Originally Posted by Socke
I first thought the Contax G switches to external metering when the internal meter is obstructed, so I put a lens cleaning cloth into the mount and tried it. Then I left the lens off and metered with the body cap on.
So I'm pretty sure the metering is switched by the lens contacts and not by obstructing the internal cell.
Hmm.. both the G1 and G2 display 16" for me with the lens cap on. I still forget to take the blasted thing off occasionally, heheh -- I'll click the shutter, and then not hear the shutter close and I wait and wait.. look at the front of the camera and
I think your conclusions here are incorrect, but I may be not reading it correctly. Oh, well. Have a nice weekend