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Zeiss my shiny metal ass

Suffer, bitch
Suffer, bitch

What you see above is a Contax G1 camera body. Well, more exactly, this is the part in which you can verify that it was made in Japan by Kyocera, which, if you didn’t know, at the time when this camera was released was known in the West for making copying machines. The system was a flop. Not because the cameras and the lenses were bad: they weren’t. In fact, the lenses are on par with Leica, which is to say that they’re as good as a photographic lens can be. They failed because there was no market for such a product. Them guys at Kyocera failed to understand why they would totally fail at selling “Contax” cameras made in Japan.

It was because they weren’t Zeiss.

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Champagne Showers

sinarp+symmar+mcp007

Someone told me once (well, it was my mother, which makes all this a little more sad) that the pictures I post in my blog won’t sell any cameras ever. “They’re non-descriptive”. Duh, nobody cares that the ones in the evilbay store are descriptive, but oh, well.

Maybe there’s something true about it, but I don’t think I’m giving up my studio style here in my blog. I really think my camera porn style really belongs in here. I’m not only trying to desperately sell some cameras to you, which is quite obvious, but also to share with you people some of my work.

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