CONTAX G1 w/45mm f/2
CONTAX G1 w/45mm f/2
CONTAX G1 w/45mm f/2
CONTAX G1 w/45mm f/2

CONTAX G1 w/45mm f/2

Regular price €550.00

The Contax G1 is a 35mm rangefinder that use the "G"-mount, an electronic autofocus mount. Critics were quick to accuse the camera of not being a "true" (mechanical) rangefinder, since it used autofocus and electronically-linked mechanisms. But the AF mechanism in the G1, and later the G2 (introduced in 1996), does indeed use a twin-window system much like that of the older mechanical rangefinders—only in electronic form. An advantage of the Contax G finders over other rangefinder cameras is the fact that with lenses from 28mm to 90mm they always show the correct view (zoom rangefinders). The same is true for close focusing, as they also feature parallax correction.

If you want to know more, Camerapedia has written a small review.

What’s included?

The camera body with box and all original papers, the lens with box, leather case, and all original papers. The lens is missing the front cap.

The body seems to be a green label, we have tested it with a 35mm lens and it worked. Someone has pull off the sticker on the inside.

Condition: Very good, looks almost like new.

Optical: Viewfinder clean. Lens clean with no haze/fungus/scratches

Mechanical: All shutter speeds are accurate and all mechanical functions are working.

Electronic: All electronic functions are working.