The Contax 45mm f/2 Carl Zeiss Planar T* is a autofocus rangefinder lens for the Contax G1 and G2 cameras. The Contax G 45mm is notable for being one of the sharper normal lenses made. The 6 element 4 group Zeiss Planar T* multi-coated design is renowned for being able to out resolve all but the finest grain low ISO films. Contrast color reproduction are also top-tier by any standard.
The bright f/2 maximum aperture aids shooting in available light and with beautiful titanium metal construction keeping weight to a remarkable light 190g (5.3oz) the 45mm G is incredibly easy to shoot hand held and carry.
The 45mm G's famous image quality coupled with G system autofocus and auto exposure capabilities have helped expand the photographic community's conception of what a rangefinder can do. While it's performance and responsiveness are especially well suited for photojournalism documentary photography, the versatile normal focal length makes this a go to lens for any application where image quality is paramount.
The lens, caps, sun shade, papers, and box.
Cosmetic: Very good condition, with little signs of use.