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Contax G1 Green Label 35mm Film Rangefinder Camera With Carl Zeiss Planar 45mm F/2 Fast Prime Lens, Contax Cap, Strap - Fully Functional

650.00

Here we have a Contax G1 35mm film rangefinder camera with Carl Zeiss Planar 45mm F/2 fast prime lens, lens cap, and strap. This is the newer and more capable green label version.

This camera is in very good condition and is fully functional. It is ready to produce another lifetime of fantastic photos.

The film compartment is free of dust and debris, the battery compartment is clean and free of corrosion. The viewfinder is clean and clear. The lens mount is in perfect shape and the titanium body is free of scratches and damage. All knobs, levers, dials, and switches actuate with precision, and the LCD display is fully functional. The plastic viewfinder surround shows one old crack that has been successfully repaired, leaving the plastic cover tight and solid.

Shutter speeds are accurate. The metering system and auto-exposure mode work perfectly, and the auto-focus system is fast and accurate.

The lens is in excellent condition as well. The lens elements are free of scratches, haze, and fungus. The optical coatings are in perfect condition. The aperture ring clicks into its detents with mechanical precision, and the aperture blades are snappy and oil free. There may be one or two tiny dusts that do not impact image quality.

A review of this lens can be seen here.

The Contax G1 is an incredible quality rangefinder camera with autofocus and autoexposure, something its competition often lacks. The titanium body is extremely strong and robust. The G mount system Carl Zeiss lenses are some of the best optics in the vintage camera world, and the 45mm Planar in particular is often rated as one of the sharpest, highest resolution lenses in the world. The brand's amazing T-star coatings are the best in the world at mitigating optical aberrations and producing exceptional color rendition and contrast.

Essentially, this combination of camera and lens is simply one of the best available today. A really special machine for a shooter or collector alike.

It will be carefully packaged and shipped immediately.

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