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    Just wanted to thank you, Diapositivo, for your comprehensive response. There are some useful pointers in there, cheers.

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    A word of warning....I started with a Yashica Electro 35 GSN, now 40 cameras later I have not yet stopped!!!! This camera is widely available, relatively cheap and capable of good results. http://aperturepriority.co.nz/2012/0...mely-reminder/

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    A word of warning, I started with a Yashica Electro 35 GSN, 40 cameras later I have not stopped....The Yashica is widely available, relatively inexpensive and will give you decent results. You can see some on my website.

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    The Olympus XA is a decent choice, Then perhaps look at the Voigtlander Bessa series.

    Quote Originally Posted by phirehouse View Post
    The Olympus XA is a decent choice also, and is very portable. Maybe, a model with an interchangable lens would be a nice choice if you decide to augment the XA.
    Check this out...
    http://www.apug.org/forums/forum65/1...-xa-today.html

    Then perhaps look at the Voigtlander Bessa series.

    I personally own an Olympus XA as a point & shoot, with my main rangefinders being a

    Contax G2, ( with 21 & 28 mm Biogons, a 45 mm Planar, a 90 mm Sonnar ),

    ( NO 35 mm Planar ) & a Voigtlander Bessa L, ( with 12 & 15 mm LTM Biogons ).

    It's a small, relatively light weight package, but Razor Sharp. The advantage here is that

    the True Wide Angle Biogon design lenses, eliminate ALL Wide Angle Distortion.

    While the 45 mm Planar & 90 mm Sonnar are among the sharpest tested lenses

    ever produced.

    One does not build a kit like this overnight, but the ends justify the means

    & the wait.
    Last edited by Vanishing Point Ent.; 05-19-2012 at 10:03 PM. Click to view previous post history.

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    Nicely put, Vanishing Point.

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    Sigh. Everyone overlooks the great Vivitar 35ES. Small in size, but massive in quality, both build and optics.


    Vivitar 35 ES by Greyscale3, on Flickr


    035_3 by Greyscale3, on Flickr

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