The Best Of 1995: PRODUCTS


1 CONTAX G1 Look elsewhere for a point-and-shooter. This ingenious titanium beauty is a remarkable hybrid of two previously implacable classes: rangefinder and single-lens-reflex cameras. Manufactured by Kyocera, the G1 combines the compact, noiseless flexibility of a rangefinder with the auto-everything magic of SLRs--minus the blinking lights, beeping sounds and bulk. With its four state-of-the-art Carl Zeiss T* lenses, the G1 is a thoroughly modern version of the classic Leica, proof that retro is the wave of the future.

2 CALIFORNIA VIOGNIERS Originally from the Rhone valley in France, viognier (vee-oh-nyay) will never displace Chardonnay, but this white wine's complex array...

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