Zeiss Biogon 28mm/2.8
While waiting for my G2 body I’ve been using my son’s G1. I’ve used a lot of cameras but finally the G’s are hero to stay. I’ve read somewhere that using a Contax G is like driving a vintage car. That’s true. It’s easy to feel if the Contax G system fit our “style” or not. I believe it’s one of those cameras that can make you love or hate them before the end of the first roll.
I always loved the Contax G system. The G1 is a light but solid camera. I take it with me everyday. I just have to pick it up and shoot. It’s not the fastest AF in the world. Very much the opposite. It’s noisy, it takes a while to get used to it, but I like driving vintage cars.
The AF system can be tricky but it makes me check my focus two or three times which is good. I’m not using it for no “decisive moment”. It is fast enough. It frees me to concentrate on other things. I like the meeter, I like automatic film advance, I like aperture priority, I like AEL and I do like auto focus, even a slow and bit noisy like the Contax G1.
The camera delivers, the lenses deliver, the design is beautiful, handling it is almost perfect…
All I can say is that my G1 is here to stay.
Please forgive my poor English.