution. But Provia is also good general purpose film to use. Its color is a bit flat for me. As for Velvia, it is best used for slide projection. I still use it but much less so. These days, with digital scanning, some of Velvia's color effects can be achieved with post processing.

    I hope you will enjoy your 90mm. It has a very unique smooth rendition that I have not seen in other 90mm lenses including some of best Leica glasses.

    Kind regards,

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    Quote Originally Posted by helenhill View Post
    Fab Ocean ...

    I actually Love the 35 shot the Best ...a Biogon design is it ?
    and the 90 is Sonnar / Does is tend to have that Lovely Sonnar GLOW
    the c 50 does ???

    Great Prices for STELLAR Lenses.....wooohoooo
    Cheers-H
    Helen,

    Thank you! The 35mm G lens is not a Biogon design but a Planar design. From what I have seen, it is the very same design of Leica 35 Summicon M (pre ASPH). As for the 90mm, yes, it is a Sonnar design and has very beautiful smooth rendition.

    Among all the 21/28/35/45/90 lenses, I use 21mm Biogon the most followed by 45mm Planar. The 28 Biogon is another wonderful lens that has been under appreciated. I will take mine for my next outing.

    Kind regards,

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    Had abit of difficulty at first
    being a Leica M gal
    but got the Contax system Down Now.....

    heres a few / Superia 200 /G! & 45 Planar...
    needless to say , its a Great Little Rangefinder
    with FAB Glass Cheap !
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    Love that Planar, Helen.

    Did you scan or have the lab scan, those look fantastic...

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    Wow Helen
    Very impressive
    I mean, the shots and scan are great but what's most impressive is the speed in upload.
    My film order hasn't even arrived yet!

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    Thank YOU ,Monza & Reeray....

    Won the Camera Sunday got the cam Thursday & the lens Friday...
    the fridge is already stocked with lots of Film.....

    heres Another....Chris- Building's Custodian
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    90 Sonnar....Looks so 3D....200 Superia
    21 Biogon
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    45 Planar ...& probably my last post w/the Con G1...

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    Caught Drinking Again...... Mojito Anyone
    and
    The Gates to my next Client's home....
    21 Biogon
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    Helen, the mojito is still half full, did you finish it?

    Wonderful estate, the landscaping maintenance alone is probably 3x my mortgage...

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    Helen, these are really wonderful pictures. Suddenly my whole camera/lens roadmap is turned upside down!

    -Scott

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    Monza: that was the first Mojito....

    Meilicke: Thank You / its a fab rangefinder...spot on lenses but one has to get use to the autofocus aspect / but the cooool thing is to lock the focus, alter your view
    then pure Magic can happen
    my Favorite lens of the G series is the 21 Biogon
    though I must admit my M rangefinder is still my First Love
    What gear are You using ?

    All the Best- H
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    90 C Sonnar / 400 Arista -Rodinal- very little agitaton- 13 min
    which can be tricky to Focus
    of all the G /Zeiss lenses...

    click to make BIGGER
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    another 90 SONNAR Shot....
    poor Posture on my part....
    click to make BIGGER

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    Ooh, love the way the flare lights the shadowed eye. That's classic old lens magic, even if it's with a modern lens.
    --Peter

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    Thanx Peter...
    here is one of my last rolls w/ the Contax...45 Planar & 21 Biogon
    Walking under the Tunnel
    Reflections in a Diner

    click on to make BIGGER
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    Cool stuff Helen. So how do you like the G1? I know the lenses are super but I know very little about the cam.Cheers!
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