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Question about the Contax Zeiss G 90 mm F/2.8 G

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by robfactory, Oct 20, 2014.

  1. robfactory

    robfactory TalkEmount Regular

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    Aug 23, 2014
    Rob
    I just purchased an almost mint condition CZ G 90mm f/2.8 for $150, which I think it quite a good price. The only thing is that 2 of the contact pins at the bottom of the lens are broken. Is there a way to fix this?
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    2nd question:
    Will I get a cropped image with lens and adapter?
     

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  2. serhan

    serhan TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 27, 2011
    NYC
    You don't need the pins unless you use it with a af contax g adapter. I don't know how it can be fixed but that might be the reason for a good deal. It is a full frame lens and works great with A7R. Find a newer adapter that can be used with A7R. I use af adapter and works great

     
  3. robfactory

    robfactory TalkEmount Regular

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    Aug 23, 2014
    Rob
    I figured there are pin sensors for adapters they could sell this one separately. Either way, I use my lens manually and I currently do not have the $300 for the AF adapter. I'm getting this and a Vivitar Series 1 90mm macro so I'm Def. Not going to get the adapter just yet. It was too good of a lens and deal to pass up. Especially when the lens usually goes for twice as much.
     
  4. dannat

    dannat TalkEmount Regular

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    Jun 22, 2014
    VIC
    just get one of the cheap ebay manual adapters...or you could sell the lens to me :)

    its a FF lens so can choose non-crop or crop mode
     
  5. robfactory

    robfactory TalkEmount Regular

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    Aug 23, 2014
    Rob
    Actually the adapter for this (Kiwi) was more than my other adapters; $23. But yeah. I take it, based on your comment, that it was quite a deal.
     
  6. Rollin

    Rollin TalkEmount Regular

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    Jul 2, 2014
    Cedar Rapids, Iowa
    These Contax G lenses - can you manual focus them or does the adapter "drive" the powered focus?
     
  7. robfactory

    robfactory TalkEmount Regular

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    Aug 23, 2014
    Rob
    There are both type of adapters. The cheaper adapters let you manually focus while the more expensive adapters use a motor to power the focus.