Zeiss Planar 45mm/2G converted to LTM

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    I bought a few days ago a Zeiss Planar 45mm/2 (for the Contax G cameras) that has been adapted by Jim Buchanan to M mount. It cost me $750. I have such a lens in Contax G mount, and like many users of such lenses, I love using this lens as an AF lens on a film camera.

    I tried out the Zeiss M lens on the M8. I was curious to see whether the 45/2 would perform as well as it does on the Contax G.

    The lens seems to be housed inside a Minolta 55MC, using a Hawkes adapter for the helical. Jim reworked the helical with new lube and he black anodized it. he told me that such conversions take a lot of time.
     
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    wide open at f 2

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    I used this lens on the M9 in a room with low light. I set the ISO to 320, and the lens was wide open.

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    There were taken at slow exposure times and hand held.
    The lens is sharp.

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    I went to Seville Quarter (Pensacola) at 2:30PM when there were hardly any customers there. I set the M0 to Auto exposure and the 45/2 to f 2.0.

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    A tourist in town?


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    After the MLK Parade, some activists got together with young people, for inspiration and for motivation.

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    Please Seat Yourself


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    This old piano in the corridor looked cool.

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    I really like having the 45/2 in M mount. It allows me to use this great lens on my M cameras.
     
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    carlb Leica Place Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Two great sets. Your daughters must be growing up fast - I know mine is. :)
     
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    Brian Super Moderator Subscribing Member

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    That is a unique lens, and took some real work to RF couple.

    SOoooo... Did it snow in Our City?

    We will be back there This Summer. Pool party at the Beach House and I will have Beer and Klondike Bars...
     
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    Christilou Leica Place Veteran

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    I've been rediscovering this lens today on the A7R and finding it makes a lovely smooth bokeh :)
     
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    raid Leica Place All-Pro

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    Hi Carl,
    Yes, they are growing up way too fast!
    I am looking forward to your Florida visit. Should be great.
     
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    Hi Brian,
    I took your advice when I bought it.
    I can post snow images here. Snow in Pensacola, Florida!
     
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    Brian Super Moderator Subscribing Member

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    Snow in the South- that has to be once every hundred years.