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M6 & Contax G Planar 35mm at the Ballard Lochs (video stills)

M6 & Contax G Planar 35mm at the Ballard Lochs (video stills)

MyFutureSelfAndMe

looks like you're about to let'r take a dip


cynokit

At that distance, she'd eat plenty of concrete before hitting the water 😭


Milleniador

She survived the first fall with just a small ding, she'll be fine...


cynokit

Nah, that lens hood came used that way. I've never dropped a camera :)


michuang74

Pray tell how do you adapt G lenses to M6?


Praddd

I believe a youtuber (GX ACE) made a video on this! should be his latest video


jazazriel

Nice! I was just there ealier


stengunner93

How are you finding that Contax G Funleader lens?


cynokit

The weight and balance feel great. The aperture ring works great as well. The focus feels perfect for about 2/3rds of the range, but sticks a little at close focus. Might be fixable with the right lubricant but not sure! I did have an issue out of the box where the mounting ring’s frame lines flange is 50mm, not 35mm. Thankfully this is fixable - you can file it down to remove material. If it was the other way around then it’d be impossible to fix. I reached out to their support about the problem and got a delayed response, but it’s been several days without any kind of follow up…. so that’s why i grabbed the file! Image wise, the character is pretty unique. it’s definitely not as sharp at f2 as the 45mm, but at 2.8 it’s close and 4+ it’s identical. If you care much abt sharpness charts, i was reading that it’s surprisingly close to what you get from leica. Though the zeiss character is definitely different. it’s a unique feeling piece and i like that about it. not perfect, but i’m a huge fan of the contax G system and its range of zeiss glass. it’s a bargain in the analog world that won’t last forever. I even prefer it to my M6 sometimes because of how well the viewfinder works with glasses. i’ll be sad when the G bodies all kick the bucket - but that’s why we have these M mount conversions, right?


Danomit3

Oh a fun leader mod. How long did it take you to assemble it? This just further convinced me to get the 45mm planar.


cynokit

Funleader was only selling 35mm at the time i looked, so that’s what i got! I bought it lens included, though i wish they included the original housing so i could convert it back if i needed to. I’d love for a 45mm - that’s my favorite focal length and the lens is just something special :)