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I think its not new production. The original price of the "black G2 kit " was out of touch with the market(as Contax always seems to be). So probably there are still many kits left in factory inventory. As Contax and film sales drop, this is the time to unload them. Lets see if they are listed at B&H under their factory special promos. At a good price ,its interesting otherwise it will be another Contax rip-off. Lets see!
I have a black G2. I purchased it with the TLA200 and the 35-70 zoom. I got it for $1200. I purchased mine used. The former owner was a surgeon who owned it for 3 months. He ddin't carefor it. He showed me the original bill of sale. It's a shame he threw out all the boxes.
If anyone is interested, I have a black G2 system - body/28/45/90/flash/case - in EX+++ shape that I'm selling once I get back to the States next week. I've also got a black 35-70 zoom sold seperately.. Outfit 1600$; zoom $700.
I didn't think that the price of the G2 was out of touch with the market when compared to competitors like the Leica M and the Hexar.
I don't think that COntax C/Y lenses or bodies are out of touch either when compared with other systems high end ranges.
<I think its not new production. The original price of the "black G2 kit " was out of touch with the market(as Contax always seems to be). So probably there are still many kits left in factory inventory>
Actually, Contax is playing pretty good trick to sell a black body at a higher price. Today, Hasselblad chrome bodies out sell the black bodies offered at the same price. Lecia's also sells black bodies for the same price as chrome.