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Contax G system


A system consisting of two autofocus 35mm rangefinder cameras - CONTAX G1 (1994) and CONTAX G2 (1996), made by Kyocera, with fully electronic mount, electronically controlled shutter and TTL exposure meter, which supports aperture-priority automatic exposure metering. Both cameras have a sleek design and a durable body. Compared to the G1, the G2 has improved autofocus performance, and the shutter speed range is extended to 1/6000 sec.

A small but practical lens lineup consisted of autofocus models designed by Carl Zeiss and manufactured in Japan, as well as the manual focus Hologon 16mm f/8 lens, which was made in Germany. Despite the fact that the lenses support not only automatic, but also manual focusing, they are not equipped with a focusing ring, since focusing is always performed by a DC motor built into the camera.

Camera lineup

Contax G mount lens lineup

Fisheye lenses
Ultra-wide angle prime lenses
8 Carl Zeiss G Hologon T* 16mm F/8Pancake lensPro 1994 
2.8 Carl Zeiss G Biogon T* 21mm F/2.8 E55Pro 1996 
Wide-angle prime lenses
2.8 Carl Zeiss G Biogon T* 28mm F/2.8 E46 1994 
2.0 Carl Zeiss G Planar T* 35mm F/2 E46 1996 
Standard prime lenses
2.0 Carl Zeiss G Planar T* 45mm F/2 E46 1994 
Short telephoto prime lenses
2.8 Carl Zeiss G Sonnar T* 90mm F/2.8 E46 1994 
Medium telephoto prime lenses
Super telephoto prime lenses
Macro lenses
Shift lenses
Wide-angle zoom lenses
Standard zoom lenses
3.5 Carl Zeiss G Vario-Sonnar T* 35-70mm F/3.5-5.6 E46 1999 
Telephoto zoom lenses
Superzoom lenses
Completeness of lens lineup
    Enthusiast photography

    No dedicated lenses for distant subjects photography, wild nature photography.

    Professional photography

    No dedicated lenses for professional wild nature photography, architectural photography with perspective correction, professional macrophotography.

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