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AX


Contax

Felis Manul
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3 Reviews  

Average Rating: 4.5 out of 5

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Laurence Smith
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member since: 3/19/2004
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Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Now that the AX is "old school" I can finally afford one! I coveted this camera for years, and now that I have it, there is no disappointment. So solid, so much mass, so much outstanding and exacting machining. Easily compares to the "feel" of a Leica camera. The AF is outstanding, and a true breakthrough for its day. The heft of this camera, as well as the thickness of the body, allows me at least 1 or 2 stops of leeway for hand-holding shots. I think it vies for the most beautiful cameras every made, both aesthetically and for a true solid integrated camera with outstanding tolerances. The big surprise is that the "primitive" autofocus regime of moving the film plate forward and back works so WELL. The AF is as fast as the Canon digitals! A shock, indeed. Fit and finish are spectacular, and all controls are "analog" wheels, though electronically controlled. I couldn't be happier with this camera that is now considered "ancient".
10/4/2011 9:11:04 PM
 
Mark 

member since: 5/24/2004
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Rating: 4.5 out of 5
If this camera had predictive auto focus, it would be the best camera out there. Built like a tank, the metering is very exact and it does nothing any other 35mm camera body does...it couples to the best lenses in the world, Carl Zeiss T* lenses.
7/1/2004 6:49:05 AM
 
Leon Zlotnik

member since: 8/19/2001
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Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Great camera with outstanding Zeiss lenses.
6/16/2003 3:33:38 AM
 

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