Posts Tagged ‘contax’

Contax G1 with a Zeiss Planar 2/45mm

Friday, September 7th, 2018

This time a beautiful Contax G1 found its way to me, accompanied by three legendary Zeiss lenses. All parts are in good shape, so let’s see what comes out when the first film is pushed through.

On the one side, the Contax G-System (i.e. the G1 and even more its sibling the G2) is said to be the world’s most … Read the rest

The Beauty and the Beast III

Friday, August 10th, 2018

From time to time I take a picture showing two cameras side by side where I think it’s worth it. The first and the second image can be found here, showing two Canon bodies (a Canon EOS 3 vis-a-vis a Canon EOS 5D) and two Contax bodies (a Contax Aria vis-a-vis a Contax AX).

This time two Minolta bodies … Read the rest

Contax 139 Quartz and … the rise of the Phoenix

Sunday, March 4th, 2018

I thought it might be a good idea, to tell the story of  a Contax 139 Quartz being dressed in a new leather cover. Here is how the hidden beauty – Contax 139 Quartz – looks like before treatment …

And now let’s start with some beautification 😉

There are some resources on the web where you can find new … Read the rest

Homeland – Amaryllis

Sunday, February 18th, 2018

That day the weather was cold but sunny – at least  in the morning. Sun was coming in through the large windows and gave some beautiful lighting.
This Amaryllis is going on now since Christmas and it’s still not at it’s end.

As I’m currently experimenting with a Sony A7R2 and old glass, I had mounted a Contax Carl Zeiss … Read the rest

New Kids on the Contax/Yashica Block …

Friday, September 15th, 2017

Some new kids arrived today to play with.

First – and hopefully the last of the kids – is a Contax Aria.

Second – trying to complete the C/Y lens lineup – are three Yashica ML kids. One is the Yashica ML 2.8/35mm – one of my favorite focal lenghts.

Yashica ML 2.8/35mm

Another one is the Yashica ML 2.8/24mm – a highly … Read the rest