Spent some time with it this afternoon. Focus was actually less accurate than I thought it would be, after all the hype I'd heard. Remember I *own* a P45+, so I actually know how these things behave.
The Contax IS accurate; it just decides where it wants to focus and does it. The problem is, that may not be where YOU want to focus.
Over the years I have learned to compensate; the Contax AF wants to focus on the highest contrast high spacial frquency objects. If you have a subject and a tree, it may focus on the tree, You just need to focus and recompose.
It is really the ONLY place in my mind where the Contax is inferior to what the S2 or Hasselblad or New Phase/Mamyia bodies are (and I am not sure that the real issue is that ALL cameras, as Sean Reid says, should use a single, central AF point. Let's face it, that's what we do manually.
The counter is, fantastic lenses (see somewhere here my corner and edge shots with a 35mm that has never needed adjustment. The comments we all extremely positive. Even I was surprised at the result :-)
The WLF, Grips, lenses and yes, with 2s delay even 1/15 is rock solid.
BTW, the 35mm shot was 100% crop with the P65+! If you want the raw, email me.
So, a little give up in AF for a LOT more, and for CHEAP.... LOL
PS And if David Farcus ever gets back to me, I am considering the S2 as the BACKUP to the Contax P65+ setup. I do need the quality in a AF package with a little less fuss. I also think the Zeiss/Phase look is NOT the same as the Leica S2, but is just as good, just different; richer, less anylytical, more 'warm' and smooth. We shall see. If it doesn't blow me away, I can wait. (and ok, cost may not be a real issue for me, but I am not going to pay for a symbol; at 67 I long ago gave up the need to impress anyone except myself!