Which Contax lens line is the same as Super Speeds?
Posted 24 November 2005 - 08:26 PM
Also are just the Contax Zeiss or also Zeiss for other 35mm still mounts that are the same as super speeds?
Posted 25 November 2005 - 03:03 AM
The super speeds were designed exclusively for Arri and are motion picture lenses from concept.
I have converted many Contax and Hasselblad Zeiss Distagons to cover the VistaVision format and they are superb. But it is better to use a movie lens for 35 mm movie work as the lenses are made for that format and yield the best results.
Posted 25 November 2005 - 06:51 AM
These lenses can only be remounted to fit Aaton mount because the short flange depth of Aaton is almost exactly the same as the Contax mount. I guess a Count adapter could be built but I don't know of any tat exist. For any other mount the lens would have to be hacked apart and completely reworked, which would be an order of magnitude more expensive to going out and buying a regular SuperSpeed.
I don't know if these lenses or the conversions have been done for quite some time, as the Aaton mount has fallen out of favor for the popular PL mount. I believe ICE Film in the UK originally did the conversions.
Didn't Contax recently go belly up?
Posted 29 November 2005 - 10:59 AM
as far as going belly up I have heard no anouncements and their cameras are very much available
Edited by Dickson Sorensen, 29 November 2005 - 11:02 AM.