Wich compact to get!

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pharoldo
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Wich compact to get!

Hello!

im debating wich compact to get. Im torn between the Leica CM or the Contax T3....

what do you guys think?

all the best

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Overrank Contributing Member • Posts: 856
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pharoldo wrote:

Hello!

im debating wich compact to get. Im torn between the Leica CM or the Contax T3....

what do you guys think?

all the best

Nikon F75 + 1.8G lens and spend the remaining £800 on film

In terms of image quality/versatility there are many cheaper comparable options.  I think it will come down to which you prefer.

pharoldo
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Unfortunatly i hate slr...

the minolta cle with voigtlander 40mm could be an option may be...

but realy wanted a compact autofocus camera with good imagequality

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Overrank Contributing Member • Posts: 856
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pharoldo wrote:

Unfortunatly i hate slr...

the minolta cle with voigtlander 40mm could be an option may be...

but realy wanted a compact autofocus camera with good imagequality

A Mju ii ?

There’s a review of high end compacts on emulsive - https://emulsive.org/reviews/camera-reviews/compact-camera-megatest-12-high-mid-and-low-end-35mm-point-and-shoot-head-to-head

If you don’t mind adjusting the shutter speed and aperture then a Leica CL with a 40mm is <£700, but make sure the meter works (or expect to pay less)

For the sort of money the Leica CM are going for you could get a Leica M2/M3 + 50mm which at least you can get fixed when it breaks.

CortoPA
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Overrank wrote:

pharoldo wrote:

Unfortunatly i hate slr...

the minolta cle with voigtlander 40mm could be an option may be...

but realy wanted a compact autofocus camera with good imagequality

A Mju ii ?

There’s a review of high end compacts on emulsive - https://emulsive.org/reviews/camera-reviews/compact-camera-megatest-12-high-mid-and-low-end-35mm-point-and-shoot-head-to-head

If you don’t mind adjusting the shutter speed and aperture then a Leica CL with a 40mm is <£700, but make sure the meter works (or expect to pay less)

For the sort of money the Leica CM are going for you could get a Leica M2/M3 + 50mm which at least you can get fixed when it breaks.

+1, I had mine since new (Olympus Infinity Stylus)

cdembrey
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pharoldo wrote:

Hello!

im debating wich compact to get. Im torn between the Leica CM or the Contax T3....

what do you guys think?

all the best

Kyocera who owned both Contax and Yashica made comparable Yashica's which sell for less.

I have a Yashica T3 with a Zeiss Tessar 35mm f/2.8 lens. https://camerapedia.fandom.com/wiki/Yashica_T3

I also have a Yashica T4 with a Zeiss Tessar 35mm, f/3.5 lens. https://camerapedia.fandom.com/wiki/Yashica_T4

They are both good cameras. I'd recommend either. BTW I bought both Yashica s about 10-12 years ago about +/- $100 USD. They are the only cameras I've bought that have appreciated in value.

Here' Terry Richard using his T4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8i3VETLflk

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pharoldo
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Does the yashica have exposure compensation?

what i really like about the cm and the t3 are the fast shutter that Reach 1/1000!

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pharoldo
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So decided for the Contax T3! Its more compact and the autofocus is better....

now i need to save up because it got crazy expensive! But it really is the best point and shoot in my opinion!

thank you and all the best!

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Gesture Veteran Member • Posts: 7,355
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Great idea.

bskbo Regular Member • Posts: 281
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I wouldn’t do that. It’s way to expensive. And probably hard to fix if it fails. Better find a camera that’s good but not so hyped. What about a Minolta AF-C?

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