Originally Posted by nhchen
I’m pretty sure very little Kiev parts will ever fit into a contax IIa.
And then the world eBay market place is littered with yet another ruined Contax (who knows, this one may already be that- Kiev’s are based on the pre-war Contax..much different than the post-war Contax “A” series, making Kiev parts even WORSE) that the future new owner won’t realize, and the seller wom’t disclose...
Who buys a Contax IIa and is happy coming out of it with, in essence, a Kiev? Just buy 8-10 Kiev’s and hope someone can make you one decent camera.