At long last! I got myself a Contax!

Some people dream of owning a Ferrari, or a Lamborghini, or a Rolls Royce.

I’ve always dreamt of owning and using one of the best rangefinders ver made, even better than the present day Leica M9, the Contax G2.

It’s not that I have never had the cash for one. You know the scenario; when you have cash, a 1001 other things pop up in your mind that you want to spend your money on. So it is with me….I always go and spend my cash on exactly the things that I don’t really need!

But last week, I finally put my hard-earned money to good use and bought myself a Contax G2. Yes, I know, it goes against one of my main rants in a camera, which is reliance on battery power.

As readers will know I much prefer a camera that, if worse comes to worse, will carry on taking shots when others driven by batteries have given up the ghost. I don’t mind electronics in my camera, so long as there is a full manual facility.

The Contax doesn’t have that, but ok, it more than makes up for it by sheer brilliance.

I will let you have a report on how I got on with it soon. Meantime, let me take a walk downtown and burn up all those rolls of T Max in my pocket!




About filmcamera999

ME & MY PASSION! ok, you probably looked at the length of this "about me" page and thought, god, what's wrong with this guy!....does he have to start telling us his life story or something!!? well, youve come here now anyways, so why not hear what im like as a person, eh? ive been using film cameras for well over 30 first one being the family yashicamat twin lens! over the years, ive both bought sold and collected film cameras...too many to tell the truth! in fact, ive been buying and selling cameras well before the internet came on the scene, so anything you purchase from me is backed by my self-styled moneyback promise.....if you dont like what youve bought, send it back within 14 days and you get all your money arguments!! WHERE I STAND ON THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION! yes, i do use digital as well, but only as a ready-reckoner...i try and take most shots with my simple 2megapixel digicam....if the shot looks good, i pull out my film camera and shoot! i most defintely do not believe in digital manipulation of photographs....that in my eyes is not photography...its cheating! WHERE I USED TO LIVE, WHERE I AM NOW & WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO DO! i used to live in Ontario, Canada, but moved back to the UK a little while ago (its a long story..!)...but now i'm living in the one place i always wanted to be...Vancouver, BC..the next best thing to paradise on earth! as i work as a freelance writer as well as other things, i often find hat my work takes me to europe for short spells, so i get to travel a lot...not a blessing, as i just hate long flights! im a qualified Quality Assurance guy (you know...ISO 9000, auditing, documentation etc) ....99% of my skill-set is transferable so i can handle any admin or documentation-related roles....see you in BC! otherwise, i specialise in ISO 9000 auditing and documentation. my dream? to have my own thriving camera shop in Vancouver BC, whilst living in the mountains somewhere.....the best of both worlds!
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