Contax G2 with a Carl Zeiss Biogon 2.8/28mm heading to Lake Constance

The Con­tax G2 — besides its sib­ling G1 — is named the cul­min­a­tion of rangefind­er design.The Carl Zeiss Biogon is said to be one of the best lenses. I’d like to see how things work. Here is the body … the Con­tax G2 … and here is the lens … Carl Zeiss Biogon 2.8/28mm This…… Con­tin­ue read­ing Con­tax G2 with a Carl Zeiss Biogon 2.8/28mm head­ing to Lake Constance

Contax G1 with a Zeiss Planar 2/45mm

This time a beau­ti­ful Con­tax G1 found its way to me, accom­pan­ied by three legendary Zeiss lenses. All parts are in good shape, so let’s see what comes out when the first film is pushed through. On the one side, the Con­tax G‑System (i.e. the G1 and even more its sib­ling the G2) is said…… Con­tin­ue read­ing Con­tax G1 with a Zeiss Planar 2/45mm

The Beauty and the Beast III

From time to time I take a pic­ture show­ing two cam­er­as side by side where I think it’s worth it. The first and the second image can be found here, show­ing two Can­on bod­ies (a Can­on EOS 3 vis-a-vis a Can­on EOS 5D) and two Con­tax bod­ies (a Con­tax Aria vis-a-vis a Con­tax AX). This…… Con­tin­ue read­ing The Beauty and the Beast III

Contax 139 Quartz and … the rise of the Phoenix

I thought it might be a good idea, to tell the story of  a Con­tax 139 Quartz being dressed in a new leath­er cov­er. Here is how the hid­den beauty — Con­tax 139 Quartz — looks like before treat­ment … And now let’s start with some beau­ti­fic­a­tion ;) There are some resources on the web…… Con­tin­ue read­ing Con­tax 139 Quartz and … the rise of the Phoenix

Homeland — Amaryllis

That day the weath­er was cold but sunny — at least  in the morn­ing. Sun was com­ing in through the large win­dows and gave some beau­ti­ful light­ing. This Amaryl­lis is going on now since Christ­mas and it’s still not at it’s end. As I’m cur­rently exper­i­ment­ing with a Sony A7R2 and old glass, I had…… Con­tin­ue read­ing Home­land — Amaryllis

New Kids on the Contax/Yashica Block …

Some new kids arrived today to play with. First — and hope­fully the last of the kids — is a Con­tax Aria. Second — try­ing to com­plete the C/Y lens lineup — are three Yash­ica ML kids. One is the Yash­ica ML 2.8/35mm — one of my favor­ite focal lenghts. Anoth­er one is the Yash­ica…… Con­tin­ue read­ing New Kids on the Contax/Yashica Block …