Contax Increasingly Less Dead

Discussion in 'Medium Format Cameras and Accessories' started by bjorke, Mar 31, 2005.

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    I was hoping this thread was entitled "Contax Increasingly Less Expensive" :smile:
    *sigh*
     
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    I wish you had posted all this in your single original thread. Then we'd have an historical record as you went though all five stages of death and dying. I think you're still in denial and need to work through anger, bargaining, resignation and acceptance. :smile:

    Contax, as in a new Contax camera that will take yours and mine existing lenses, is dead.
     
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    hehehehe

    Actually, I had pretty-well given up on seeing any new optics well before the Kyocera announcement. If Zeiss says they'll keep my old ones working, that sounds good. Might be buying a second body, huh.

    Don't Kyocera also make a 180mm Leica-R lens, btw?
     
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    Yes, but you just considered 5 stages of death, and disregarded the three days until resurrection and all that entails. (E.g. Ilford: resurrection took a good 8 months)...
     
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    Just in case, I have been taking stock of my Contax and Yashica bodies just to ensure that I have bodies to hang my CZs on well into the future.
     
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    Doesn't matter. With my first girl starting college next year and the sticker shock of $36,000 a year, my Leica buying days are emphatically over.

    When my Leicaflex SL (1969) broke last year, I bought a Canon 135 f2 and a cheap film body to replace a Leica R 180 f2.8 and a 90 f2. Other than missing a smooth manual focus and a real microprism screen, I have to admit that the Canon 135 is as good as any Leica lens I've ever used.
    Take care,
    Tom