Tagged: Contax

Carl Zeiss Planar 2/45 – Contax G

The Carl Zeiss Planar 2/45 was manufactured from 1994 until 2005. It was the kit lens of the illustrious Contax G series of cameras. Known for their sharpness and lack of distortion, all Planar...

Carl Zeiss Jena Topogon 25mm 4

The Carl Zeiss Jena Topogon 25mm 4 lens is one of the first super wide-angle lenses manufactured for the 35mm film format. The initial design of the Topogon dates back to 1933 when Robert...

Contax G adapter guide

First the good news: it is possible to use Contax G mount lenses on modern digital cameras. The Contax G mount was introduced in 1994 and was used by two cameras: The Contax G1...

Carl Zeiss Planar History – Part 3

After the ups and downs of the partnership with Rollei, Zeiss found stability in the Contax project, launched in 1974 with the Japanese Yashica company. After years of struggling and of coming out beaten...

Carl Zeiss Planar History – Part 1

A succinct history of Carl Zeiss Planar lenses The following article presents a subjective perspective on the history and evolution of the Planar-type lenses from their origins to modern times. Only general-purpose (non-macro) Carl...