Contax T2 compact camera, c 1996.
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This camera incorporates a high quality Sonnar T lens manufactured by Carl Zeis of Germany. The camera is fully automatic, but can be used in modes where the photographer retains manual control over some of its functions.The body, made by Yashica, is constructed from titanium. Although titanium is expensive, it is lightweight, durable and tough, which is why it is sometimes used for luxury goods, including sports equipment and jewellery.