The Contax T2 is a camera that has made a name for itself by producing stunningly sharp images with brilliant and crisp color. Is it really worth all of the hype though? I think so.
I was a little worried about spending $350-$400 on a used camera, but I had so many people telling me that it would be worth it. I found one that looked like it was in excellent condition and it was in the price range that I had expected, so I took the plunge and bought one. It came with a roll of very expired Kodak film, but I decided to try the camera out using it first. The results were surprising, not because they were great, but because they were grainy. Thankfully, I kept the camera and tried a second roll of film in it, this time a brand new fresh roll that wasn’t expired (Fuji Superia)!
The results of the second roll were nothing short of what I had been promised. I was pleased by the crispness of the images and the overall look and feel of them. My subjects weren’t anything too unique or amazing, after all I was just trying to test out the camera, but I think the camera did a magnificent job at making them something special. Take a look for yourself!
I think what makes this camera so special is the fact that the images all look real and true to how they actually were. This is a camera that was made for capturing the moment just the way it happened, and I like that!
A tip to remember when first learning how to use this camera is how to focus it. Point your camera at what you want in focus, it should show up in the circle in the viewfinder. Press down halfway on the shutter button and the camera will light up in the viewfinder. This means your subject is in focus and no matter where you move the camera your subject will be in focus. For example, I want to take a photo of my pet dog. I should lock the focus on her by pressing halfway down on the shutter button (when she is in the center of the viewfinder). The lights up green to let me know it’s in focus, and I want my dog on the left side of my picture. So, I should move the camera so my dog is standing to the left. My dog will still be in focus even though she is not standing in the center of the image. It sounds complicated, but it’s actually super simple!
This is a camera that is well worth the hype. I truly feel like it is something special!