What to do with old Zeiss lenses?

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Jane S
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What to do with old Zeiss lenses?
Mar 5, 2009

I have a nice collection of manual focus Zeiss lenses for a Contax, that I am loath to part with. Back in the day of film photography, I used them all the time.

Now they sit in the closet and haven't been used in years. Is there any sort of adapter that could be used with a Canon 20 D-- 50 D digital camera? I wouldn't mind having to manually focus. If there is such a thing, how much would I lose on IQ?

With the advance of digital and Contax going belly up, all that great glass is just sitting idle. Are there other camera bodies that might work better than a Canon?

I'd almost rather go back to film...perish the thought...than part with this glass. Other than that, maybe one day they will be antiques.

Should I just give it up and let go, because change has come and how many folks would willingly go back to film? I've been spoiled by instant gratification.

Thanks for any advice, insight................Jane

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