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Huge Contax G 645 N system sale

Discussion in 'Classifieds' started by pascal, Dec 8, 2006.

  1. pascal

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    Up for sale is a Contax G2 rangefinder system camera, Carl Zeiss lenses, and some hard to find/rare accessories for the Contax G system.


    Contax G2 body: The first and only auto focus rangefinder camera that offers 1/6000th shutter speed and continues AF tracking capabilities. I bought the camera because I was very impressed with the image quality, the capabilities, and the amazing titanium finish. This has got to be the most advanced 35mm rangefinder camera ever made.

    This little jewel is in mint condition – used for two 12-exposure rolls of Fuji Reala. The first roll was for a check of the body and the second roll was used to verify the databack was working perfectly. The body focuses perfectly and the distance scale is accurate and has been checked against 2 other bodies I own. It is very hard to find a body in this condition with full contax USA warranty right now. Used bodies in excellent condition are available for sale from reputable online retailers and the auction sites for $600-$700, but you never know if metering, focus, electronics, etc. work as they should or not. This body is about as nice as you will be able to find.

    What's included in the sale: G2 body, Contax body cap, box, unfilled warranty card, instruction manual, new batteries, Contax neck strap

    Asking: $550


    Lenses: All lenses in the system have been hand picked to be the sharpest and most contrasty I could find. I had the choice of picking the lens that I felt produced the best image quality and actually found a couple that were not sharp until stopped down to f2.8 or more during my search. All of these lenses are the sharpest Contax G lenses you will find.



    Contax Biogon T* 28mm f2.8: A highly regarded high performance lens. This lens is in lightly used once and is in mint/like new condition. Performance is superb and it is sharp wide open. There is no dust inside and lens does not show any signs of use. I do not have a sales receipt for the lens, but have the items included below.

    What’s included in the sale: Everything you see in the picture including the Biogon 28mm f2.8 lens, original contax front and rear lens caps, instruction booklet and papers, unfilled warranty card, original box.

    Asking: $175


    Contax Planar T* 45mm f2.0: The second most highly rated lens (next to the canon 200mm f1.8 L…. no kidding !!! ). It is probably one of the sharpest lenses I have ever used. It’s hard to believe a lens this size can produce such amazing images. The lens is in like new/mint condition and very sharp wide open. Stopping down only affects the depth of field as it is supposed to. It shows no signs of use and has no dust inside. I will include a copy of the original sale receipt as the lens has a 3 year Contax worldwide warranty (minus the 2 months I have had it for).

    What’s included in the sale: Everything you see in the picture including the Contax Planar T* 45mm f2.0, original contax front and rear lens caps, instruction booklet, unfilled warranty card, and original box.

    Asking: $150



    Contax Sonnar T* 90mm f2.8: The telephoto lens in the Contax G lineup. Lens is in new/like new condition and shows no sign of use. I have mounted the lens on the camera once to test for sharpness and image quality and the results are exceptional. The background blur effect is very nice and the colors are typical zeiss. Autofocus is perfect. I will include a copy of the original sale receipt as the lens has a 3 year Contax worldwide warranty (minus the 2 months I have had it for).

    What’s included in the sale: Everything you see in the picture including the Contax Sonnar 90mm f2.8, original contax front and rear lens caps, instruction booklet, unfilled warranty card, lens case GCL-2, and original box.

    Asking: $175


    Contax Databack GD-2: This is probably one of the hardest items to find for the G2 rangefinder camera. They originally sold for $425-$500 and as of recently, on the seldom occasion they are available for sale, go for $325 - $375 used. The back is in Exc++ condition (based on the fact that there are minor cosmetic indications/scuff marks on the outside/back plate that show signs of use). The multi-function back can imprint date, time, photo exposure data including exposure compensation, shutter speed, aperture, exposure mode, and selective text. Data can also be collected and printed on the first two frames. The GD-2 also incorporates interval timing functions. It is an invaluable tool to date or obtain exposure information on your pictures.

