The Contax 45mm f/2 Carl Zeiss Planar T* is a autofocus rangefinder lens for the Contax G1 and G2 cameras. The Contax G 45mm is notable for being one of the sharper normal lenses made. The 6 element 4 group Zeiss Planar T* multi-coated design is renowned for being able to out resolve all but the finest grain low ISO films. Contrast color reproduction are also top-tier by any standard.
The bright f/2 maximum aperture aids shooting in available light and with beautiful titanium metal construction keeping weight to a remarkable light 190g (5.3oz) the 45mm G is incredibly easy to shoot hand held and carry.
The 45mm G's famous image quality coupled with G system autofocus and auto exposure capabilities have helped expand the photographic community's conception of what a rangefinder can do. While it's performance and responsiveness are especially well suited for photojournalism documentary photography, the versatile normal focal length makes this a go to lens for any application where image quality is paramount.
Also available in classic natural titanium finish.
- Contax G Mount**
- High-speed auto focus normal lens
- Bright f/2 maximum aperture
- 6 element 4 group Planar design
- Astounding sharpness, color and contrast
- Six diaphragm blades
- Beautiful bokeh
- Zeiss T* coated
- Attractive special edition black finish
Available accessories include: GG-2 Titanium Metal Lens Hood, GK-R1 Standard Rear Cap, GK-41 Titanium Front Cap, 46mm filters.
**Note: for G mount lenses: 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.