I'm no help. I could regurgitate what I've read, but you are not wanting that.
I would be interested to know your experience after you get it CLA'd and use it for a while.
Congrats on the new toy!
Originally Posted by randy6
I've read many things about contax on the internet. I like to get some personal views not one regurgitated from website I bought contax I ver C somewhat working I'll send off to be cleaned. I've owned many cameras over the last thirty years I have leicas and contax both. I actually prefer contax II and IIa over leica screwmount cameras I think there simply better. I have a contax II I used for a long time and never snapped a ribbon yet. And you can get contax body and lens much cheaper then Leica. Anyone out there with personal experience with A Contax I ?