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    Smallest reflex system?

    May be I am looking for an impossible camera:
    - Smallest film reflex avalaible.
    - Superb optics.
    - Very quiet shutter sound (not very far from my leica).
    - Almost spot metering.
    - Not rare batteries.

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    The only one I can think of is the Contax S2b. Or the Contax 139Q if you can live with centre-weighted, albeit very good, metering.

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    I'm looking for a deaf and dumb nymphomaniac who owns a liquor store, but in answer to you're question the nearest thing available IMHO is the Olympus OM4.
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    Olympus Pen F or FT half frame, for full frame Pentax ME Super, I prefer the MX but the ME is quieter.

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    I think the smallest system would be the pentax 110. Useless but it is the smallest.
    Reality is whatever stays when you stop believing in it.
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    Well, then I have to make a point: Non useless smallest 35 reflex system avalaible?

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    Olympus OM, Pentax ME or Nikon FG.


    Steve.
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    I would recommend the Olympus ME Super. I have one of those and I like it a lot. Got a nice little kit together. Only need a 24 mm wide angle lens with it. Or 35 would be nice to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by makanakijones View Post
    May be I am looking for an impossible camera:
    - Smallest film reflex avalaible.
    - Superb optics.
    - Very quiet shutter sound (not very far from my leica).
    - Almost spot metering.
    - Not rare batteries.
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    The Pen F is somewhat wide, and the shutter is noisy. Originally took the PX13 mercury battery, which is no longer available (works great with hearing-aid batteries).

    Great piece of engineering, however.

    The Tessina with a chimney finder might fit the bill, although it isn't full frame.

    But basically, what you want doesn't exist. And there is a point where an SLR can be too small.

    The Yashica/Kyocera Contax cameras are well made, and the Carl Zeiss lenses are outstanding. The Minolta XD11 has a well-damped shutter and is among the cameras that were part of the mid-1970s downsizing that occurred (led by Olympus).

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