    What’s included in the sale: Contax GD-2 databack

    Asking: $250


    Contax TLA 200 Flash Unit: A highly sophisticated flash unit for the Contax G system. It has a guide number of 20 and offers TTL Auto or manual flash. Flash has a zoom head and covers the range of focal lengths including 28, 35, 45, or 90mm. Flash has never really been used as I have been using the TLA 140 or TLA 360 units on the rare occasion I ever needed a flash with the Contax G. The TLA 200 is in mint/like new condition.

    What’s included in the sale: Contax TLA 200 flash unit, Contax leather case, two new batteries, and instruction booklet.

    Asking: $100


    Contax TLA 140 Flash Unit: The smallest flash unit I have ever used – it is almost half the size of a deck of cards and thin which makes it very portable. This TLA 140 has a Guide number of 14 and offers TTL auto and manual modes. Covers field view of 28mm and out. Flash is in Mint- condition.

    What’s included in the sale: Contax TLA 140 flash unit, two new batteries, and Contax leather case.

    Asking: $65

    Contax Cable Switch L: For remote shutter release. Item is in like new/new condition as I never used it.

    What’s included in the sale: Everything you see in the pictures including the Contax cable switch L, original box, and instructions.

    Asking: $45


    Contax TLA Extension Cord 100: For off-camera shoe flash use. A hard to find item, it is in mint/like new/new condition. Was used a couple of times with the TLA 200 and TLA 140 flash units to ensure it is in perfect functional condition. I believe/think this cord works with the Contax N and 645 system as well for TTL flash.

    What’s included in the sale: What you see in the pictures including the TLA extension cord and the original box.

    Asking: $65


    Contax Lens hoods GG-1, GG-2, and GG-3: These are the original Contax lens hoods for the lenses above. The GG-1 lens hood fits on the Biogon 28mm f2.8 and Planar 35mm f2.0. The GG-2 lens hood fits the Planar 45mm f2.0. The GG-3 lens hood fits the Sonnar 90mm f2.8. The hoods have never been used and are in new/like new/mint condition. The GG-3 hood has a very small imperfection (almost a dent) you can feel if you move your finger over it. This was there when I originally bought it. I tried to capture it on the picture, but is too small to show up in the picture and can only be felt when you move your hand over it. Does not impact functionality in any way.

    What’s included in the sale: Everything you see below – lens hoods and original boxes.

    Asking: $35 for each individual hood or $90 for all three.


    Additional items I will be listing in the second go-around: A second G2 body, Biogon 21mm f2.8 with viewfinder, 35-70mm f3.5-5.6 zoom lens, GD-2 databack, TLA 200 flash unit, 45mm f2.0, TLA 100 extension cord, 46mm Leica and B+W filters, misc accessories.


    You can find additional information on these items at: --> This is actually a link, which is only visible for registered and logged in members. Click here to register for free. Additionally you will then also be able to use the search function... <--


    If you are interested in buying the whole G-system as a package, please contact me and I can offer a better deal for the whole package. I am open to reasonable offers.

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    Contax 645 Medium Format Camera: The results are superb as is to be expected of 6 x 4.5 Medium format that uses the almost zero distortion Carl Zeiss lenses. I have used this in place of my 1Ds at times mostly for it’s amazing image quality and ease of use. The body alone sells for $900-$1200 used with extra for the AE finder and back at reputable online retailers (like KEH, B&H, or Adorama). The original kit cost $3199 + taxes.

    I already sold the lenses I had for it. The body is in Exc+ condition with a clear viewfinder. There are some signs of use on the body – i.e. it has been used gently and with a lot of love and care. Previous Contax owners can surely relate [​IMG]

    There are more than 20 digital backs available for this MF body from virtually every manufacturer in the industry. Contax was the first camera to offer inter-connectivity with digital backs.

    The Contax 645 offers the fastest shutter ever found in a medium format camera. Shutter speed may be manually or automatically set up to a stunning 1/4000 second.
    Offers Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, Manual, X-sync and Bulb exposure modes.

