Quote Originally Posted by MDR View Post
Pros: RF hard to get out of alignment
Biggest Rangefinder Base of any 35mm RF camera
***except the Kodak Ektra****

50mm only Viewfinder (the Russian Tourette Finder for the Kiev is a cheap option)
****{Damn} cheap that {damn} Tourette finder{damn}

I love my Contax and think that it is overall a better choice than a Leica Ltm. If you need to get used to the Contax Grip buy a Kiev as trainer, the lenses for the Contax and Kiev are fully compatible.

Dominik
another vote for the (ahem post-war) IIa and IIIa Contax