A lotta folks seem to be "waiting" on that Contax redux, but I think the lack of any tangible rumors at least imply there's not one coming any time soon! I'd stand in that line, too. I think the Fuji will be a remarkable camera for those who don't see the 20mm lens as a limiting factor. My "want list" is already longer than my budget by several miles, but the Fuji's on it. Right after I get my next computer built, we get the next version of the D700, I get my 85/1.4, 135DC, 24/1.4, our new car, and my wife gets her replacement point n shoot (probably that cool fast Oly). Maybe by then that Contax will show up!
Yes, I don't really expect Kyocera to re-enter the camera market, but it's a real shame those excellent Zeiss lenses for the G series did not get a longer life. Now I hear that parts for the G cameras (and 35mm SLR Contax) may not be available after about 2015 (they were last made in 2003 I think).
Sony should have based their mirrorless camera around redesigned Zeiss G lenses IMO (i.e. same optical formula as the G series, maybe newer AF and mount system) and made it full frame. But I suppose that market is too limited for a mass market seller like Sony.
Well, maybe Nikon will surprise us all soon; the word at NR is that the Nikon mirrorless system will be for "professionals"
I agree Peter. I shot with all the Zeiss lenses on the G2 except the zoom and they were brilliant. Small, sharp, splendidly crafted. I went to buy a Leica and came out of the camera store with the G2, more modern, at a fraction of the cost.
Recently sold the chrome set, have the black set on sale now.