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    A Call for Comments: Contax P & S's

    I'm interested in hearing from those who use Contax P & S's. There are various models out there, all rather pricey so I'm a bit nervous buying gear that old for that amount of money. Comments from users about the various models are solicited! Any models to avoid? Any considered the best?

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    Go to Ken Rockwell's site and do a search for Contax. He has information on the G system cameras that you may be interested in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan Gales View Post
    Go to Ken Rockwell's site and do a search for Contax. He has information on the G system cameras that you may be interested in.
    Hi Alan,

    As good as the G cameras are, I need something much smaller. The G cameras are much too large for my p & s needs.

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    If you want good & cheap, try a Yashica T4. Has a really nice Zeiss T* lens, points, shoots, produces great negatives. Only downside is the flash is pretty weak.

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    I had a Contax TVS several years ago. It had focus problems in that everything appeared okay, but pictures would be hopelessly out of focus - this happened for a few frames per roll. It forced me to sell it - but when it did work, it took beautiful photos - especially color.

    I also had a Contax T2 and can mirror the comments above - fantastic. The lens is a killer.

    Also, while not a P&S, the best I had was a Contax T, which is an AE-priority rangefinder, though it is smaller than the other two. Excellent exposure system and a lens to die for. They always seemed extremely difficult to find, and always expensive.
    Those who know, shoot film

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    I have a Contax TVS, which worked fine until it stopped working one day. Powers on but won't focus and won't take a photo.

    Later, the dog chewed on the rubber covering.

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    Not specifically related to Contax, but every time I get and use an AF, Auto advance P&S, I end up putting it away because I don't like the noise. I go back to an 80s RF or to my Rollei. Just my opinion about what works for me, but consider the noise factor in a "modern" P&S.
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    I wouldn't spend a lot of money on a P&S camera because it would hurt to think for that price I could get a proper camera, like when I look at the price of high end digital S.L.R's I think "I'm not playing that, I could buy a used Hasselblad outfit for that price".
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    Quote Originally Posted by benjiboy View Post
    I wouldn't spend a lot of money on a P&S camera because it would hurt to think for that price I could get a proper camera, like when I look at the price of high end digital S.L.R's I think "I'm not playing that, I could buy a used Hasselblad outfit for that price".
    You know of any "proper" cameras that are small and pocketable which it seems is what the OP wants?

    What's is "proper" anyway? My T2 is sulking....
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