what a shame, secondhand cameras in barcelona are pretty expensive but at least we have them in the shops, and when i'm saying expensive i'm meaning 1300€ for a mamiya afd kit or 2000€ for contax kit...
Originally Posted by slnce-z-gsi
Cameras to me are similar to guitars you have to try before buying, and with instruments is even worse because 2 guitars of the same model can be night and day at least with cameras you have not to deal with that , 8 years ago i did 18 hours by bus just to try a guitar that i saw on a classified ad.
As i said before i chose contax 645.
After reading reviews on internet and listening opinions everywhere i had a clear image of what were offering to me each system, but one thing didn't stop popping out, zeiss glass of contax, people swear about 120mm makro sharpness and 80mm bokeh.
When i was looking for a camera i was sure that i wanted some fast glass, faster than 2,8 if possible, that narrowed my options, contax 80mm f2 or manual mamiya 80mm f1.9 (manual lenses doesnt work in afd bodies).
That was my main reason to go with contax before holding any camera, i didnt care about other things because i have more systems for others tasks at home, so i just needed: fast lenses + fast 120 film camera.
With that in mind i went to a local shop and played with other options that i had in mind: pentax af, mamiya af, if any of them had been more ergonomic, nicer or sturdier looking than contax i would chose any of them over contax (mamiya afd was my second option) but contax apart to have a faster lens was the nicest of those three.
Then the day after i saw an ad here in apug and a two weeks later i had my contax at home. (thanks MikeSeb!!)
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