When did the Contax G2 come out?
The G2 was released in 1996 alongside the 21 mm f/2.8 Biogon and 35 mm f/2 Planar. The 35–70 mm f/3.5–5.6 Vario-Sonnar, the first zoom lens for a rangefinder camera, was the last lens to be released, in 2000.
What is the difference between Contax G1 and G2?
The G1 has one-time focus with a button to set single, timer, multiple exposures, and continuous shooting (if you are in a rush to burn through a roll) and the G2 adds more options by employing two dials. So continuous focus on the continuous shooting is available. While not blazing fast it works.
How does a Contax G2 film loading work?
Compared to a Leica, loading film in a G-series camera was a cakewalk—you simply opened the film door, dropped in the film, closed the door, and it automatically advanced to the first frame. Auto-indexing set the film ISO and, when you reached the end of the roll, it automatically rewound the film back into the canister.
What kind of lens does a Contax G2 use?
Contax G2 and Zeiss Biogon 28mm f/2.8 in titanium (Contax G mount, 21.4 oz./605g with two CR2 cells and film, but no lens, body only about $400 used. It also comes in black). enlarge.
What’s the top shutter speed of a Contax G2?
The camera could now shoot up to 4 fps continuous shooting at a faster top shutter speed (1/6000-second), and a faster top flash sync speed (1/200-second). Compared to a Leica, loading film was a cake walk—you simply opened the film door, dropped in the film, closed the door, and it automatically advanced to the first frame.
What was the frame rate of the Contax G1?
The G1’s viewfinder automatically set frame lines to match the focal length of the lens and adjust for parallax, and it shot single-frame or continuous at up to 2 frames per second. It wasn’t a reflex camera, but the camera “spoke” to me.