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Contax G1 Rangefinder Film Camera Sample Photos

Film Size: 135
Marketed: 1994
Lens Mount: G
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Xabier Mikel Laburu Van Woudenberg18-Jan-2007 09:11
BTW, if someone wants to get great pictures with this camera I recomend that, independently of the personal skills, you shouls use very good filters and have a spot light meter since this camera only has centered waighted light meter that is usefull in most cases but for complex situations it can be a bit more of a problem. Sincierly, I belive that this camera is worthed a bit more of an investment.
Xabier Mikel Laburu Van Woudenberg18-Jan-2007 09:06
Wow, wow and wow! I just bought this camera a few months ago second hand and the truth is that I love it. Very solid built and great features built in like a precise AF, ore motor film advance, correction of the paralax error between the viewfinder and the lens, etc. Real great, though it also has a few minor things that are not that good. For instance the viewfinder is kind of small and and not that clear as the simple Leica one, that makes it a bit more unconfortable. An other aspect that bothers me a bit is not having something like Leica has for focusing issues. In the viewfinder you don't something like the two square overlaping sistem like Leica. And that makes me a feel a bit insecure about focus since the only guide you have about focus is a small digital display that comes out un the lowest part of the viewfinder that indicates at what distance your focusing but no direct visual reference. An other thing that I still haven't got use too is the manual focus. It is not focused by the lens but by a wheel mecanism similar to the speeds on the top of the camera, I sencierly wold have prefered focusing throe directly with a lens focusing ring. But all in all, these questions are minor while the camera works fine. My overall score for this camara wold be 80 or 90 over 100.
About the lenses, I have the 21mm, the 28mm the 45mm and the 90mm. All are impressive much better then most of my lenses from Nikon, specially because they keep quite good detail in shadows. Their resolution and colour are just stagaring. I never have worked with such a quality lenses and if you add to this that they are small and light that makes them a 100 over 100 lenses... well, perhaps they have a small inconvinience, the maximum aperture of the 45mm is 2 and for the rest of the ones I have it is 2.8. Though it is quite a decent f-stop value I wold have liked to have the possibility of ligher ones but for this camera they only built 6 lenses, the other two are the 16mm and the 35mm none of them as outstanding as these other ones for what I have heard, though the 16mm is an interesting piece of lens but extreemly expensive too. An other advantage of this camera is that you can find a speciall adapter ring for the Contax reflex lenses that are also very outstanding overall quality though I wold recomend you not too use SLR lenses except the ones that are from 50mm up since one of the advantages with a range finder camera are preciesly the grand angulars and so.

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