As I said on another thread on why one collects, I think that the original prism 35mm SLR,the Contax S, is one of three cameras I would say are the most beautiful SLRs ever made. It was made by Zeiss Ikon in the Russian occupied zone,what became VEB Pentacon later. The other two are the Asahi Pentax S2 and the Nikon F without the meter. Of course, there were many later versions with essentially the same bodies, but there's always something about the first of a kind, isn't there? I'm curious to see what other collectors consider the "most beautiful" SLRs.