Wrote a This Old Lens post back in 2020 about the Contax G Planar 45mm f/2. In that post I wrote:
Writing this post is a horrible idea for me.
Horrible may be strong wording, but I was fairly certain if I kept looking at photos taken with this lens I would end up purchasing it again. I told myself that the 28mm and 90mm were fine. I was good… Yeah, right. Took longer than I expected, but here we are.
Am I happy? Queue the music!
…that would be a definite yes.
As mentioned in Part 1 my first test roll did not go to plan due to film developer user issues. The issue was in two parts actually.
- My not mixing the df96 chemistry properly.
- The film chosen, Fujifilm Acros 100, was not listed in the df96 instructions and likely for a good reason.
So as I mentioned I tossed the questionable chemistry and went back to another film that was also not listed in the df96 instructions, but I had developed successfully before. Agfa APX 400 developed with the instructions for Rollei RPX 400.
Result? We are back in business folks. Here are some of my favorite shots from the test roll. Taken with what I am starting to realize is my favorite film camera along with my favorite lens for that camera.
A great result from a great combination of camera, lens, and film.