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p.19 #1 · p.19 #1 · The Contax 100-300 Vario-Sonnar


Ronny Olsson wrote:
CONTAX extension tube set original works ok


I am guessing no difference between contax and Kenko Sony mount for hand held but that with my novoflex astat tripod ring, kenko might work better. Contax is cheaper. Decisions, decisions....

Thx again.


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May 25, 2017 at 04:02 AM
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p.19 #2 · p.19 #2 · The Contax 100-300 Vario-Sonnar


Kenko will work for your other E-mount lenses...very convenient. I use them a lot with other non-Canon adapted lenses.


May 25, 2017 at 04:27 AM
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p.19 #3 · p.19 #3 · 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



May 25, 2017 at 09:39 PM
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p.19 #4 · p.19 #4 · The Contax 100-300 Vario-Sonnar



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



May 26, 2017 at 05:29 AM
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p.19 #5 · p.19 #5 · The Contax 100-300 Vario-Sonnar



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



May 26, 2017 at 11:21 AM
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p.19 #6 · p.19 #6 · The Contax 100-300 Vario-Sonnar


Fantastic lens... sure it can be hard to nail focus sometime


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



May 29, 2017 at 08:04 PM
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p.19 #7 · p.19 #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



Jun 05, 2017 at 08:40 PM
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A7R II + Contax 100-300mm F/4.5-5.6 Vario-Sonnar T by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr



Jun 11, 2017 at 04:24 PM
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p.19 #9 · p.19 #9 · The Contax 100-300 Vario-Sonnar


Ronny Olsson wrote:
https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4220/35198163586_24d15bf107_h.jpg
A7R II + Contax 100-300mm F/4.5-5.6 Vario-Sonnar T by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr


Even with tubes, it does not seem to be up to the level of you 100mm MP tho....



Jun 11, 2017 at 06:23 PM
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p.19 #10 · p.19 #10 · The Contax 100-300 Vario-Sonnar


Charlie N wrote:
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
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Charlie, I hope you don't mind me asking, but does this flare also show up with comparatively small light sources of a city at night or is the flare limited to bigger light sources? Thanks.



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p.19 #11 · p.19 #11 · The Contax 100-300 Vario-Sonnar


Finally joined the club. My new-to-me 100-300 VS should be here later this week.


Sep 05, 2017 at 04:37 AM
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p.19 #12 · p.19 #12 · The Contax 100-300 Vario-Sonnar


I just caved in too, so now starts the waiting for the parcel.


Sep 05, 2017 at 12:07 PM
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A7R II + Contax 100-300mm F/4.5-5.6 Vario-Sonnar T* by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr



Sep 29, 2017 at 07:37 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



Oct 06, 2017 at 09:15 PM
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A7R II + Contax 100-300mm F/4.5-5.6 Vario-Sonnar T* by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr



Oct 24, 2017 at 07:29 PM
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p.19 #16 · p.19 #16 · The Contax 100-300 Vario-Sonnar


I'm loving this thread and Ronny's images. Question - has anyone compared this lens with the Canon 100-400L II? I own the Canon and find it to be very high quality in color, sharpness, and rendering. Would this Contax give me better? I'm really considering this 100-300 to add to my other Contax lenses (28/2.8, 135/2.8, 35-70/3.4 VS, and 35-135/3.3-4.5 VS).


Oct 25, 2017 at 06:52 PM
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mudlake wrote:
I'm loving this thread and Ronny's images. Question - has anyone compared this lens with the Canon 100-400L II? I own the Canon and find it to be very high quality in color, sharpness, and rendering. Would this Contax give me better? I'm really considering this 100-300 to add to my other Contax lenses (28/2.8, 135/2.8, 35-70/3.4 VS, and 35-135/3.3-4.5 VS).


I did that very thing a few weeks ago, after getting my 100-300 from Fred.

The two were very, very similar in most respects. There were minor differences where one has the advantage (wide open, the Contax seems to have a bit of field curvature, whereas the Canon keeps planar subjects sharper overall), but this disappeared upon stopping down. The Contax rendering is a bit cooler.

It was a big benefit to switch to the Contax (for me), because it's so much lighter and smaller. I found that I never carried the Canon due to weight and bulk; now, I always put the Contax into my bag.



Oct 25, 2017 at 07:09 PM
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p.19 #18 · p.19 #18 · The Contax 100-300 Vario-Sonnar




DannyBurkPhoto wrote:
I did that very thing a few weeks ago, after getting my 100-300 from Fred.

The two were very, very similar in most respects. There were minor differences where one has the advantage (wide open, the Contax seems to have a bit of field curvature, whereas the Canon keeps planar subjects sharper overall), but this disappeared upon stopping down. The Contax rendering is a bit cooler.

It was a big benefit to switch to the Contax (for me), because it's so much lighter and smaller. I found that I never carried the Canon due to weight and bulk; now, I always put
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Thank you! That is exactly the information I needed. I think owning both would be beneficial. The 100-300 to carry for landscapes and the 100-400L II for when Im after wildlife and birds. The 100-400 is a stellar lens and Im glad to hear it keeps up with this amazing Zeiss.



Oct 26, 2017 at 02:37 AM
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p.19 #19 · p.19 #19 · The Contax 100-300 Vario-Sonnar


Yes, that would be a good plan. I don't do wildlife*, so I couldn't justify keeping the Canon even though it's a great lens and I was reluctant to let it go.

*I say that I don't do wildlife, although I accidentally found myself about 30 feet from a Great Blue Heron last weekend. Since I had the Contax with me, I couldn't resist taking it out for a few shots of him.



Oct 26, 2017 at 03:24 AM
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p.19 #20 · p.19 #20 · The Contax 100-300 Vario-Sonnar


One from last week:




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