Precision engineered, clad in titanium, this high end machine was the ultimate 35mm electronic rangefinder camera, the superb Contax G2 with its set of six super quality Zeiss prime lenses was the best practical, quality 35mm film rangefinder outfit you could buy.

Above is the Contax G2 Millennium outfit comprising the G2 Body, 28mm, 45mm, 90mm lenses, TLA200 Flash, Hoods - GG1, GG2, GG3, camera Strap all in an Alumunium Case, plus the Planar 35mm f2 which was sold separately.

The glass was by Zeiss and was legendary as being among the best quality optics for 35mm film available at that time. The 45mm f2 Planar in particular is still famous to this day for its optical qualities despite it being a non-aspherical design and is often converted for use on modern digital cameras.

The G2 with the Zeiss Sonnar 90mm f2 is easily capable of producing images like the one above when using quality film like the Kodak Ektar 100 used here.


Zeiss G Biogon 21mm f2.8 + Finder
Zeiss G Biogon 21mm f2.8 + Finder

I still have my G2 outfit with its 21mm, 28mm, 35mm, 45mm and 90mm lenses and they make for a lovely high end 35mm film rangefinder outfit. I still use it occasionally just for the pleasure of it and that of using film. The only issue is the cost of film these days.Typically, a roll of 135-36 EKtar 100 film will cost around £14.97 and to have it processed and professionally scanned at high resolution (tiff) will add £20.70 for a total of £35.67 which gives each frame a cost of nearly £1. That's a lot every time I press the shutter release to make a picture. 


But there's just something about using real film in a real camera to make real photographs; there's nothing quite like it.