Oh good luck with that! Once you get the body then comes the lenses and then you'll really cry. I spent years trying to find a working Bullseye and when I did it was 2K for the camera but it came with accessories and 2 killer Zeiss lenses. I ended up passing on it because if it broke it would cost at least 600 bucks to get it fixed and that was not including parts if they could be found. In hindsight I should have bought it because the lenses alone are now going for about 3K.
If you want to play with a really interesting and not well known film camera find yourself a Minolta XK. There was nothing during the 70s that could touch it and Minolta made some serious glass. Hell they produced lenses for Leica and developed several camera bodies with them as well. Back in 73 the base XK camera and lens sold for almost a grand. Minolta lenses are starting to climb in price now that all the old Leica and Zeiss glass is sky high and getting hard to find.
Szeph, how big is your town? I sure miss Cambridge and how everything was in one central location :/ That second picture is pretty cool with the reflections.
Crane I meant the contax t2 it's just a small camera point and shoot with an awesome lens. As far as film goes. I just want something small and portable but still have a relatively nice lens attached to it.
Ah OK. It looks like a good one but it seems to be a pricey little thing. My '58 Zeiss is sort of like a point and shoot. Once you meter it you lock the shutter and aperture set it at f8 and 30 feet and go. LOL! I'm not real sure I would be able to handle one of those fancy film cameras from the nineties. ROFL! I really need to quit dating myself.
Yeah it's hard to beat Zeiss glass. I bought a little Kodak digital eons ago because it had a Zeiss lens. Dang thing took awesome pics until the shutter fried on it that is. I got a chance to mess around with a Zeiss 85mm on an A700 a while back. Unreal portrait lens. I have two 85 mm Minolta lenses, one is the varisoft 2.8 and the other is an early MC 1.7. You can focus on an eye and by the time you get just past the ear it softens up and fades off. The bokeh is awesome as well. I really need to get an adapter so I can run these lenses on the digital. Then I won't be so tempted to trash a credit card and end up with a 1600 buck lens.