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Why Contax and/or Zeiss at all?

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stooth

I am new to the G2 but I am very pleased with the sharpeness of the 45 mm and the 28 mm lenses and the feel of the camera but what I am most impressed with is I frequently capture exactly the quality that attracted me to a subject. I am excited to see my negs. I love this camera!
 
V

vdipiet

When my Dad passed on at the very end of 1989 I inherited his Contax RTS with the 50 1.4 Planar and the 25 2.8 Distegon lenses. I fell in love with photography, the Camera and the lenses pretty quickly. I soon added the CZ 85 2.8 and as a backup, the Yashica FX 3 Super 2000. Once I moved to my current apartment I was able to afford more 2nd hand Zeiss and Kyocera equipment especially when I discovered that on line auction site. I am very comfortable with these Cameras and their great lenses -- I also like the fact that I can use Yashica lenses along with the Zeiss lenses and that some of the Yashica ML lenses are extremely fine. So now I use three Contaxes and 8 Zeiss Lenses along with one Yashica and 4 ML lenses including the 35 2.8 and the ML 100 3.5 macro which I think are hidden Gems of lenses. And as to Zooms, I find my CZVS 35-135 while heavy, to be one superb, and I do mean superb lens. It is as sharp as my primes.
 

jsmisc

Well-Known Member
Well said Vincent. That's quite moving. I think you have reflected the feelings of all us Contax and Zeiss afficianados.
John
 

ZEISSIG

Active Member
Well, Zeiss is since 165 years on the market, and I guess nobody else has more experience on optical sciences as Zeiss!
 

dirk

CI-Founder
Well, Zeiss is since 165 years on the market, and I guess nobody else has more experience on optical sciences as Zeiss!

Yes. And they show it finally also with the amount of new lenses - with and without AF - and different lens mounts. Batis, Otus etc. pp. Finally they push the borders again... :daumenhoch_smilie:
 

ZEISSIG

Active Member
Zeiss is also the leading producer of wafer lenses for digital Chip Production. The is an interesting video available on this matter! ASML and ZEISS! There you can see, the absolutely top of Lens Production!
 

dirk

CI-Founder
Zeiss is also the leading producer of wafer lenses for digital Chip Production. The is an interesting video available on this matter! ASML and ZEISS! There you can see, the absolutely top of Lens Production!

Hi,

could you post the link to the video here? Or if it is i.e. a youtube video, you can embed the URL here so it is visible here immediately....

Best wishes
 
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