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.
I more-often-than-not shoot Black & White for both film and digital work. Recently, I've started to question whether or not shooting in Black & White actually does make your street photography any better?
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.
This week's guest post comes from one of my favourite photographers out of the UK, Martin aka RJW INC. He explores the relationship between Film and Digital photography in a world where many align themselves to only one approach. Martin assesses how it's possible to be deeply involved in both and that conditions should lead your decision on which medium to use.
I reached out to someone I connected with on Instagram @mikeyboards. We connected over our shared obsession for taking photos of strangers on the streets, how awkward it can be and how we approach it. He shares how he got started making photos on the streets of New York City with his dog, Baci.
We wanted to know how a modern, mid-range DSLR would stack up against a 1990s era film point and shoot at the same location, shooting the same things. So, we took both cameras to an abandoned former school and orphanage in Ballarat to see how they'd go! The results are surprising!
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.
The 40mm M-Rokkor lens is a real hidden gem of true Leica pedigree, even if it wears a Minolta badge. It's sharp, it's moody and has a tiny focus throw enabling you to focus with a rangefinder very, very quickly. It's my favourite lens ever!
When I travel, I try to travel as light as humanly possible. Laptop, phone, single camera and lens, HDD, SD […]
I took out my little Contax TVS Digital, one of my all time favourite cameras for a day of shooting […]