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Contax T Rangefinder 35mm Film Camera with Original Contax Flash and New Batteries

299.00 400.00

Here we have a beautiful Contax T rangefinder film camera with original Contax flash and new batteries.

A full review of this camera and sample shots taken by this very example can be seen on our site here - https://www.casualphotophile.com/2017/10/27/contax-t-35mm-film-camera-review/

This is the original Contax T, the first in the famous T series and a true rangefinder focus camera with an incredible, legendary lens. It is fully functional and ready to produce another lifetime of great photographs. 

Mechanically this particular camera is perfect. Everything functions exactly as it should. Build is tight and refined, without wear or damage. All levers, dials, switches, and knobs actuate exactly as they should. 

The viewfinder is clean and clear, the framelines are bright and vivid, and the rangefinder patch is crisp and sharp. The film compartment and battery compartment are clean and free of dirt, damage and corrosion. The lens is perfect, with no marring, balsam separation, fungus, haze, or cleaning marks. The aperture mechanisms are perfect, dry, and free of damage. The focus actuation is smooth and precise. 

Shutter speeds are accurate and correct, and the light meter and exposure system work exactly as they should. 

Cosmetically there are minor scuffs commensurate with a camera of this age, the extent of which can be easily seen in the photos. The rubber surrounding the lens deployment button (not needed to open the lens) is cracked as seen in the photos, and for this reason the camera is being sold at a large discount

Made of titanium, synthetic ruby, and aluminum, this camera is a luxurious and entirely capable machine perfect for street photography and travel. It offers the smallest 35mm package around, while containing one of the best lenses in a camera of this type. 

The Carl Zeiss Sonnar 38mm F/2.8 is unbelievably sharp, with gorgeous color rendition and exceptional contrast. The relatively quick aperture makes it possible to shoot in any lighting conditions, and the famous T* multicasting technology effectively eliminates all unwanted optical aberrations. 

Aperture-priority auto-exposure makes it one of the easiest and quickest rangefinders around, and the scale focusing method (which can be used instead of the true rangefinder when desired) makes it one of the fastest shooter's cameras ever made. 

For many sample photos, see our review linked earlier in this description. 

The camera will be carefully packaged and shipped immediately.

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