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    Contax fans hold on to your socks!

    Kyocera has been letting their distributers know that they are dumping Contax. No word on if they will be picked up by anyone else. Total drag!
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    I've always been _very_ happy with my Japanese CZ lenses. Never thought much of the cameras except for the ridiculously overpriced S2 that they discontinued anyway.
    That is called grain. It is supposed to be there.
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    Of course they are...I just bought into the G system yesterday. I should have warned all of you!
    Film is cheap. Opportunities are priceless.

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    Well I bought the ridiculously overpriced 645AF, and although I love it, I worry about what is going to happen to the price of accessories and service.
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    Thanks a heap, Mongo.
    That is called grain. It is supposed to be there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flotsam
    Thanks a heap, Mongo.
    Think of it this way...the price on used equipment (already unbelievably low) should take a nose-dive. I wonder when the "official announcement" will happen.
    Film is cheap. Opportunities are priceless.

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    I don t think they are eager to anounce. I only found out because my special order neck strap and release cord no showed. Fortunately B H photo came to my rescue. I am considering selling the 645 and investing in a Hasselblad set, but I am spoiled by the f stop/ shutter speed that gets etched on my film by this beauty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by M. Walter Lyon
    I am spoiled by the f stop/ shutter speed that gets etched on my film by this beauty.
    That is a really nice feature.
    Just because you're not paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get you.

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    Its a great system (the 645) and I for one will keep on using it. My only concern is getting it fixed if it ever fails. Parts are probably going to be problematic. I have it even worse--I have the 645 and the N1. I love both of the cameras and the lenses.

    The writing was on the wall, fair to say. When they pulled the ND1 and didn't come out with anything, it was problematic. They basically came to the opinion (in my opinion without any facts) that "Digital is an R&D heavy business and we just don't have the R&D budget to do this. Its a shame. Kyrocera is an R&D driven company as it relates to ceramics. But in terms of Consumer marketing, they really have never been all that good. The analog cameras for pro's (RTS series) really set the standard at one point and then they rested on the laurels.

    Oh well.....at least the used stuff will get much cheaper. This explains why Adray camera in Ann Arbor has great Contax pricing in this issue of Shutterbug.
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    I like 35mm Contax, both the G2 and the older SLRs, but I guess I bought them for those Zeiss lenses. Where will we get the lenses? Probably can't afford the Ikon.
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