Sharan Contax I
You might be saying "the Contax I was not a subminiature camera". You'd
be right, but you'd also be wrong. This is the Sharan Contax I. It
is a new miniaturized version of the Contax I. It produces 6.5x9mm
images on Minox film. It has a 15mm f/5.6 Azonon lens (3 elements in
3 groups), and has a single shutter speed of 1/250. Exposure is
manually controlled through the aperture. Since the camera is so small
it cannot have all of the features of the original. It is a very simple
camera, but can be used to take good quality pictures. However, many
people buy it just for display purposes. By the end of 2001, Sharan
has produced 13 miniaturized classic cameras -- quite a collection.
Somebody must be buying them, but they are not sold directly in the
US. Perhaps this will change someday soon.
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