Best adapter for Contax G lenses

Started Mar 29, 2013 | Discussions thread
iceccream
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Re: Best adapter for Contax G lenses
In reply to walnorth, Mar 30, 2013

walnorth wrote:

I loved the Contax G. When I moved to digital, I bought Canon DSLRs and thought they were plasticy and the lenses lacked the "pop" of the Zeiss Contax lenses. When I bought a Nex 7, I was excited that my Contax lenses could be used again.

The 45 mm planar is possibly the best lens I've used in my 50 years as a photographer. Buy it. If the rumors of the full frame Nex are true, the price will go through the roof.

The problem is that the adapters are dogmeat. Contax G lenses are usable, but the focusing is rough. I hope the DEO adapter will work. I will post a review when I get one.

I'm an old guy. I appreciate OSS. I have the SEL 1018, SEL18200, and SEL 50, and think very highly of them all, but the image quality of the Contax G Zeiss lenses haunts me.

(yes, I sold my Leica glass without looking back. Buy the Contax 45, if only as an investment.)

Don

yep, pretty much what don said.  they are excellent lenses.  i've used the 90, 45, 28 & 21, and love them all.  there are colour banding issues with the 21mm in particular however (and a tiny bit with the 28).  they can be largely fixed in post, but i believe you still lose detail there.

for adaptors, my preference is the metabones.  i had a cheap kipon copy, but it never really got better, and has the same symptoms you report.  the metabones is big and ugly, but it works well.

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