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p.5 #1 · The Contax 100-300 Vario-Sonnar


Yes, I'm sure it would be great at 100mm, I might have to give it a try. Here are some crops from my (high ISO) farmhouse pic. Center and edge (no corner because they are out of the focus plane).














Sep 28, 2010 at 08:27 AM
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p.5 #2 · The Contax 100-300 Vario-Sonnar


Anden wrote:
But with tubes at 100 mm it would be useful. I have shot alot with the 85L on tubes.

A


But isn't the MFD fixed for the whole focal range? Then you'll get the highest magnification at 300mm anyway.



Sep 28, 2010 at 03:51 PM
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p.5 #3 · The Contax 100-300 Vario-Sonnar


Yes but in theory you need a lot less extention. I will try :-)


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Sep 28, 2010 at 06:20 PM
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p.5 #4 · The Contax 100-300 Vario-Sonnar


Anden wrote:
Yes but in theory you need a lot less extention. I will try :-)

A

Excellent!



Sep 28, 2010 at 08:01 PM
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p.5 #5 · The Contax 100-300 Vario-Sonnar


Fall colours

















Sep 29, 2010 at 07:36 PM
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p.5 #6 · The Contax 100-300 Vario-Sonnar


Anden,
#1 is awesome and #2 looks like a map of Europe or North America , however you see it
-Jim



Sep 29, 2010 at 08:20 PM
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p.5 #7 · The Contax 100-300 Vario-Sonnar


Thanks Jim! The "map" is close to my house and I pass it every day when cycling to work. I have always considered it to be a map of North America.


A



Sep 30, 2010 at 04:40 AM
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p.5 #8 · The Contax 100-300 Vario-Sonnar


Anden, they are all great. Nice detail, contrast, and colors. Is the last one with extension tubes?


Sep 30, 2010 at 05:20 AM
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p.5 #9 · The Contax 100-300 Vario-Sonnar


You are too kind Paul. All shot with the lens as is.

A



Oct 01, 2010 at 04:30 AM
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p.5 #10 · The Contax 100-300 Vario-Sonnar


I just ordered the tripodmount from one of the ebay sellers. Will report when I get it.


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p.5 #11 · The Contax 100-300 Vario-Sonnar


Great, let me know how it works out. Here's one at 100mm/4.5:








Oct 06, 2010 at 12:44 PM
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p.5 #12 · The Contax 100-300 Vario-Sonnar


Nice 3D i almost could pull it out from my screen.


Oct 06, 2010 at 01:09 PM
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p.5 #13 · The Contax 100-300 Vario-Sonnar


Cross post from the AIT








Oct 07, 2010 at 06:43 AM
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p.5 #14 · The Contax 100-300 Vario-Sonnar


Paul, amazing example of what the lens can do. I am thinking pretty hard about this lens now. What is a good price. I only see them going for $900 on ebay, is that a little high for that lens? I feel like I have seen them going for less in the past, maybe it is the FM effect! Darn this thread.


Oct 07, 2010 at 05:56 PM
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p.5 #15 · The Contax 100-300 Vario-Sonnar


That is POP!

I paid 650 Euros for mine. 900 seems like a fair price.



Oct 07, 2010 at 06:00 PM
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p.5 #16 · The Contax 100-300 Vario-Sonnar


Keep an eye on KEH. I got my EX grade one there for $750.


Oct 07, 2010 at 06:53 PM
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p.5 #17 · The Contax 100-300 Vario-Sonnar


The BIN's are $900-ish usd - the last auction was a 1 owner near mint condition for $645 - there might be some interest from a few FM'er but it would be hard to get your money back much above $700 - 6 months from now.

I've seen the Contax 35-70 go from a common $450-500 up to $735 and now Ebay has been selling auctions below $350 in excellent condition.



Oct 07, 2010 at 08:01 PM
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p.5 #18 · The Contax 100-300 Vario-Sonnar


Yeah, that is what I was thinking, though, I fear as long as this thread is alive, I will not be able to get one for a decent price!


Oct 07, 2010 at 08:57 PM
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p.5 #19 · The Contax 100-300 Vario-Sonnar


I think that you guys are far to spoiled with prices :-)


Oct 08, 2010 at 04:22 AM
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p.5 #20 · The Contax 100-300 Vario-Sonnar


Anden wrote:
I think that you guys are far to spoiled with prices :-)

+1
This thread and C/Y 35-70mm thread spoil the ebay price. Some ebay seller even refer to thread at here.



Oct 08, 2010 at 02:45 PM
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