May 17, the spring is here, is not cold nor too hot and walking around the city to take photos is great. So I decided to try the Contax G1 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contax_G) with TLA 140 the original flash. This is, as my recently cameras, a film camera and even if is a semi auto camera (the use of manual setting is not complete, starting from the focus that is automatic), I still need to master the use of flash. With a digital camera the use of flash can be easily adjusted to different situations and the immediate result can help to change the setting to reach the photo you are looking for.
The film that I used to test this camera was a Fujifilm Neopresto 400 (why Fujifilm decided to stop the production of this film?) that easily adapt to different situations. I think is a great film to use to test a new camera.
The Contax G1 is a small camera with an autofocus quite fast but you have to remember that is a rangefinder. Coming from the Leica M5 the only big defect I found was about the not so big nor bright finder that unfortunately is located not in a good position. I think that more left was better for it. However the 28 mm Biogon is really a great lens, a Zeiss lens. The price worth it! Definitely ! Even this time I developed the film by myself and then scanned with the HP photosmart S20 and did a little bit of fix on photoshop.
Do I suggest this camera? Yes definitely . Is small, fast and with great lenses. Compared with the sister G2 doesn`t change so much and the price is cheaper.
This is the selection for the photos I took on May 17th. Enjoy it and Stay Click!