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viewfinder for contax g2 21mm lens

recently lost the shoe-mounted viewfinder for my 21mm contax g2 lens…thing just fell off in a taxi cab. quite careless i know.

does anyone know where i can get one from without having to buy a whole new lens? contax is caput, b&h is a dead end…….and again, i know i’m an idiot.

by [a former member] at 2006-03-24 04:13:48 UTC (ed. Mar 12 2008 ) Amman , Jordan | Bookmark | | Report spam→

I don’t know if you’re going to be able to find the Contax one anymore. But Voightlander makes a nice 21 for Leica M and Screwmount cameras and they offer their finder for a fraction the price of the Contax or Leica one. Here is a link to a US distributor http://www.cameraquest.com/voigtacc.htm it is pretty cheap (about $130 US). jack

by Jack Kurtz | 24 Mar 2006 08:03 | Tucson, AZ, United States | | Report spam→
As of right now, KEH has two Contax G series 21mm finders in stock… LN- for $179 and EX+for $172. Go http://www.keh.com/ and search in the “camera store” tab and then contax g series under 35mm and then prisims and finders under camera body accesories.

by Nathan Daniel Pier | 24 Mar 2006 08:03 | Wisconsin, United States | | Report spam→
Bryan:
I am thinking about buying Contax g2, that opinion you have of autofocus?

Moises Castillo
Guatemala

by Moises Castillo | 24 Mar 2006 15:03 | Guatemala City, Guatemala | | Report spam→
Hey Moises,
I’ve been using the G2 for almost two years now and it is a fanatastic little camera… the autofocus takes a little getting used to, but once you’ve got the hang of it, it’s spot on 95% of the time…..  it’s also realtively silent and quick….. the sharpness and color rendition of the lenses is unbelievable…… now I just wish Contax had not gone kaput and left us without  the hope of a digital version of this beauty…..


by [former member] | 24 Mar 2006 22:03 | New Delhi, India | | Report spam→
Sumeet, Sony bought out Contax so the dream of a digital G might not be dead just yet. Sony already has a relationship with Carl Zeiss so who knows?

by Nathan Daniel Pier | 25 Mar 2006 07:03 | Wisconsin, United States | | Report spam→
moises-

i have both the contax g1 and g2, the g1 i use as a backup body. in terms of optics, the g2 stunning, and you will pay less for a body and an entire lens set than you would for an M6 body. as a young photog, it’s lower price was the reason i chose it over the M6, which i simply couldn’t afford, but if i could i would, that’s just me. i like the feel of the leica better, and the MAJOR drawback to the contax g2 is the size and dimness of the viewfinder. it’s a small little bugger.

for the money you will pay however, i absolutely think it’s worth it. and autofocus, that was your question, sorry, ranting…..it’s really quite sharp, and very quick….but again, the viewfinder is so dim that at times, finding the brackets can be difficult, especially in low light…..

by [former member] | 25 Mar 2006 14:03 (ed. Mar 25 2006) | Amman, Jordan | | Report spam→
moises-

i have both the contax g1 and g2, the g1 i use as a backup body. in terms of optics, the g2 is stunning, and you will pay less for a body and an entire lens set than you would for an M6 body. as a young photog, it’s lower price was the reason i chose it over the M6, which i simply couldn’t afford, but if i could i would, that’s just me. i like the feel of the leica better, and the MAJOR drawback to the contax g2 is the size and dimness of the viewfinder. it’s a small little bugger.

for the money you will pay however, i absolutely think it’s worth it. and autofocus, that was your question, sorry, ranting…..it’s really quite sharp, and very quick….but again, the viewfinder is so dim that at times, finding the brackets can be difficult, especially in low light…..

by [former member] | 25 Mar 2006 14:03 | Amman, Jordan | | Report spam→
Well Nathan, you’ve given me a ray of hope!….hope Sony comes through! i know a few guys who’d give an arm for a digital G2!


by [former member] | 25 Mar 2006 23:03 | New Delhi, India | | Report spam→

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Jack Kurtz, Photojournalist Jack Kurtz
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