Best adapter for Contax G lenses

Started Mar 29, 2013 | Discussions thread
Joachim Wulfers
Joachim Wulfers Senior Member • Posts: 2,836
Re: Best adapter for Contax G lenses

Astrophotographer 10 wrote:

I got an Ebay Chinese Contax G adapter yesterday. I used it last night and it took a while to figure out how to use it to control focus. It didn't at first until fitted the right way.

Using it this morning I see it works to focus but the focus ring is not very smooth and has a few notchy spots.

Using it on the Nex 6 I could immediately see the extra colour and warmth of the lens. I love the rendering it creates. I took a few comparison shoots with an excellent Nikon 105mm F2.5AIS (cheap lens but often highly regarded). It was similar but the Contax lens has a slightly nicer rendition of colour (not a lot in it).

What's a decent adapter for Contax g? Metabones?


Hi Greg,

I recently got three Contax G lenses and purchased a Kipon and a Fotodiox adapter. Both my samples are very smooth and focus to infinity. So, since the Fotodiox costs about 60% of the Kipon and I don't see any difference in the finish quality, I will purchase another Fotodiox for my third lens.

There are two previous posts (just search for Zeiss lenses in this forum) with photographs from the NEX with Zeiss Contax G lenses.

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