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Contax 35mm f/2 Carl Zeiss Planar T* Lens For Contax G System (G2 & Modified G1 Bodies) {46}

Contax Cameras
KEH Model# 286867

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Contax 35mm f/2 Carl Zeiss Planar T* Lens For Contax G System (G2 & Modified G1 Bodies) {46} Description


Dr. Paul Rudolph developed the Planar optical formula in 1896, ever since that time Planar lenses has been extremely popular, largely because of superb image quality and aberration correction.  The 35mm f/2 Carl Zeiss Planar T* is an autofocus rangefinder lens using a Planar design's tremendous potential while adding modern updates.

The Contax 35mm Planar G is a 2nd generation Contax G system lens originally introduced alongside the G2 body, it's also useable on G1 bodies that have been modified to adjust the finder correctly.  The 35mm focal length offers a moderately wide field of view that many photographers choose as a primary walk-around lens often opting for it's more encompassing field of view over Contax's other Planar G design, the normal 45mm f/2 G.  The 35mm G produces excellent sharpness so many photographers reason that they can crop the image some if needed.

The T* multi-coated optics produce excellent contrast and color reproduction.  The bright f/2 maximum aperture greatly helps shooting in available light and titanium metal construction keeps weight to just 150g.  The light bright lens is superbly easy to shoot hand held and carry around all day.

The 35mm G's high quality Zeiss optics coupled with G system autofocus and auto exposure capabilities provide performance and responsiveness especially wonderful for photojournalism and documentary photography; this remarkable implementation of a versatile focal length is also superlative anytime rich tonality and superior clarity are a primary concern.

Key Features

  • Contax G Mount**
  • High-speed auto focus wide-angle lens
  • Bright f/2 maximum aperture
  • 7 element 5 group Planar design
  • Astoundingly good color and contrast
  • Seven diaphragm blades
  • Superb Zeiss bokeh
  • Zeiss T* coated
  • Beautiful titanium metal construction

Available accessories include: GG-1 Titanium Metal Lens Hood, GK-R1 Standard Rear Cap, GK-41 Titanium Front Cap, GCL-1 Case, 46mm filters.

**Note: when removing or mounting the lens to the camera, do NOT turn the black piece closest to the camera body.  Turn the middle ring on the lens instead.  Turning the black piece closest to the body forcibly can cause damage to body and lens AF contacts.  Useable on Contax G2 bodies.  Useable on Contax G1 bodies that have been modified to allows use.

KEH Specifications

  • Focal Length: 35mm
  • Aperture Maximum: f/2
  • Aperture Minimum: f/16
  • Camera Mount Type: Contax G
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 35mm
  • Elements/Groups: 7/5
  • Angle of View: 63°
  • Autofocus: Yes
  • Tripod Collar: No
  • Filter Thread: 46mm
  • Dimensions: 2.25 x 1.25 inches
  • Weight: 5.3 oz (150g)


General information

Manufacturer Part Number 63506
Manufacture GTIN 672150081392
Brand Name Contax
Product information
Lens Type Wide-angle

Technical Information

Fixed Focal Length 35 mm
Max Aperture f/2

Physical Characteristics

Lens Mount Contax G