I love a good deal. 3 of 3 C/Y mount posts. Recently picked up one heck of a deal in a camera. Seems appropriate to find deals when it comes to lenses for it. I typically get three primes when I purchase a film system. A normal. A portrait. A wide. This is the normal. … Continue reading This Old Lens: Contax Carl Zeiss Planar 50mm f/1.7
My first post about the Contax 137 MA Quartz was a leap of faith. Faith in the Contax name. This is my fourth (35mm) Contax and each has been rock solid. Faith in KEH.com bargain grade. Have purchased many an item bargain grade from KEH and each has been rock solid. My second post was … Continue reading Contax 137 MA Quartz Part 3: Photo Update
This is my second try at some cosmetic DIY. The first for a Nikon FE was a success. This time around we are looking at the Contax 137 MA Quartz.
Have since added a Part 2 reskin post and a Part 3 photo update. May regret this later, but I am calling it early. Have yet to even get through my first roll of film, but I am calling the Contax 137 MA Quartz as my favorite SLR of all time at any price… And I … Continue reading This Old Camera: Contax (Yashica) 137 MA Quartz + Zeiss Planar 50mm f/1.7
Love this camera. Love this lens. Now I love this film.
Another roll through the Contax T2. This time w/ Kodak Portra 200.
Two things I appreciate are quality and bang for buck. It is easy to buy into a top notch experience. But it is very satisfying to find a more frugal path to an excellent experience, One example of this is the recent blog post I wrote for KEH.com comparing the Leica M3 to the FED … Continue reading 2 favorite compacts at 2 different price points: Contax T2 vs. Konica C35 AF2
Being smitten with the Contax G Boys I wanted more, but less. More of that Contax/Zeiss goodness, but in a smaller package. Decided on the T range. Ruled out the Contax T since it was MF only and the flash was not built in (Personal preference. Don’t come at me T fans.). Went for the … Continue reading This Old Camera/Scanner Files: The mighty little Contax T2
Wrote more about the Contax G System as a contributing writer at KEH Camera’s blog, but this is an early post with the Contax G1. I predict that there will be much more written about the Contax G1. Why? On a high-level it is so good that… I am already on film roll 4 in a weeks … Continue reading Scanner files: Contax G1.. and G2 too.