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    Contax version of the FM2?

    Is there a Contax SLR which would be a close match to a Nikon FM2? All mechanical except for a meter, bullet proof body, small in size. Anything like that?

    Thanks!

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    I prefer a lens not body and whatever your fm2 is tank like , it cant beat contax with zeiss lens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mustafa Umut Sarac View Post
    I prefer a lens not body and whatever your fm2 is tank like , it cant beat contax with zeiss lens.
    That's great. However, this post is about MY preferences hence the question looking for information.

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    You might look at the Yashica FR-3 rather than a Contax the yashicas are more reliable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RattyMouse View Post
    Is there a Contax SLR which would be a close match to a Nikon FM2? All mechanical except for a meter, bullet proof body, small in size. Anything like that?

    Thanks!
    Answer: http://camerapedia.wikia.com/wiki/Contax_S2_/_S2b
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    Quote Originally Posted by RattyMouse View Post
    That's great. However, this post is about MY preferences hence the question looking for information.
    Try the Contax S2 and S2b.

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    But I never knew of any body that is bullet proof and bullet proof which could take a bullet and still survive doesn't mean it would be reliable under normal use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricardo Miranda View Post
    Bingo! Thank you!!!

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    Now go check the prices for the S2!! Yikes.
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    I own a contax s2 and i'm ok with it. I've never used nikon fm2 but i guess it's a very good and solid camera. The equivalen within contax/yashica bayonet would be a S2/S2B. But the're bloody expensive.....With those prices you may consider to buy Zeiss lenses for your nikon (ZF)

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