Leica v Zeiss Contax

Started Dec 18, 2011 | Discussions thread
Irakly Shanidze
Irakly Shanidze Veteran Member • Posts: 5,615
Re: Leica v Zeiss Contax

Historically, Zeiss has always been more interested in producing lenses than cameras. While Zeiss lenses have very clean and simple design and top performance, nearly all their cameras, including both classic and later RF models, had "something". While aways innovative and even ground-breaking at times, most Contax cameras were unnecessarily complex. I've used professionally ST, AX, RTSII, N1, N Digital, G1 and G2. I am still using C645 and, in my opinion, this is the only camera that is absolutely perfect in terms of design, even ten years after it came out.

I think that if Kyocera didn't abandon Contax brand in 2005, Leica would have much harder time entering medium format.
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