Contax G Revisited

Contax G Revisited

I decided that I wanted  to revisit my Contax G with its beautiful lens: Planar 45/2. Must have bought it around 2000 when I was a member of The Contax G Pages run by Glen Campbell.

For many years it was my preferred gear.

When I started arranging street meets in Berlin in 2008 it was only for Contax G photographers.

For a period I was the proud owner of 2 Contax G2 bodies plus Hologon 16/8; Biogon 21/2,8; Biogon 28/2,8; Planar 45/2; and Sonnar 9/2,8 and 

Going digital I traded most of it off at a local dealer thinking I would never come back to the complicated and expensive world of film.

Now I am not so sure anymore.

Going to Berlin in the beginning of June 2017 I decided to try my Contax gear. The G2 and the Planar 45/2. That is the combination I have kept.

What you see below are a few pictures straight from the box. Meaning I have only straightened and made minor crops. No post production beyond that. Film is Kodak TX400.

The pictures are from Berlin, KZ Sachsenhausen and Wittenberg.

I am not dissatisfied with the result.
Enjoy.

Copenhagen, July 3, 2017.
© Knut Skjærven.


Contax G Revisited © Knut Skjærven

Contax G Revisited © Knut Skjærven

Contax G Revisited © Knut Skjærven

Contax G Revisited © Knut Skjærven

Contax G Revisited © Knut Skjærven

Contax G Revisited © Knut Skjærven

Contax G Revisited © Knut Skjærven

Contax G Revisited © Knut Skjærven

Contax G Revisited © Knut Skjærven

Contax G Revisited © Knut Skjærven

Contax G Revisited © Knut Skjærven

Contax G Revisited © Knut Skjærven

Contax G Revisited © Knut Skjærven

Contax G Revisited © Knut Skjærven

Contax G Revisited © Knut Skjærven

Contax G Revisited © Knut Skjærven

Contax G Revisited © Knut Skjærven

Contax G Revisited © Knut Skjærven

Contax G Revisited © Knut Skjærven

Contax G Revisited © Knut Skjærven

Contax G Revisited © Knut Skjærven

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Knut Skjærven

Knut Skjærven is a Norwegian photographer, writer and researcher working out of Copenhagen, Denmark.