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

A Contax 167MT and a Carl Zeiss Distagon 2.8/28mm in Porto

This time in Porto … something went terribly wrong. Getting back my films from the lab, they wrote that some images were underexposed. Seeing the results, around 1/3rd of the frames were near black and I’m still guessing what happened. The Contax 167MT with its Carl Zeiss Distagon 2.8/28mm worked quite well with the Kodak…… Continue reading A Contax 167MT and a Carl Zeiss Distagon 2.8/28mm in Porto

Hiking the Haselstein and the Center of Central Europe

On this hike I carried with me three cameras – maybe I should stay at one per hike only, as weight is always an issue. The film one was a Contax G2 with its Carl Zeiss Biogon 2.8/28mm attached. I loaded a Kodak Ultramax 400. After the second image the camera stopped working due to…… Continue reading Hiking the Haselstein and the Center of Central Europe