I personally find winding the shutter and setting the speed is somewhat more 'crunchy' than on the Contax II. It's certainly more work having to switch to the speeds group and then picking the speed you need.
Focus and shutter release feel the same as on the Contax II, where you fingers tend to get in front of the RF window if you don't practice the "contax grip".
The v7 I have feels the most refined of the Contax I models.
Rick - In Tabulas Argenteas Refero
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