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First day out with the 5N

C Wadsworth

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Took a few snaps on my way home from lunch. The star of today's shoot was the Contax Zeiss 28mm 2.8 (C/Y). It is fantastic on the 5N. A bit large with the adapter but so easy to focus and gets close too. This would make an excellent street shooter. The Summitar was a bit hazy wide open but good stopped down.

The 5N JPEGS are extremely rich. I am editing them in Lightroom and Alien Exposure 3 just as I would with RAW files. I continue to be impressed...

Here are the shots with the Zeiss, I think all at f/2.8:

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And two with the Summitar. The first one was at 2.8, the second at 4:

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WyldRage

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Is that summarit or summitar (you mention both)? And which focal length? That swirling bokeh at 2.8 is really strong.
 

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bosker

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@C Wadsworth the more I look at your photo's the more see the potential with this camera. Yours are exceptionally sharp, gonna have to check into that Zeiss lens.
 

Pete

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Ha ha, nice to meet you all. Im with you johnny9, good luck with that.
Boosker: great stuff. I played with the Nex3 for a day and had to give it up.
Looks like some great potential here. And CW great stuff, thanks for sharing.
Cheers all,
Pete
 

C Wadsworth

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Thanks bosker. You will not be disappointed. The C/Y Contax 28 2.8 has a lot going for it - tremendous build quality, terrific micro contrast - making peaking easy and accurate, close focus to 10", that Zeiss look and a reasonable price!

The only downside is the size (but it isn't that big). I'm receiving the Contax G 28mm tomorrow, which will be much smaller but not focus as smoothly with the adapter. Looking forward to comparing the lenses...
 

Travisennis

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C Wadsworth said:

I too had the C/Y Contax 28mm Distagon and it was indeed a fantastic lens but I sold it for the downside you mentioned. In comparison to my Voigtlander 28mm Ultron, it was just too big on the camera. I hated to get rid of it because it was such a fine lens, but in the end I made a decision based on the compromises I was willing to accept. The Ultron gave me small size and extra speed at the expense of some contrast and minimum focus distance. Looking at your images I did feel a tinge of regret for selling mine.
 

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