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The Contax TVS. The ‘executive’ compact zoom – Guest post by Eddy

You Might Also Like. High contrast, virtually no distortion, good colour rendition, almost no tendency to flare and some nice but subtle vignette, especially pronounced at wide apertures.

To mitigate this I try to store the camera with the battery out in a fully extended position so at least the cable is straight when not in use. Autofocus itself is fast and very accurate; it triggers pretty much instantly on a half-press of the shutter regardless of whether the camera has been in sleep mode or not.

The G2 rangefinder is my favourite 35mm camera but with one huge caveat, it lacks a true manual focus. In manual mode it becomes a centre weighted reflective spot meter.

The Contax TVS. The ‘executive’ compact zoom – Guest review by Eddy

The Contax TVS shutter release is surprisingly good. It is the ultimate travel camera with stunning lenses and handling.

A particular concern with the TVS is a thin micro ribbon cable connecting the lens to the camera body. If nowt else I think i need manal get rid of some unused cameras first: A half press of the shutter release replaces the frame counter with a quite handy confirmation of the exact focal length setting of the zoom.

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Focussing frame picture area frame coupled focal length and with shooting distance transmittance type liquid crystal displayshutter speeds, exposure compensation marks, focus indicators, flash mark, programme Dontax mark, selftimer LED. Ko-Fi allows one off donations Thanks in advance!

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On such things reputations are built, especially in camera forums. Yeah, having looked more am going to take my time on the contax SLR thing.

What a great feature! Picture frame, close focus frame, focus frame, shutter speed, exposure compensation, focus indication, flash ready, program indicator, self-timer, On indicator. The monster is the But it has been designed well so that a half press to focus is a mere hair trigger that needs almost no pressure. manial

Patreon allows those of you who would like to support 35mmc on a monthly basis with a small regular donations. It takes one CR battery which seems to last forever if you go easy on the flash. To be honest it took me a little while to get used to using the lens tab for zooming. If you want a purely mechanical camera with the legendary Zeiss lenses then it is very fine indeed. It weighs just over grammes with battery and film loaded and, for me, it feels just right.

But the first film did not work out. No ccontax back through menus every time you start up. Where those cameras produce images of outstanding technical excellence this one is merely very good. Pin It on Pinterest. My Instagram handle is expectgrain and I’m always on the lookout for new people to follow and talk to. This is a solid little camera. None of the Contax manuql have a reputation for great reliability and they are all long beyond realistic service.

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Reply Dan James September tvss, at 7: It looks like this…. In the off position the lens retracts right into the camera body then extends a few inches out as you zoom.

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Aperture is set with a firm and clicky ring on mannual lens itself with options from f3. Reply Frank Lehnen November 27, at For me it can help to see which distance has been metered has I am realy weird at using an AF in tricky situations but in most situation, it is just luxury but it confirm that the TVS was really designed has a compact Contax G and can be pleasant for rangefinder users.

I had modest expectations which were mainly exceeded. Hee hee Jeremy, glad you liked the review. These were all portra overexposed a stop or two apart from the banal one of the stair rail which is cinestill included that to show meter accuracy.

In the off position this cable folds on itself inside the lens barrel in a quite disturbing position that is bound to create points of weakness. Reply Lee August 27, at The design is clean and sleek but perhaps ckntax little bland for some tastes.

But here on 35mmc objectivity is only ever part of the story. Thanks for that great info Jeremy. Is the LCD working to show the current exposure compensation?

One other small but important for me detail is that the Contax TVS has a standard lens cap rather manaul the ocntax flipdown cover of the later model.