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Contax IIa - Portraits

Postby alexvaras » Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:30 am

Some other photos from the same roll, just with Sonnar T 50mm/f2.

Two are colleagues at work.
Kristine.
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Nastya.
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The best service for Brompton in Moscow is done by Roma.
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Re: Contax IIa - Portraits

Postby Julio1fer » Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:01 pm

Good use of 35mm format, Alex. Those RF are addictive. Maybe a Helios-103 fits your IIa?
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Re: Contax IIa - Portraits

Postby PFMcFarland » Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:33 pm

Portraiture is definitely your forte, Alex.

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Re: Contax IIa - Portraits

Postby GrahamS » Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:18 am

Terrific stuff, Alex.
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Re: Contax IIa - Portraits

Postby alexvaras » Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:08 am

Thank you all, I'm still surprised by this lens everytime I shoot someone, particularly the Roma portrait I would say it's not mine.

Julio1fer wrote:Good use of 35mm format, Alex. Those RF are addictive. Maybe a Helios-103 fits your IIa?

I just took a look about the lens, very cheap and excellent reputation, but a contest between Sonnar or Helios 103 would be really hard to guess :) probably I will take one when I'm back.
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Re: Contax IIa - Portraits

Postby GrahamS » Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:57 pm

As far as I am aware the Helios 103 is a direct copy of the Sonnar.
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Re: Contax IIa - Portraits

Postby Julio1fer » Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:56 pm

Graham, that is a good question. Not to deviate the thread, but I think that the Jupiter-8 and -3 are indeed close Sonnar copies but the Helios is less so. Must look at my USSR lens diagrams that I have somewhere.

Meanwhile I found this in the Web. Here is a diagram of a Jupiter 3, and here one of a Helios-103.

In that site, the Sonnar page directly includes the Jupiter-8, no question that it is the same design as a 2.0 Sonnar.

The results of the Helios-103 look different from those from a Jupiter-8 in my experience - I like them better. But then I am not a Sonnar fan.
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Re: Contax IIa - Portraits

Postby GrahamS » Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:47 am

I have three Jupiter 8s and a helios 103 but I don't have a Sonnar. I always liked the results from an uncoated J8. Thanks for the info.
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