Recently I attended a technical conference in Montpellier, France, for five days. As I still had a roll of FP4+ loaded in my Contax T2 and I had to travel as light as possible I decided to just take this nice little camera with me.
Some weeks ago I was planning a short trip which should take me not too far away from Zürich as I had only one week off. The trip should take place in early March and I felt like having some warm and sunny days after the cold winter we had in Switzerland so Italy promised to be a great choice. I finally decided to go to Palermo, Sicily.
I imagined Palermo as a very traditional Italian town full of history, busy streets, lively people and – of course – the great mediterranean food, so this all sounded very holiday-like to me.
Saturday morning walk in Zurich Oerlikon, a suburban industrial quarter of Zurich with its very own charming character, far off the inner city’s shiny places where you can literally get sick of all the opulence and shallowness.
A quick update on my Contax T2 experiences, this time with a closer look at how HP5+ performs in this neat little camera.
Alright – “the ultimate Contax T2 write-up”? Not quite! Almost everything has been said about this camera already and I can just give you my opinion on it.
I know that the Contax T2 is a very sought-after camera for many analog enthusiasts so I’d like to share my personal thoughts on it which might or might not help you decide if this camera suits you or not. Of course there are many great articles around about this camera but maybe you’ll get an additional perspective from my first impressions here.
After exclusively using Leica Ms of all sorts for several years (an analog Leica MP was my only camera during the last 12 months, an M6 for many months before that and a Leica M Monochrom before that for several years) I wanted to try something different. Yet I am currently all analog and the new cam should be a sturdy, compact autofocus film-camera. After some internet research it looked like the Contax T2 was the perfect model for my needs.