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A friend who wants me to buy his C/Y Tessar 45 sent it to me to check out. I've also got Derek's G 45/2 on loan for a bit. I'll do some comparisons if I get time, but the G is consistently better across the frame (the Tessar's extreme corners never get good) and the G has better micro-contrast. Still, the Tessar's no slouch, and it's tiny, which is both good and bad. It's a great fit on the a7 with adapter, very light and small. But the focus ring is millimeters thin and the helicoid very short, so I find focusing fussy. I do like the results.
a7 and Contax Tessar 45/2.8 wide open
a7_CY45_Tess_Prairie by thisgunforhire70, on Flickr
a7 and Contax Tessar 45/2.8 @ f/8 two shot pano
a7_CY45_Tess_Range by thisgunforhire70, on Flickr