My most recent rangefinder is plural. Rangefinders
Had a GAS attack!
I've always used SLRs — and snobbishly! They were always Contax/Yashica although I did have a Spotmatic for a little while as well.
But when I got a Contax IIa with the F2 Sonnar at a local vintage store and put a roll through it, the whisper-quiet pleasure of using rangefinders washed over me in an awesome (and financially detrimental) wave.
Here's one with the Contax and Sonnar (and a warm skylight 1B filter, the look of which I love)
Kiev IIa with what may be its original Jupiter-8, both 1956. I enjoy using this camera as much as the Contax. Build quality is superb and the size may fit my hands even better.
These are from my Retina IIIc with Xenon f2. They don't show its full potential but they show its usefulness in low light. I have some in color, taken outdoors, that are as sharp as my Planar and Distagon.
Walz Envoy 35 with Kominar 48mm f1.9
@f11 or f16 on Tmax100
@f4 on Tri-X
And last but certainly not least, Agfa Karat 36 with a Rodenstock Heligon F2
@f2 on Agfa Vista (my office mate)
@f2 on Agfa Vista (the receptionist)
And the post would not be complete without a selfy — this one's at F8 on the Agfa Vista
Thanks for looking.
Last edited by pstake; 04-24-2013 at 10:20 PM. Click to view previous post history.