contax

A friend was randomly passing through town today, so I went to lunch with her, took one snap there, then I went to West Liberty and walked around for awhile with the Contax combo. The film is Legacy Pro 100, shot at box speed and developed in Rodinal: 1:40, sixty seconds of slow inversion, then […]

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Testing: Carl Zeiss Tessar 45/2.8

by Todd on March 15, 2013

It’s been several months since I received my Contax-mount Tessar 45/2.8 T* from an eBay auction, and I finally had a chance to finish a roll. The lens came to me attached to a Yashica FX-3 Super 2000. I don’t have much of a need for this camera, but I got a great deal, so […]

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Contax G-lenses: 45mm f/2 & 90mm f/2.8

by Todd on December 31, 2012

I took the Contax G2 out for a quick drive today, to finish a roll of Portra 160 VC that I started just before Thanksgiving. I’ve posted shots from the 45 a few times, but I think this may be the first time I’ve posted anything from the 90. I don’t have time to scan […]

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Velvia 50

by Todd on November 16, 2012

This roll of Fuji Velvia 50 was given to me by a guy who does some of my printing, and it’s been languishing in my Contax RX for a long time. I’ve never shot film this slow before, and I’ve been continuously frustrated by not having enough light. So mostly I shot random boring things […]

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Contax G2, Arista EDU 400 film

by Todd on August 24, 2012

I’m starting to love the versatility and portability of the Contax G2 a lot. I’ve had only limited time to shoot lately, so it’s nice to have something small and easy to carry. I see a Zhou case in my future! I’m also really liking this inexpensive Arista film.

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Contax G1 + Ilford HP5

by Todd on June 26, 2012

I finished off the last few frames of a roll that was in the G1 yesterday…

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Contax G2 + 45/2 + Ektar

by Todd on June 26, 2012

I got my second G2 today, and I’m pretty happy with it. Too tired to go into details right now, but I may modify my G1/G2 comparison post, or even write a fuller review of the G2 when I’ve spent more time with it. For now, let’s just say the difference in the focus systems […]

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Contax G1 portraits

by Todd on June 16, 2012

I did a family session last night. Digital, of course, because I am far from having enough confidence yet to do such a thing with film. But I brought along the G1 and took a few snaps with it. I’m still having reasonably good luck with the G1 autofocus (there were three misfocused frames on […]

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Contax G1 test roll + G2 comparison

by Todd on June 13, 2012

This is your lucky day, know why? Because you get to see a bunch of boring pictures of the same shit I always shoot when I don’t have an immediately available subject. When I get a new camera, I like to run a couple of rolls through just as soon as I can, so I […]

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Contax G2 with Zeiss 45/2 Planar

by Todd on June 6, 2012

I received my first rangefinder from KEH yesterday, the Contax G2. I’ve been looking forward to this camera for a long time, primarily for the legendary quality of the Carl Zeiss 45 f/2 Planar lens. I’ve already sent the camera back, due to several minor issues. However, the G2 is a phenomenal camera, and the […]

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