CI Photocommunity

Register a free account now!

If you are registered, you get access to the members only section, can participate in the buy & sell second hand forum and last but not least you can reserve your preferred username before someone else takes it.

Contax G2 or Nikon F100

Charliesilk

New Member
>

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.

By the way I can reply to notes but can someone tell me how initiate a new subject?

Dave
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.
 

dirk

CI-Founder
Hi Charlie,

these are 2 totally different worlds. Both in use and in image quality. You need to tell us more what you are planning to shoot.

The relatively new lens design of the G-system is significant better in image quality than the old Nikon F lenses.

But also in use, a Nikon F4 is a beast, big and heavy compared to the Contax G2. Personally I would always choose a Contax G2 system over an old Nikon F4 system, but this has also to do with what I am shooting and how I do plan to use it.

The Contax G2 is similar to a Fuji XPro. It is small, light, and you can take it easily with yout without always beeing noticed. The viewfinder on the left side makes a big difference while shooting. You can interact better with people.

The G lenses 21/28/35/45/90 are tiny and light and have all excellent image quality. They will shine with b&w.

But there are no option for tele-lenses longer than 90mm and the G2 system is neither made for sports.

Will you shoot people? landscape? sport?

What do you have already as an equipment and what is your expercience with it?
 

Charliesilk

New Member
Hi Charlie,

these are 2 totally different worlds. Both in use and in image quality. You need to tell us more what you are planning to shoot.

The relatively new lens design of the G-system is significant better in image quality than the old Nikon F lenses.

But also in use, a Nikon F4 is a beast, big and heavy compared to the Contax G2. Personally I would always choose a Contax G2 system over an old Nikon F4 system, but this has also to do with what I am shooting and how I do plan to use it.

The Contax G2 is similar to a Fuji XPro. It is small, light, and you can take it easily with yout without always beeing noticed. The viewfinder on the left side makes a big difference while shooting. You can interact better with people.

The G lenses 21/28/35/45/90 are tiny and light and have all excellent image quality. They will shine with b&w.

But there are no option for tele-lenses longer than 90mm and the G2 system is neither made for sports.

Will you shoot people? landscape? sport?

What do you have already as an equipment and what is your expercience with it?
Will be using it for landscapes mainly.
 

dirk

CI-Founder
Will be using it for landscapes mainly.

Take the Contax G2

Or if you think about a digital camera take the new Fuji XPro3, which reminds in many ways the Contax G2 ;)
 
Top