[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.


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