Your Opinions On The Zeiss Jena Contax D Needed

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Allen Tyler, Nov 3, 2006.

  1. Allen Tyler

    Allen Tyler Guest

    hello all-

    i currently have the canon 30d and the mamiya m645 but these two do not
    serve me very well when it comes to street photography. for me, they are a
    bit obtrusive for this style of shooting. i'm interested in the contax
    because i refuse to pay the money for a leica. if anyone has thoughts on
    this camera, positive or negative i would greatly appreciate you letting me
    know what they are.

    -take care
    Allen Tyler, Nov 3, 2006
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    UC Guest

    Since you refuse to pay for a Leica, I can only assume your a cheap,
    ignorant twat.
    UC, Nov 3, 2006
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    Gerald Place Guest

    if you don't want tospend a lot of money then look for second-hande rollei
    and minolta rangefinder cameras. The rolleis have excelent optics thoug no
    interchangeable lenses. The minoltas did have a range of focal lengths
    tho.Worth seeking out.
    Gerald Place, Nov 4, 2006
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    dj_nme Guest

    A much cheaper rangefinder camera to consider are the later KMZ Zorki
    and Fed models.
    I can personaly recommend a Zorki 4 or 4K: big bright combined RF/VF, a
    removable back to make film loading reasonably easy (no film leader to
    cut, ala Leica RF) and compatible with all of the M39 RF (Leica
    screwmount) lenses ever made.
    For me, the Zorki 4K is the easier camera to use, because it has a lever
    wind on.

    If you would prefer a small SLR camera, then perhaps a Pentax K1000
    would be the better way?
    K mount lenses can also be fitted your EOS 30D with the proper adapter.

    Alternativley (if very small is your goal), the Olympus Pen F or FT is
    pretty much the smallest 35mm film SLR that was ever available.
    It is a half-frame 35mm SLR, the film gate is shaped for the normal
    horizontal orientation of the camera to be for portrait and turned
    sideways for landscape.
    dj_nme, Nov 5, 2006
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