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35mm SLR
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Contax Aria 35mm SLR Film Camera with Yashica ML 42-75mm f/3.5-4.5 Zoom Lens with UV Filter and Strap

475.00

Here we have the excellent Contax Aria 35mm SLR film camera with a Yashica 42-75mm f/3.5-4.5 zoom lens. It comes with a UV filter and strap. This camera is fully functional and prepared for another lifetime of photo taking.

The camera body is in great condition and perfect mechanical 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 in perfect condition both cosmetically and mechanically. The 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.

The Yashica ML zoom lens is perfect for general photography. The light zoom range from 42mm to 75mm is perfect for snapshots, street photography, landscapes, action shots, portraits as well as many other styles of shooting. The relatively low maximum aperture of 3.5 creates great subject isolation, while stopping the aperture all the way down creates incredibly sharp images. This lens is capable of delivering quality photographs from any photographer.

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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