MAEKAN Tools — Contax T3

Script & Narration by Alex Maeland
Photos by Alex Maeland
Audio by Elphick Wo
Text by Eugene Kan

In our latest MAEKAN Tools, we highlight one of the newest additions to the family of implements, the Contax T3. In the world of discontinued 35mm film cameras, the Contax T3 was never far from any discussion about “the best point-and-shoot ever .” When it first released, it was positioned specifically as a luxury point-and-shoot.

 

That was back in 2001.

 

But nowadays, both the cult status of the camera together and a renewed interest in film photography have given the T3 a new lease on life (that lease, sadly, doesn’t come cheap, however).

 

With a small body and a sharp Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* 35mm f2.8 lens at the heart of it, the T3 is the perfect camera for combining beautiful quality and portability. As they say, “the best camera is the one you take with you.”