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35mm SLR
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Contax 159 MM 35mm Film SLR Camera with Zeiss CY 50mm F/1.4 T* - Fully Functional


Here we have a fully functional and beautiful condition Contax 159MM 35mm film SLR camera with Carl Zeiss 50mm F/1.4 fast prime lens and lens cap. The camera comes with new batteries, is ready to provide another lifetime of fantastic photos.

This camera is in excellent condition and is mechanically perfect. The leatherette (almost always worn and deteriorated on these older Contax cameras) is in great condition. The mirror box, viewfinder, focusing screen, battery compartment and film compartment are all clean and free of dust, damage, and debris. 

All functions work as they should and all levers, dials, switches, and knobs actuate with precision. The mount is in excellent unmarred condition, and the shutter is similarly perfect. The light meter works flawlessly and the auto-exposure mode works as it should. Timing is accurate. 

The included lens is an incredible Carl Zeiss 50mm F/1.4 Planar in CY mount with T* coatings. It is in perfect condition and works flawlessly. Glass elements are free of fungus, haze, separation and scratches. Aperture blades are snappy and free of oil and moisture. The aperture ring clicks into its detents with precision and the focus ring spins beautifully. Filter threads and mount are unmarred.

For a review of this lens with sample shots, see our site here.

This camera is among the very best electro-mechanical SLRs ever made, and possibly the best Contax SLRs ever. It is small, extremely advanced, and capable of nearly everything any photographer could ever ask of it. The shutter is accurate to an unprecedented level, and the auto-exposure system is flawless, resulting in perfect automatic exposures (when shooting in Auto mode) every time. Switched to manual, the camera offers meter assistance and suggested settings, while allowing the photographer to choose their own shutter speed and aperture. 

This versatility makes it an excellent choice for experienced photographers and newcomers alike. 

It's C/Y mount allows the user to fit any of a massive range of amazing lenses, including those made by Carl Zeiss and Yashica, two incredible brands well-known for their amazing optics. 

The camera will be carefully packaged and shipped immediately.

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