Hi dave am considering the nikon f4 or the contax G2 purley for black and white.in your opinion which would you say takes the best black and white in terms of sharpness and contrast?i know nikon has more lenses and contax smaller and lighter but these are not my main concern.i know this is old so any thoughts would be great.thanks.>
I just returned from a photo shoot out west. Put 60 rolls of B&W through my Contax G2. Combination of T400CN, Tech Pan, Tri-X, and Tmax 100. In that order of awesome negatives. I also put 40 rolls of color film through my Nikon. Combination of Kodak color films from 100 to 800 speeds.
The Contax 21mm lens gave me shots that are unbelievable. The only time I used the Nikon was if I wanted a color shot of what I was shooting in B&W or if I wanted to use a long (600mm) focal length lens. In general, the images from the Nikon are nice snapshots but the images from the Contax are all professional quality. My wife who was with me used an Olympus APS point and shoot and her images came just as good as the Nikon shots. In both cameras I used a tripod for every shot.
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