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

To be honest it took me a little while to get used to using the lens tab for zooming. Support the upkeep of 35mmc 35mmc will always remain free for to read and enjoy. It handles like a dream, even shooting one handed. Contax T3 — A regular companion June 17, The TVS does a very good job at pretty much all the comtax I want from a camera like this and it does those things in a pleasurable and tactile way.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Flash or no flash, all the negatives are under-exposed. The shutter release button is recessed and positioned quite far to the right of the top plate. Thank you for commenting In autofocus mode the LCD shows a little black circle if focus has locked successfully.

It may sound stupid expecially when you use the TVS for one year but I have just discovered that in the manual-focus mode, you have some focussing assitance indications in the viewfinder. If you want a purely mechanical camera with the legendary Zeiss lenses then it is very fine indeed. The autofocus mechanism emits a short half-second mouse-cough when seeking focus while the film wind motor is about as quiet as these things can ever be.


Beautifully solid in a good way, but much too weighty…. Here are a few more shots from recent rolls to give a flavour across some different types of picture…. The G2 rangefinder is my favourite 35mm camera but with one huge caveat, it lacks a true manual focus. Reply Chad Ivan M. Very informative viewfinder, build in data back, new retro design based on cult camera Contax T which turned out to be a disaster, aperture controls were moved electronic control vs manual ring turn control as on previous modelsautomatic zoom as opposed to manual one.


So in summary the Contax TVS is a pleasure to use. Learn how your comment data is processed.

LCD, automatic resetting additive type; Also indicates lens focal length in use, remaining time for self timer or elapsed time in Bulb shooting mode. Hee hee Jeremy, glad you liked the review. By clicking that link, as long as you buy, bid on or win an auction within 24hrs — at no cojtax cost to you — I will receive a little kick back from ebay to help keep 35mmc up and running.

If nowt else I think i need to get rid of some unused cameras first: To take the shot xontax enough extra pressure to prevent mistakes.

Let ten more years and I will be able to use an autofocus camera in the right way contac then evolve to digital cameras. It takes one CR battery which seems manuap last forever if you go easy on the flash.


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

For those who enjoy it the most, there are two ways you can throw a few pennies into the proverbial tip jar: Sonny Boy Havidson 8 years ago. But what about the images?

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The left panel shows the flash mode and exposure compensation setting while the right one shows the current frame manul. More critical than any of that is the fact that this camera, like most of its type, is probably living on borrowed time.

Two dials, three little buttons and two LCDs. But once I got in the flow I grew to love it.


Groups of people, the odd portrait and street scenes. That being accidentally stuck on a minus is the only reason I can think of for the problem. In manual mode it becomes a centre weighted reflective spot meter. This is the pick of the bunch.