Just wanted to thank you, Diapositivo, for your comprehensive response. There are some useful pointers in there, cheers.
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/
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.
The Olympus XA is a decent choice, Then perhaps look at the Voigtlander Bessa series.
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Originally Posted by phirehouse
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
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 09:03 PM. Click to view previous post history.
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