Contax G2 Review (black&white film)

Contax G2

Human beings cannot meet the future, otherwise no one will make so many beautiful film cameras. The contax brand has reappeared in the public eye. Contax T3 heats up first, and contax g2 heats up.

The contax g2 is a super cheap rangefinder camera, the autofocus version of the Leica m. Contax g is younger and more seductive than Leica m. If Leica m is “he”, contax g is “her”.

Contax G2

Cheap

Fuji X-PRO1 is more like a digital version of Contax G. Contax G was not cheap in the 90s, and now the price is very acceptable. A brand new Fuji X-pro series camera is several times more expensive than the Contax G2. If you like the experience of the X-pro series, you can treat contax g as its film version.

Porsche is responsible for the design

For people who are used to Leica, the electronic camera can easily be regarded as a toy. However, after all, contax g2 is also a brand of German Zeiss. The contax g2 is designed by Porsche. It is also a professional model in a rangefinder camera.

auto focus

The rapid autofocus of contax G2 surprised me. I didn’t expect such a high-speed focusing system in the 1990s. The lineup of lens groups equipped at the time was also very strong: 16mm, 21mm, 28mm, 35mm, 45mm, 90mm. These lenses are very practical and the imaging is excellent.

Manual focus


Autofocus cameras are not good at taking pictures on the street. The Contax G2 is specially equipped with a manual focus dial, which is very useful for street photography.

Contax G2

Waste of film

I told my friends that I got a contax G2. He said it was a camera that wasted film. He was right, the film was finished soon, so fast. Autofocus, automatic filming, you just need to press the shutter.

G2 VS G1


G2 increases the focusing speed. G1 is very cheap. G21 white label cannot be used for G1 white label, G1 green label can be used. G2 supports all lenses.

Disadvantages

Counter liquid crystal leakage is a common problem. It is also a common problem that plastic handles will peel off.

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Carl Zeiss 45mm F/2 Planar Review with black & white film

contax g2 45mm f/2

Only if you don’t follow the trend, can you have a true self

Zeiss is very smart with a 45mm focal length. Compared with the 50mm lens, this particular focal length is impressive. The G45 f/2 is the star of the Zeiss contax rangefinder system, and many people like it. The Contax G series is a legend in itself, with a new rangefinder system and full focal length coverage.

The sharpest standard lens

G45 is the main lens of contax in the 1990s, known as the world’s sharpest standard lens, Zeiss style. The sharpest lens in the G series is the G90mm f/2.8, followed by the G45. The sharpness of the G90 at aperture f/2.8 is comparable to that of Leica’s 90mm f/2 AA.

contax g2 45mm f/2

Made in japan

Although the G45 is made in Japan, the style is Zeiss’s own. Only 16mm of G series lenses are made in Germany, the rest are made in Japan. Actually made in Japan is also very good.

contax g2 45mm f/2

Digital

Many people use g45 f2 for digital cameras. Because the light of the 45mm lens is more vertical, there will be no red shift in the corners. Sony a7 users are very fond of this lens. Closer to the original Zeiss style. The G45 is very lightweight and is the perfect partner for Sony a-series cameras.

price

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contax g2 planar 45mm f2 black&white Image Simples

contax g2 planar 45mm f2

Zeiss style

The color of ZEISS is impressive. The colors pop out and are naturally bright and pleasant. Color is very subjective, and Zeiss is indeed a master.

Bokeh

The bokeh of the contax G45 is pretty good. After all, a 50mm lens cannot have a smoothness of 90mm. The closest focusing distance of the G45 is 0.5 meters, and a very smooth bokeh can be obtained at close range. The Leica standard lens has a minimum focusing distance of 0.7 meters, which is not as close as the g45.

Hood

The metal hood is small and exquisite, very practical and very beautiful.

At the same time, attaching the UV and the hood will slightly block the viewfinder, the lower right corner, but it is very slight, it is nothing.

contax g2 planar 45mm f2

T*

The imaging is very good when facing the sunlight, and the colors are also very real.

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Lomography x-pro 200

lomography x-pro 200

At the end of the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st century, in the decade when traditional film production was reduced and closed, lomo was very popular. Lomo is known as a trendy art that quickly gained popularity among young people around the world. Digital cameras have not stopped lomo in the slightest. What really gave lomo a punch was the iphone filter.

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