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Contax G-1 - Pricing Advice
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 8:14 pm    Post subject: Contax G-1 - Pricing Advice Reply with quote

I am attracted to this wonderful kit. However, I don't have experience with this seller in Hong Kong. Moreover, I don't know exactly how to "price" the G1.

Does it seem like a fair deal, at least from what you see here?

Thanks as always.

Larry

Click here to see on Ebay


PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Larry
Here is some links from KEH

G1 with 2/45 planar and G2 firmware update needed to focus 2.8/90 and 2/35 properly $425

http://www.keh.com/OnLineStore/ProductDetail.aspx?groupsku=CG019990890660&brandcategoryname=35MM&Mode=&item=0&ActivateTOC2=&ID=13&BC=CG&BCC=1&CC=1&CCC=1&BCL=&GBC=&GCC=

Biogon 2.8/28 take the bairgain one for $189 They have a 14day return and every bargain they have sent me is Excellent -Mint $190

http://www.keh.com/OnLineStore/ProductDetail.aspx?groupsku=CG06009045251N&brandcategoryname=35MM&Mode=&item=0&ActivateTOC2=&ID=13&BC=CG&BCC=1&CC=6&CCC=2&BCL=&GBC=&GCC=

Sonnar 2.8/90 $100

http://www.keh.com/OnLineStore/ProductDetail.aspx?groupsku=CG060090452530&brandcategoryname=35MM&Mode=&item=10&ActivateTOC2=&ID=13&BC=CG&BCC=1&CC=6&CCC=2&BCL=&GBC=&GCC=

Total=$715 plus shipping in US and right of return

Cheers
Andy


PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Two words of caution reg. the G1:

1) it is said to have erratic autofocus with the Sonnar 90

2) it is not compatible with the Planar 2/35 (needs a modification, don't know if there is still someone who can make it).


PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Orio is correct.
The G1 must have the G2 update sometimes reffered to as "green sticker".
It is a contax factory repair and they put a green sticker inside the film compartment when completed.
If the update is not completed. The 2.8/90 sonnar and 2/35 planar do not focus properly.
The camera I linked from KEH has the update. You can go for it and be safe with most G series lenses Smile
I think all but the zoom but that may work as well.