Yet, it is one of the most versatile of the bunch with its superb 28-56mm Vario-Sonnar T* lens and its unique panoramic feature. While you can expect to pay well in excess of £1500 for a double-tooth Contax T3, you can buy the Tvs for less than the price of a Yashica T-zoom. With a range of auto and manual functions, it is easy to use and delivers images of exceptional quality. OK, the prime lens found on the T2, T3, etc. will outdo the zoom for edge-to-edge sharpness but you'd have to look very hard indeed to spot any slight drop in IQ.
It's pictured above with the Contax TLA140, familiar to users of the G-series rangefinders, and the SA-1 Flash Adapter to boost the flash output of the camera. Pictured below is the Tvs alongside the Tvs-Digital which is more compact than its analogue elder brother and offers a 35-105mm zoom range. The styling of the latter shows its heritage from the Tvs.