Off the back of the T2 and T3 fame, the Contax TVS Digital has started to (hilariously) climb in price. It's a surprisingly fun shooter, despite its age and lack of megapixels - it's got five! The TVSd is pretty slow to focus, but nails it almost always but it does take a while to write to old ass SD cards. The files it produces aren't terrible though! The JPGs are perfectly usable and are generally pretty sharp. That said though, it's not worth the silly prices it's currently commanding.
The Contax TVS Digital is a high-end compact camera within the legendary T range and the only digital model of the group. Boasting a massive 1/1.8", 5 Megapixel CCD sensor this little titanium box was one of the last models pumped out of the Kyocera factories sporting the Contax badge. In 2002 I was just barely talking to girls and trying to figure out how to pass my Math classes, so this little Contax was WAAAAY off my radar when it was released.
JC wanders around an iconic abandoned wheat silo in Geelong, Victoria with his Contax G2 and the legendary 28mm Biogon f/2. This particular silo has some artwork on the side by Rone, which I missed footage of, but got some nice shots in the end. The location is pretty obvious and close to the road, but once you're in it has a grand feel to it.
JC heads into Melbourne's busy CBD during his lunch break to shoot a roll of Ilford HP5 400 with his Contax G2 on the street.
I grew up in Ballarat and since moving away, I always try to make it back home to explore. This photo series covers the sights, nooks, crannies and hot spots that make up this oddball heritage listing obsessed town. There's some street, some urban, some documentary and landscape in an effort to give you a glimpse of Ballarat from my point of view.
Early in the North American winter of 2018, I was lucky enough to spend a couple of weeks in NYC and Washington D.C. While there, I shot roughly twenty rolls of film mostly Kodak Portra 400, Fujifilm Superia 400 and Ilford HP5.
Since beginning my switch to film in mid-2017, I've tried a handful of different film stocks from budget to pro in a variety of cameras. This short list are my favourites to shoot street and any other kind of photography!
I’ve been hanging onto a few HP5 rolls, ready to be shot on my badass little Contax TVS which only […]
I drive past this beat to shit old and now long abandoned Petrol Station in Maribyrnong every other week. Finally, […]
While in the US in January, 2017 I took the little and severely outdated Contax TVSd out for a wander […]
I took out my little Contax TVS Digital, one of my all time favourite cameras for a day of shooting […]