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Old 05-23-2010   #1
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A Contax Digital rangefinder?

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I can't wait, but I can smell something burning too!
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This is fun but too silly
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The frame counter says 00. Let's load it with film!
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@whoever photoshopped this: You forgot the index for the mode dial.
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@whoever photoshopped this: You forgot the index for the mode dial.
Probably you just dwirl it until it stops.
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So I see an aperture of f16...but depth of field scale upto f32...
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those camera makers are getting less worried about details more and more, eh
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I like the speaker holes below the hotshoe, guessing you can use it as an mp3 player as well? That would explain the 'search' button below the mode dial too.
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Old 05-25-2010   #11
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Movie mode on a rangefinder would be interesting though... :-)
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the depth of field scale is awfully far away from the actual distance markings
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Old 06-02-2010   #13
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Plus, you'd need at least four places on the exposure counter display.
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The DOF scale is definitely phony.
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A definite fake. The are as many fonts as there are text fields and dials, a right mess. Two on and off buttons/dials. The mode selector and the the LCD are from an early Canon IXUS.
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Contax is dead. Long live Contax.
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I'm over the idea of a digital G2 - now all I want is a 6x7 G2...
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Wishful thinking. The way Kyocera departedt the photo world left a bad taste in many mouths. Mine included. I wouldn't touch a "new" product from Kyocerta with the proverbial 10ft pole.

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It's a crude cut-and-paste. Note the Canon mode dial; and a distance scale on top?
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Wishful thinking. The way Kyocera departedt the photo world left a bad taste in many mouths. Mine included. I wouldn't touch a "new" product from Kyocerta with the proverbial 10ft pole.

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Why so much beef with the company? Didn't they just go under?

And seriously, I need a 6x7 G2.
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I like the speaker holes below the hotshoe, guessing you can use it as an mp3 player as well? That would explain the 'search' button below the mode dial too.

It's a microphone ... cameras, like the new generation of computers awaiting us, need to respond to voice command and will of course have the appropriate voice recognition software.

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Why so much beef with the company? Didn't they just go under?

And seriously, I need a 6x7 G2.
http://www.dpreview.com/news/0503/05030301kyocera.asp

They just bolted- wanted to concentrate on other things.
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Fair enough - If they came back with interesting products I'd still buy.
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If Contax (Kyocera) reentered the camera business I'd buy from them again in a heartbeat. They made beautiful camera that took the most impressive lens line (for the money) ever produced. Put my D90 sensor in a G3 and I'd be a very happy man.
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It saddens me to think that many beautiful camera designs such as this one will simply disappear because of the conversion to digital technology. There will never be a digital equivalent to this, or they will simply convince people that some silly toy without a viewfinder and a half a sensor is the digital equivalent.

Same for the Mamiya 6 &7, the Hexar AF, the Fuji GA... lost in conversion.

Stupid digital.
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