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    Contax G Lenses

    Well, I bought a 45mm f/2 and 90mm f/2.8 off eBay. Just got them and noticed something really odd.

    On both lenses, the marking for the aperture doesn't line up with the numbers. For example, when the 45 is wide open, the marking is at around 8. I found a video on youtube with the same issue.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8sQsMdt0sc8

    It's odd that it's the same issue on both lenses I got. Are they defective? Or am I missing something?

    Thanks.

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    Re: Contax G Lenses

    Well, two minutes after posting this, I decided to check the manual and it says that the ring will be off until it is mounted.

    Too bad I don't have anything to mount it to Still waiting for my G to E mount adapter.

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    Re: Contax G Lenses

    Is E the NEX mount?
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    Re: Contax G Lenses

    Yep.

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    Well, I look forward to some samples when your adapter arrives
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    Re: Contax G Lenses

    Quote Originally Posted by shermanb View Post
    Well, I bought a 45mm f/2 and 90mm f/2.8 off eBay. Just got them and noticed something really odd.

    On both lenses, the marking for the aperture doesn't line up with the numbers. For example, when the 45 is wide open, the marking is at around 8. I found a video on youtube with the same issue.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8sQsMdt0sc8

    It's odd that it's the same issue on both lenses I got. Are they defective? Or am I missing something?

    Thanks.
    freaked me out when mine first arrived.

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    Re: Contax G Lenses

    You are going to love those lenses on the NEX. 45 f/2 just balances so well on NEX and is super-sharp. The 90 is a really nice addition to the kit, too.

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    So, is it there yet??
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    Re: Contax G Lenses

    And now?
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    Re: Contax G Lenses

    I was offered a mint condition 45mm f2.0 with a stuck wide open diaphram for $40.00. I didn't take it.

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    Re: Contax G Lenses

    Same thing happened to me when I got my 21mm for my 5N. I was just about to call Bergen County Camera and then I thought to check online and yep, as the lens is attached it aligns. Odd little system. But whatever, it worked.

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    Re: Contax G Lenses

    Still, G 28, 45 and 90 represent totally oustanding value for money on the NEX series. True world-class glass for a couple of hundred bucks each. Well worth the fiddly focusing on the adapter IMHO

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    Re: Contax G Lenses

    Where's the pics?

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