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    Compact 35 with large lens?

    I have had a Rollei B35, I have a Minox 35 ML and recently got ahold of a Balda CE 35 and also has a Olympus XA around here.....
    Of these I note that none has a lens bigger than f:2.8

    So I was wondering what was the most compact 35mm with a lens (preferable collapsible) larger than f:2.8?

    Of the cameras mentioned above, I never did like the Rollei, found it a clutz to use, and would never go for the "advanced" Rollei 35......
    I like the Olympus but the RF is cramped to use, and the user interface also takes a little to get used to.
    I like the Minox for its flat compactness, but prefer the Balda, has its first film in it now, and look forward to compare sharpness with the Minox/Olympus....

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    I think you mean large aperture and not large lens?

    Konica Auto S3, Vivitar ES 35, Minolta Hi-Matic 7SII rangefinders all have f:1.7 lenses and are quite compact. Not as compact as the cameras that you have mentioned, but still jacket-pocketable.

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    Your'e right large aperture, my bad.
    But you know of none in that size with a collapsible lens?

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    If money is no object, a Leica M3 with a collapsible 50mm f2 summicron, $2k'ish
    Last edited by zsas; 12-29-2011 at 12:54 AM. Click to view previous post history. Reason: Mentioned wrong lens
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    I think a Kodak Retina folder camera may be suitable for you; The Retina IIA has a Schneider Xenon 50mm f2.0 lens, but is fully mechanical (no meter) and is still 1.5 times the size of an XA.

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    I was looking for something more modern than a Retina, have one of those in f:2,8, excellent camera, from the time when afficinados actually wanted something from Kodak!

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    More modern in what way? The lens on the Retina line is hard to beat. Seriously. Incredibly sharp, beautiful look.

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    Is AF ok? Konica Hexar and Leica Minilux/CM come to mind. But both aren't really small.

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    More modern handling characteristics, I use a LOT of old cameras, but have to reset my head for each of them, coupled film advance or not etc etc.

    I was thinking more along the lines of the cameras mentioned in the OP.

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    Have a look here: http://www.cameraquest.com/com35s.htm

    And if you want a "large lens", then there's the Yashica Lynx 14 with a huge f1.4 light sucker.
    And the sign said, "long haired freaky people need not apply"

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