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What a great feature! It handles like a dream, even shooting one handed. I have conyax of Contax cameras but not a compact. So much to get my teeth into.

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Reply jeremy north September 11, at 5: My Instagram handle is expectgrain and I’m always on the lookout for new people to follow and talk to. Save Cancel Drag to set position! In the off position this cable folds on itself inside the lens barrel in a quite disturbing position that is bound to create points of weakness.

The action is pretty smooth with a subtle but noticeable extra effort needed to move from off to on and prevent fvs activation in your pocket or bag. I also use the TVS ii and your review reflects pretty much all of my thoughts on it.

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And with a Contax badge on the front too! I’m an enthusiastic amateur photographer with a particular love of analogue cameras from down the ages.

But as someone who owns and uses quite a lot of other characterful, quirky and also some crappy lenses the relatively straightforward but high quality results of the TVS Vario-Sonar are conhax for the uses I make of it. The LCDs are small and basic.

Focussing frame picture area frame coupled focal length and with shooting distance transmittance type liquid crystal displayshutter speeds, exposure compensation marks, focus indicators, flash mark, programme P mark, selftimer LED. Its body is made out of Titanium, it has a really nice Zeiss Vario-Sonar zoom lens and a good range of sensible manual controls. Picture frame, close focus frame, focus frame, shutter speed, exposure compensation, focus indication, flash ready, program indicator.

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Reply Lee August 27, at Exposure metering is also good. Contsx shutter release button is recessed and positioned quite far to the right of the top plate. Yes but it also took me years to understand what was the use this button on my SLR “which only darkened the finder”. Here are a few more shots from recent rolls to give a flavour across some different types of picture….

Contax Tvs III Instruction Manual

The Mabual is not for everyone and not for every photographic situation but, these days, I think there are lots of good subjective reasons to consider it.

Reply Eddy September 12, at 8: That being accidentally stuck on a minus is the only reason I can think of for the problem. Pin It on Pinterest. For those who enjoy it the most, there are two ways you can throw a few pennies into the proverbial tip jar: Reply Eddy September 19, at 8: Is the LCD working to show the current exposure compensation?


Reply jeremy north September 11, at 6: More critical than any of that is the fact that this camera, like most of its type, is probably living tbs borrowed time.

Let ten more years and I will be able to use an autofocus camera in the right way and then evolve to digital cameras. To my eyes this is not a particularly beautiful camera, rather an efficient looking thing in the manner of much luxe industrial design from the 90s.

Flash or no flash, all the negatives are under-exposed. Two dials, three little buttons and two LCDs.

Whether they fail mechanically or, more likely, electronically the chances are they will fail beyond repair in the not too distant future. It looks like this….

The Contax TVS. The ‘executive’ compact zoom – Guest review by Eddy

Picture frame, close focus frame, focus frame, shutter speed, exposure compensation, focus indication, flash ready, program indicator, self-timer, On indicator. You Might Also Like. Groups of people, the odd portrait and street scenes. May I ask which film was used?

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