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Contax T

Kyocera introduced a series of highly successful T-series compact 35mm film cameras, offering Zeiss-designed lenses which appealed to photographers desiring high quality optics in a compact form.

The original Contax T offers a rangefinder with 0.60x magnification. A compact titanium body designed by Porsche with a very impressive five element Sonnar T* 38/2.8 lens.

You find a full review here.

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Contax T - Ilford FP4
Contax T - Ilford FP4

Shooting a Leica M2 and M3, I can highly recommend this camera when you want to travel light or when a Leica M is just to heavy.

Contax T - Ilford FP4
Contax T - Ilford FP4

Color and black & white negative film are very well exposed and sharp. The Contax T has an aperture priority exposure system, that is very accurate in almost all conditions. It features also a backlight compensation button. The rangefinder is a little small, but my copy is very clean and bright, so I have no problem to get accurate focus.

Contax T - Ilford FP4
Contax T - Ilford FP4

I prefer the Contax T over the Olympus XA for ergonomic, build quality and lens. The Contax is more expansive than the Olympus and hard to find in good condition.

Contax T - Fujifilm C200
Contax T - Fujifilm C200

The rendering of the Sonnar lens is superb and has a very nice signature between modern and classic. Even the cheap Fujifilm C200 comes out very nice.

Contax T - Fujifilm C200
Contax T - Fujifilm C200

Close distance is only 1 Meter, but you get used to that.

Contax T - Fujifilm C200

The shutter is very quiet and makes it perfect for street shooting.

Contax T - Fujifilm C200
Contax T - Fujifilm C200

A fixed focus mark on the focusing ring indicates the focusing range at aperture f8, Everything will be in focus from about 2 meters to infinity.

Contax T - Fujifilm C200
Contax T - Fujifilm C200
Contax T - Fujifilm C200

Happy shooting and thanks for coming by...

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