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p.18 #1 · p.18 #1 · The Contax 100-300 Vario-Sonnar


Extended fully at 300mm the lens is long, more pressure fall on the mount than I would be comfortable with - even though it would be the adapter mount rather than the camera. Probably ok at 100mm.


Mar 21, 2017 at 06:21 PM
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p.18 #2 · p.18 #2 · The Contax 100-300 Vario-Sonnar


wfrank wrote:
Extended fully at 300mm the lens is long, more pressure fall on the mount than I would be comfortable with - even though it would be the adapter mount rather than the camera. Probably ok at 100mm.


Thanks for the response. What I don't understand is how the leitaxed adapter + tripod collar/foot mount differs in that regard.

Is it because the adapter is more securely attached to the lens instead of just coupling via a friction & lock mount?



Mar 21, 2017 at 07:35 PM
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p.18 #3 · p.18 #3 · The Contax 100-300 Vario-Sonnar


Having performed this mod myself, I can say the leitaxed adapter seems a lot more secure as there is no play like there is with the metabones, etc. Also, the foot of the tripod collar sits more forward, helping balance everything better. Another benefit is that it will now have its own dedicated adapter, freeing up the metabones for other lenses...


Mar 21, 2017 at 07:51 PM
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p.18 #4 · p.18 #4 · The Contax 100-300 Vario-Sonnar


Thanks for the feedback


Mar 21, 2017 at 11:49 PM
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p.18 #5 · p.18 #5 · The Contax 100-300 Vario-Sonnar


Must get extension tube set again .. unfortunately I sold them along with my other Contax lens

Sony A7R II + Contax 100-300mm F/4.5-5.6 Vario-Sonnar T* by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr



A7R II + Contax 100-300mm F/4.5-5.6 Vario-Sonnar T* by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr



Apr 02, 2017 at 10:57 AM
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p.18 #6 · p.18 #6 · The Contax 100-300 Vario-Sonnar



A7R II + Contax 100-300mm F/4.5-5.6 Vario-Sonnar T* by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr



Apr 02, 2017 at 08:07 PM
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p.18 #7 · p.18 #7 · The Contax 100-300 Vario-Sonnar



A7R II + Contax 100-300mm F/4.5-5.6 Vario-Sonnar T* by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr



A7R II + Contax 100-300mm F/4.5-5.6 Vario-Sonnar T* by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr



Apr 04, 2017 at 08:20 PM
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p.18 #8 · p.18 #8 · The Contax 100-300 Vario-Sonnar



A7R II + Contax 100-300mm F/4.5-5.6 Vario-Sonnar T* by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr


A7R II + Contax 100-300mm F/4.5-5.6 Vario-Sonnar T* by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr



Apr 04, 2017 at 08:20 PM
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p.18 #9 · p.18 #9 · The Contax 100-300 Vario-Sonnar


I've read through the archive thread and this and l'm a hair short of getting one of these to add to my traveling kit. I've just started to MF not too long ago and was wondering how realistic/difficult is it to MF the 100-300 handheld?

I currently travel with a 20, 40, 90, and I intend to replace the faster 90 as I find it a little too restrictive in FL.

Main hesitation is that this will become the largest/heaviest item in the bag, and my only current alternative is to actually adapt a Nikon 70-200 f/4(which I already own) I've done some quick numbers and the nik with adapter should come up to be about the same weight as the 100-300 with adapter, but it will be a good 5cm shorter and 7mm less in girth.



Apr 05, 2017 at 12:10 AM
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p.18 #10 · p.18 #10 · The Contax 100-300 Vario-Sonnar


What an amazing set of images!

How does the Contax 100-300 compare in image quality to the Sony 70-300 G OSS?

Thanks in advance!

Scott



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p.18 #11 · p.18 #11 · The Contax 100-300 Vario-Sonnar



A7R II + Contax 100-300mm F/4.5-5.6 Vario-Sonnar T* by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr



Apr 16, 2017 at 03:59 PM
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p.18 #12 · p.18 #12 · The Contax 100-300 Vario-Sonnar


C/Y 100-300 with 27mm tube

A7R II + Contax 100-300mm F/4.5-5.6 Vario-Sonnar T* by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr



May 20, 2017 at 05:16 AM
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p.18 #13 · p.18 #13 · The Contax 100-300 Vario-Sonnar


Absolutely fantastic things going on in front of that snail!

Oh, and a great image too Ronny :-)



May 20, 2017 at 10:59 AM
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p.18 #14 · p.18 #14 · The Contax 100-300 Vario-Sonnar


Thanks Wilhem


A7R II + Contax 100-300mm F/4.5-5.6 Vario-Sonnar T* by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr



May 20, 2017 at 12:32 PM
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A7R II + Contax 100-300mm F/4.5-5.6 Vario-Sonnar T* by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr


A7R II + Contax 100-300mm F/4.5-5.6 Vario-Sonnar T* by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr


A7R II + Contax 100-300mm F/4.5-5.6 Vario-Sonnar T* by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr



May 20, 2017 at 06:56 PM
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p.18 #16 · p.18 #16 · The Contax 100-300 Vario-Sonnar


Ronny
Nice! And to quote you "must get extension tube set"!
Dave



May 21, 2017 at 04:08 AM
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p.18 #17 · p.18 #17 · The Contax 100-300 Vario-Sonnar


What tubes might one recommend for Sony A7rii for use with the Zeiss VS 100-300?


May 24, 2017 at 04:32 PM
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p.18 #18 · p.18 #18 · The Contax 100-300 Vario-Sonnar


Luvwine wrote:
What tubes might one recommend for Sony A7rii for use with the Zeiss VS 100-300?


I got the Kenko set a few months ago. They seemed to be the best from a rather small choice of full-frame options. They're OK and work well, but they strike me as much less robust than my old Canon OEM set.



May 24, 2017 at 05:30 PM
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p.18 #19 · p.18 #19 · The Contax 100-300 Vario-Sonnar


CONTAX extension tube set original works ok


May 24, 2017 at 08:49 PM
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p.18 #20 · p.18 #20 · The Contax 100-300 Vario-Sonnar


smpetty wrote:
What an amazing set of images!

How does the Contax 100-300 compare in image quality to the Sony 70-300 G OSS?

Thanks in advance!

Scott


while the sony is pretty decent, got many great shots for me, the FBW was a huge annoyance for landscapes stopped down, pretty much how I use the longer focal lengths. The 100-300 is not always better wide open, but stopped down, it's considerably better. There's one major flaw with the 100-300 is that if you shoot with a lot of city lights, you can get bad flare, even a hood can only do so much. The 70-300 does not have this issue.

So while the 100-300 is better, you do lose a lot of convenience if you're shooting at a fast pace and life as it happens. It's an extremely high level optic, and beats some of my older primes in the same range, the contrast and colors are signature zeiss, images are very pleasing to work with.

That said, due to size and nature of the lens, I'll only use if I'm doing dedicated landscapes, I have a 24-240 for more casual shooting as it's a lot less fussy.



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