AT A GLANCE
The G Mount Planar 45mm F/2 is an astounding lens designed by Zeiss for the Contax G1 and G2 rangefinders. It is among the sharpest standard focal length lenses ever made, offering superior image quality to its contemporary lenses from any manufacturer. Extremely fine resolving power, incredible build quality, and compact form factor combine in a lens that's as stunning today as it was when new. Use on modern mirror-less cameras, such as Sony's a7, is possible by way of an adapter, and while this solution isn't as elegant as simply shooting it on the exemplary G-series cameras, the lens' ability to be used on modern digital cameras is worth noting.