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Old 02-29-2012   #1
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Thumbs up Let's see some pictures !

... taken with classic Contax bodies or Zeiss RF lenses... Those things are not only for collectors

Here are some of mine :

Contax II + collapsible Sonnar


Leica M3 + Zeiss-Opton Sonnar 50 1.5


Leica M8 + Zeiss-Opton Sonnar 50 1.5
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Old 02-29-2012   #2
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Based on their prices, they definitely aren't for collectors -- they are a great bargain (if you get a working one). Nice pictures -- C'est un El Camino?!
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No, it's a Ford Ranchero

You are right about the price : it is possible to have a nice Contax lens for less than 100, about the price of a Leica IR filter or a hood. Barnack Leicas cost much more. I paid 80 for the collapsible Sonnar (small scratches, but quite usable) two weeks ago. But I think prices are rising.
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Well... nobody here

Here is another taken two weeks ago, Contax II + postwar planar 35.


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Sorry, I don't use mine enough, and I think I've already posted them all before.

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accordian-player by leigh marrin, on Flickr

Kiev 4am with an uncoated 5cm/f2 Sonnar.

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Oregon Coast, Contax G2, Zeiss 21mm, Kodak Portra 160NC


I kinda like that the horizon is crooked, as it makes the image authentic, real.
Otherwise it would look too perfect, and something cooked up for a calendar or a PC screen saver.


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Here's one I might not have posted before.


Mason Creek Valley by br1078phot, on Flickr

And it falls within the paramneters of the OP's request.

Contax IIa
Opton Sonnar 2.0/50
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50mm f/2 Sonnar Opton on Contax IIa
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50mm f/2 Sonnar Opton on Contax IIa

Next 3 are taken with 50mm f/2 Sonnar Opton on Contax IIa. Kodak Ektar 100 was used.
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35mm f1/8 W Nikkor on Contax IIa
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35mm f1/8 W Nikkor on Contax IIa

35mm f1/8 W Nikkor on Contax IIa with Kodak Ultramax 400
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Scan-120420-0003.jpg by richardhkirkando, on Flickr

Contax I & Tessar 50/2.8, which I'm selling - it looks *really* nice, but as a user, I'd like to get a II or a III instead.
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Contax II w/ 50/1.5 Sonnar. Lens has an oil haze on the internal surfaces & is even now away being overhauled. More once it's back...
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I love that last one.
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So I'm not alone! Thank you all, keep up the good work




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00340007_3 by br1078phot, on Flickr

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Shot on Ferrania 100, somewhat underexposed due to faulty meter.
Contax IIa with Opton Sonnar 2/50

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Same lens as my other two shots in this thread -- a coated (marked with a red T) 1939 1.5 sonnar. Just got it back from a cleaning a couple of hours ago so I put it on a Fuji X Pro 1 and took a quick test shot of a friend I ran in to at a coffeeshop:

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The lens and camera, by the way, qualify as one of those strokes of amazing luck one sometimes gets. I went into the camera store in Anchorage to buy a few rolls of Tri-X and looked at the used cameras as the clerk was getting my film. There was a Contax II with the 1.5 Sonnar on it. I asked him if I could look at it when he came back with the film. Everything seemd to be working just fine, shutter well behaved at all speeds, rangefinder looked good &c. Looked at the price -- $150. With lens. I had not intended to buy a camera that day. Sometimes intentions are revised.
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Excellent revision of intensions. Good luck.
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I once had a Kiev 4, but couldn't hack the Contax-style focus + winding. But I'm happy to have a G1 as my auto-RF with the good glass:









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Contax IIIa with Sonnar 1.5
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Contax IIIa with Sonnar 1.5

Couple of buddies hangin'...

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It's quite surprising that I actually recognized you from the subject of the picture, with the military uniforms and landscape. I know your photographs mostly from flickr and I love your work !
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Don't have anything remotely current uploaded, but here are some of the more recent:






http://www.flickr.com/photos/furcafe/6328441904/



http://www.flickr.com/photos/furcafe/6304319056/

Edit: Forgot about this recent shot, using dexdog's experimental (1933 for German Army) LTM 5cm/1.5 Sonnar, @ f/1.5:



More pix here: http://pandahead.blogspot.com/2012/06/movie-night.html
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