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Old 07-29-2012   #126
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So we all know that the Contax G1+G2 viewfinders are by no means amazing in terms of size and clarity. I did notice that for use with the 21mm lens, there is a separate viewfinder. If I got a 50mm external viewfinder for use with the 45mm lens, would the auto focus point be accurate using it?
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So we all know that the Contax G1+G2 viewfinders are by no means amazing in terms of size and clarity. I did notice that for use with the 21mm lens, there is a separate viewfinder. If I got a 50mm external viewfinder for use with the 45mm lens, would the auto focus point be accurate using it?
Do you have a VF in mind that has a crosshair or something similar in the middle? or would you just guestimate the AF point?

The biggest negatve I can see is that you would be giving up one of the few "focus confirmation" --I use the term VERY loosely-- of the Contax G: the distance scale in the viefinder. While it's far from being a good focusing tool, you can at least get a sense of whether you are in the neighborhood or not.
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Do you have a VF in mind that has a crosshair or something similar in the middle? or would you just guestimate the AF point?

The biggest negatve I can see is that you would be giving up one of the few "focus confirmation" --I use the term VERY loosely-- of the Contax G: the distance scale in the viefinder. While it's far from being a good focusing tool, you can at least get a sense of whether you are in the neighborhood or not.
Interesting. I was thinking of, like, drawing in a crosshair or center dot on a Voigtlander viewfinder or something along those lines. Whatever maybe it's worth it to try.
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Just Got A Contax G2

I just received a Contax G2 on Thursday in the mail. I have had my G1 for about 6 yrs. I always thought it was great camera but I came close to selling my system 2 months ago. I used the G2 for the first time yesterday. The focus is so much faster. It also seems quieter. I think I will be sticking with the Contax G system a little longer. The VF has never been an issue for me.
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