I really shouldn't have. REALLY. But I was in New York this weekend, and stopped by Adorama. They had a Contax RTS III in stock in the used department. I have no idea on earth why they had it priced at $399. Aside from a couple of very minor paint scrapes, the thing looks nearly new. Nothing broken, nothing malfunctioning. I had drooled over one of these for years but they were always out of my price range. They were the equal of a Nikon F4 when new, and in some ways superior (better glass, the ceramic film pressure plate with the vacuum system for ultimate film flatness, TTL flash metering even for non-dedicated strobes [read studio flashes or Vivitar 283s]). And I had a project to shoot my remaining stock of Kodak HIE coming up that was not going to work well in my G2. So into the shopping cart it went. I'm now a very proud papa. Pictures to come later.