# [rollei_list] Re: "different types of black boxes" (was: OT / prove it !)

*From*: Bob Shell <bob@xxxxxxxxxxxx>*To*: rollei_list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx*Date*: Mon, 4 Apr 2005 11:22:26 -0400

On Monday, April 4, 2005, at 10:46 AM, Allen Zak wrote: > In c. 1954 I attended a slide illustrated lecture by Walter Benser, of > Leica fame, who was then hawking Contax. He made a convincing case for > the IIA/IIIA system, but on further investigation I found a widespread > opinion that the camera was not as well made as pre-war versions. It > was enough to turn me away from the marque, and just as well as things > worked out. But I always wondered if there were substance to the > notion. Does anyone know the truth of the matter? > I've repaired both prewar and postwar Contax cameras. If anything, the postwar ones are built better. Bob

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