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    I hope not... The other buyer backed out of the deal, and it's now MINE! (I hopefully get it on friday or saturday)..

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    Tomorrow....... (at least that's what the tracking delivery est. says)...

    Can't wait!!

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    YES!!!!!

    This camera is a lovely piece of machinery! Can't wait to finish two Fuji Superia 200 rolls and get em developed, to see how the lens behaves, the 45mm f/2 as I've understood is supposed to be one H of a lens, so it'll be a thrilling experience I guess...

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    Entertaining the Idea of Contax G1 or G2 with 45mm f2

    Quote Originally Posted by Felinik View Post
    YES!!!!!

    This camera is a lovely piece of machinery! Can't wait to finish two Fuji Superia 200 rolls and get em developed, to see how the lens behaves, the 45mm f/2 as I've understood is supposed to be one H of a lens, so it'll be a thrilling experience I guess...

    Congratulations! Just be prepared for the possibility of initial disappointment on some shots due to the likely need to get used to how the AF works, particularly with the G1. Maybe I'm wrong and all will be fine but if you want to see some serious flame wars go back to the late 90's and early 2000's when some were adamant about how much they disliked the Contax G system and could not wait to sell it off and go back to their manual focus Leicas and such (with a lot of underlying tone of "how dare anyone even think this camera can be as good as the Leicas!).

    When first introduced the fact that the G system and the Zeiss lenses might actually be as good or better than some Leica lenses was a matter of great controversy and discussion, and even still is sometimes. I'm both a Leica (MP, M2, IIIf, CL) and long-time Contax G user (G2) and feel both have strong positive aspects but many did not have the patience or the inclination to use or figure out the G system and its focusing. Or it just did not gel for them. Using a Leica and a Contax G is very different. But once it's dialed in the results from the G lenses are truly astonishing. Personally I use the Leica system mostly for the older lenses and B&W work with the 50/2 Summicron DR being my favorite pretty much for opposite reasons I like the G lenses. I love the more moderate contrast and more classic look of the DR and other older Leica lenses (I love my uncoated 35/3,5 Elmar for example), while the strong contrast and almost 3-D look I get from the G system 45/2 Planar and 28/2,8 Biogon work well for B&W its very different and for color the results simply knock my socks off. Some say the modern Leica lenses are cooler in resulting color and G Zeiss a little warmer.

    Just be ready for some possible need of patience to get to the point of being comfortable getting the most out of the system. I'm 100% in the "it's worth it" camp but many others were not and left the G system with a real attitude of "good riddance!" and were not shy about shouting it loudly on the forums..

    Hope it's all good for you. Please let us know.
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    So far all the fears I had after reading discussion between people talking about how strange and difficult this camera is, was gone when I had it in my hands... I dont know, but I assume there's a lot of people who really, well, how to put this, are forgetting to use parts of their brains quite often.

    Regarding the autofocus, and the mf, I think I have it figured, and I don't see the oddness with it... you point, focus, and if needed, recompose, at the same time, read the actual distance meter to make sure you're focusing in the right plane... it's not rocket science...



    But thanks for all your thoughts and advice, I truly appreciate it, and I will get back with scans as soon as I have negs!


    Cheers!!


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    Beauty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Felinik View Post
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    Nice. It is a beautiful camera. Time for the 28 Biogon! Oh, and trust me, do not get the TLA200, the TLA140 is great. Or even the TLA20. Heck I even use mine with a TLA30 sometimes though it is a bit top heavy....

    Some good reading: http://www.kenrockwell.com/contax/g-system.htm
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    Yeah, I've been drooling over that 28mm since I sent the payment for this kit, this month it's not possible (for obvious reasons), and next month I have a huge bill to pay, but after that... HEHE!

    Hmm, flash, I dont even use flash, though I've been thinking about reading up on it, we'll see in the future.




    *checking the link*

    EDIT: Ah, I've already read that numerous times, before I decided to get this kit.. thanks anyway buddy!
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    Lovely! Can't wait to shoot and dev a cpl of rolls!

    You got any 28mm shots ?

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