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Using Contax G2 Lenses with a T

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Hi all,

 

I have three really beautiful Contax G2 Lenses that I would like to use with my T, does anyone make an adapter that will work with them?

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Try Novoflex: http://www.novoflex.com/en/products/adapters/

 

If there is an adapter for your lenses, Novoflex is your best chance. In this site, you can write down your lens and the camera body, then you find out if there is an adapter available.

 

Good luck!

Edited by Louis

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Thanks Louis and JorisV, I have emailed Novoflex as I am not sure if the Contax G2 which has a G mount is the same as the normal Contax/Yashica Mount, if it is then I have three beautiful Carl Zeiss T* lenses to add to my armoury :-)

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Thanks Louis and JorisV, I have emailed Novoflex as I am not sure if the Contax G2 which has a G mount is the same as the normal Contax/Yashica Mount, if it is then I have three beautiful Carl Zeiss T* lenses to add to my armoury :-)

 

Use this email: marx@novoflex.com

 

Andreas is a very helpful guy at Novoflex.

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Thanks Louis and JorisV, I have emailed Novoflex as I am not sure if the Contax G2 which has a G mount is the same as the normal Contax/Yashica Mount, if it is then I have three beautiful Carl Zeiss T* lenses to add to my armoury :-)

 

 

My mistake.  They are different mounts.  I assumed the 35-70mm was the G2 lens but it probably isn't.  I did a further search but couldn't immediately find anything.  I also have the 45/2 lens in Contax G mount, so interested as well.

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Novoflex told me to email info@kipon.com which I have twice and got no reply, so a bit lost now, maybe I need to get back to using my Contax G2 as the lens are beautiful.

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I tried looking at their website (english version) and didn't see any Contax or G mount referenced.

I also re-read the G2 to M modification review on Ken Rockwell's website, and on the website of the guy(s) who do the mods in Japan they state that L mount is possible but they only do it for Japan based customers. I think that this L mount mod would also convert the lens to manual focus, which isn't an issue for me but I thought it needs mention.

 

Can I have my lens converted to Leica L rather than M?

At the core the lenses will be converted to LTM mount lenses. However their use as L lenses directly on camera requires some additional technical calibration with the camera so we decided that for customers outside of Japan we would only offer M mount conversions. The M mount will be semi-permanently fixed and can be removed if you really wanted to, but doing so may create focussing issues so it is not recommended.

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http://www.japancamerahunter.com/services/lens-conversion/

 

 

They may be able to do an unusual conversion, or your best option is to get Leica M mount conversions and use an M -T adapter.

 

I hope this helps.

 

 

That's the same site I linked to above; check out the quote I reproduced from their FAQ, because it's not quite that simple when it comes to the use of Contax G lenses as L lenses...

Same, I have a pristine 28mm which probably would have made a lovely 40mm equivalent.

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That's the same site I linked to above; check out the quote I reproduced from their FAQ, because it's not quite that simple when it comes to the use of Contax G lenses as L lenses...

Same, I have a pristine 28mm which probably would have made a lovely 40mm equivalent.

 

Sorry I missed that. Didn't mean to be repetitive 

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Having just acquired a T body and having many Contax lenses, I sought a way of using these. The end result was getting a Novoflex Let/Contax adapter. My first attempt to attach a contax lense was a failure but reaching for another got it firmly attached to the T. I know that it will have to be used as a manual BUT at the moment, I can't get the camera to function.  The monitor turns on and most of the ikons.  I haven't inserted a SIM card but that shouldn't be a factor?? 

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You can buy a kit from Hawk's Factory (available on eBay) that replaces the mount and focusing mechanism of most of the G lenses. (You can't do it to the Hologon, the Sonnar 2.8/90, and the Vario-Sonnar 3.5-5.6/35-70.) This is something you can do at home with some skill/luck, or take to a local camera tech to do it for you.

 

It's expensive, at around US$450, but it'll get you a native M mount on the lens, and then you can use the M-Adapter L to mate to the T[L].

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Thanks Sam, I personally don't want to spoil any of my G2 lenses as they are for use with my Contax G2 Kit.

 

I'll stick with the Leica T/TL lenses and just buy a prime later on.

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Thanks,JKulin,for the comments on contax lenses. The G type(Yashica)won't work but then I found another of my contax lenses

which must be an S type since it attaches with the LET/CONTAX.......does it work though? And I also have HEXAR lenses to try.

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If someone can engineer a Contax G autofocusing adapter for Leica TL/SL, that would be quite the holy grail...

They've already done similar in Sony NEX/Alpha land, obviously bigger volumes there of course.

 

I'm sure there'd be a few buyers here, but who do we commission for the work :-D

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If I recall correctly, Novoflex doesn't even make an adapter for Contax G to Leica T mount. Not sure why???

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