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    WTB: Zeiss Vario-Sonnar G lens

    looking for a clean one to fit to a Nex 7
    this was for the Contax G

    also welcome any comments on advisability, adapters, lens modding, etc

    thx

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    Re: WTB: Zeiss Vario-Sonnar G lens

    I have one for sale here, I am asking $800 plus shipping and Paypal. It is a new lens, some of the original packaging is missing (Cardboard Inserts), but the lens is LNIB and I have verified that it performs like new.

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    Re: WTB: Zeiss Vario-Sonnar G lens

    It didn't work well for me until close to 70mm. I'd ver very leery of buying this lens for the Nex 7. OTOH it works great on the Nex5n.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlm View Post
    looking for a clean one to fit to a Nex 7
    this was for the Contax G

    also welcome any comments on advisability, adapters, lens modding, etc

    thx

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    Re: WTB: Zeiss Vario-Sonnar G lens

    noted. I thought I saw some shots with the vario from one user on the nex 7?

    obviously, i have to hold off the purchase until i figure this out

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    Re: WTB: Zeiss Vario-Sonnar G lens

    The lens works just fine on the NEX 7. BUT, below 45mm you will need to use corner fix to clean up magenta corners. They are sharp though. FYI my Leica 35mm lux, needs cornerfix on the NEX7...

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    Re: WTB: Zeiss Vario-Sonnar G lens

    sounds good, what adapter?

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    Re: WTB: Zeiss Vario-Sonnar G lens

    I recommend this one, unfortunately, I don't have a spare one.

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    Re: WTB: Zeiss Vario-Sonnar G lens

    Here are some samples I posted over on dpreview. I recalled incorrectly the performance. When looking through the viewfinder the magenta is much worse than it is on the pictures.

    contax g 35-70 zoom tests: Sony NEX Talk Forum: Digital Photography Review

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    Re: WTB: Zeiss Vario-Sonnar G lens

    On the adapter: I'm using a Monza designed for m43 but adapted to Nex via the thin m43/Nex adapter available on ebay. However, it does need to be thinned considerably to fit on the monza.

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