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Contax T2 Titan Black Point & Shoot 35mm Film Camera - $1,069 (Asheville, North Carolina)

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make / manufacturer: Contax T2
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A Fun, No-Frills Shooting Experience

What a fun camera to use. Loading film is easy, since it’s an automatic take up. Pop in a canister of your favorite film, feed a little over, close the back, and you’re done. You’ll know it’s loaded if it reads “01” on the LCD.

The design of the camera is unedeniably very nice. I don’t particularly care for champaign colored cameras but it works well on a smaller body. The titanium build gives it a nice hefty, solid feel that helps give it its ‘premium’ experience.

The controls and button layout is one of the best you can find on any film P&S. Manual aperture selection and flash, manual autofocus, an an exposure compensation dial. It’s extremely easy to use and leaves nothing to the camera to do for you unlike 90% of point and shoots which can be very annoying (More on that below). The only omission here is a lack of manual ISO selection, something a couple other high end point and shoots do.

Viewfinder is my personally favorite highlight - its really bright and big (compared to your average P&S that is). Frame lines are illuminated and easy to see at any time, and shows you your shutter speed when shooting in P mode.

The infamous lens, the 38mm f2.8 lens is very good, if a bit overhyped. No, it’s not going to outshine just about any standard SLR lens, but again this is a P&S. With that context in mind I’m always impressed by the quality images this little thing puts out. Sharp, great contrast and decently resistant to flaring. On instagram or any social platform you’d be hard pressed to tell a difference compared to a 'real' camera, but when enlarged on your monitor you can see its flaws more. Some vignetting and a slight loss of corner sharpness at the very edges.

Metering/AF: Dead reliable and fast. The meter has never onced failed and I can maybe count on one hand the times focus missed, unlike my Contax G1 I used to have a couple years ago that struggled fairly often. In fact, once I picked up the T2 I immediately sold the G1 because it was so much better.

Oh, and the camera does have a self timer if you care. I’ve never used it, but I’m sure Kendall Jenner has.

About this camera:
The Contax T2 is a 35mm film SLR camera, released by Contax in 1984. It features a six-element, fixed-focus, 50mm lens, and has a viewfinder magnification of 0.80x. The T2 is known for its bright, clear, and detailed images, as well as its sturdy and durable build quality. The camera is highly sought after by collectors and enthusiasts, and is often regarded as a true masterpiece of Japanese photography.

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