Contax T ix Vs. Canon A35F

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    I was wondering if anyone could assist me with deciding on a camera purchase. I have the opportunity to be either A Contax T ix or a Canon A35F and am stumped to what to do. I like the idea of the contax as i see it as a smaller more compact version of the contax T2, but already have a fairly competent compact point and shoot camera in the Olympus stylus epic II. The Canon is a rangefinder and is fairly old, but but have read that it operates much like a leica m. Ideally I'd like both but can only purchase one. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    APS == small frame.. hard to find and process.
     
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    List some of the features you are looking for as well as a budget and I'm sure we can suggest other cameras to consider.
     
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    My budget at the moment is very low, i think my current max would be just above £100. Ideally i'd very much like to get a Contax T2 or similar 35mm high quality compact camer, but am also in interested in finding a decent rangefinder camera much like the leica M range.
    Like I said I currently own two Olympus Stylus Epic II, but have encountered some inconsistencies which are occurring more often. I had a Yashica T4 which disappointed me repeatedly and have been put off ever since.
     
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    * Canonet QL17 - probably need to have rear door foam replaced. DIY project
    * Canonet 28 - lowerend of the QL17
     
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    so would you say the Canonet QL17 is better than the canon A35F, considering that the canon A35F is technically part of the Canonet range.
     
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    I know very little about the A35F but looking at the specs quickly, I'd say the QL17 is better because of the 40mm f/1.7 (versus the A35F f/2.8) lens. I'm still thinking about this thread..... There is another rangefinder that escapes my mind at the moment. Either made under the Minolta or Konica branding which also is a very good rangefinder in that same class. This particular rangefinder is set apart from its competition by having a spot meter instead of the typical center weighted meter.

    Mitica, Compur or anyone else know what I'm talking about?
     

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