    Features available on the Contax 645 include....

    Uses Carl Zeiss T* Optics
    Digital Back Accommodation
    Phase Difference Detection AF
    Dual Focus Control
    TTL Pre-Flash System
    Advanced Light Metering With the AE prism finder
    Barcode ISO Setting
    Automatic Exposure Lock
    Automatic Bracketing Control

    What’s included in the sale: Contax 645 medium format camera body, Contax body cap, AE prism finder, and 120/220 film back and insert.

    Asking: $1000



    Contax TLA 360 Flash Unit: This is the best flash unit Contax has to offer and works on the Contax N, G, and 645 systems. Flash is new in the box and has never been used. Flash is in perfect functional and cosmetic condition. . A copy of the sales invoice will be included with the sale for warranty purposes.

    What’s included in the sale: Everything in the picture below including the TLA 360 flash, Contax leather case, instruction book, blank warranty card,

    Asking: $200

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    Payment and Shipping: I accept Paypal (USA & Canada), Money Order (USA only), and Cashiers check (USA Only). If using credit card for paypal, I will cover half the paypal fee (1.5%) and the buyer cover’s the other half. If paypal payment is via eCheck, I cover the $5 fee. If paying by Paypal, item will be shipped to Paypal verified address. I can ship internationally but buyer pays for the extra shipping fees. If shipping to Canada or other countries, buyer is responsible for customs and any duties imposed. Item will be shipped the day payment clears or the very next business day at the latest and a delivery confirmation/tracking number will be provided to the buyer. Items are located in Texas and local pick up is an option.

    If you wish to have the items shipped by faster means such as Fedex UPS overnight/second day air, please contact me and I can find out how much it will cost to ship using a preferred carrier. Otherwise, all items will be shipped by USPS priority mail and a delivery confirmation/tracking number will be emailed to the buyer. I check my email twice daily and will respond back to any questions.

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  2. pascal

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    emailed about the tla 360

    Eric.
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    TLA 360 is now sold.
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    Contax 645 is sold.

    Package pricing discount available on the Contax G Rangefinder equipment. Open to reasonable offers.
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    Update of items available and sold


    Items still available

    Lenses
    Contax Biogon T* 21mm f2.8 with GF-21 Viewfinder - Mint: $700
    Contax Planar T* 45mm f2.0 – Brand New in box/like new: $175
    Contax Vario-Sonnar T* 35-70mm f/3.5-5.6 – Brand New in box/like new: $675

    Flash Units
    Contax TLA 200 Flash - Like new/Mint: $100
    Contax TLA 140 Flash - Exc ++: $65

    Accessories
    Contax TLA Extension Cord 100 – Like New/Mint: $65


    If you buy more than one item, I will offer a discount in price.

    Pictures of all items available at: --> This is actually a link, which is only visible for registered and logged in members. Click here to register for free. Additionally you will then also be able to use the search function... <--


    ITEMS SOLD
    Contax G2 body – Like new in box/mint: SOLD
    Contax G2 body – Brand new in box/like new: SOLD
    Contax Biogon T* 28mm f2.8 - Like new in box/mint: SOLD
    Contax Planar T* 45mm f2.0 - Like new in box/Mint: SOLD
    Contax Sonnar T* 90mm f2.8 - Brand new in box/like new: SOLD
    Contax Databack GD-2 - Like new in box/Mint: SOLD
    Contax Databack GD-2 - Exc++: SOLD
    Contax TLA 200 Flash – Brand new in box/Like new: SOLD
    Contax TLA 360 Flash unit – Brand New in box/like new: SOLD
    Contax Cable Switch L – Brand new in box/Like new: SOLD
    Contax Lens Hood GG-1 – Brand new in box/Like new: SOLD
    Contax Lens Hood GG-2 – Brand new in box/Like new: SOLD
    Contax Lens Hood GG-3 – Brand new in box/Like new: SOLD
    Contax 645 body, AE Prism Finder ,film back, and insert - Exc: SOLD

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