Something old, something new: sports photography with a Leica M Monochrom

Velodrom

Several years ago I was looking for a photography project that should keep me occupied for a longer period of time. Weeks, maybe months it should be. Turned out it would be years. After shooting mostly street photography for years – be it at home or while travelling – I was looking for something new, something I had never gotten in contact with before.

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The ultimate Contax T2 write-up

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.

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Contax T2 and Kodak Ultramax 400

Zürich, Switzerland
Contax T2, Kodak Ultramax 400

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.

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