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35mm SLR
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Contax 139Q 35mm Film SLR Camera with Yashica ML 50mm F/2 Fast Prime Lens in C/Y Mount

165.00

Here we have a fully functional and beautiful condition Contax 139Q 35mm film SLR camera with Yashica ML 50mm F/2 fast prime lens in C/Y mount. The camera comes with new batteries and is ready to provide another lifetime of fantastic photos.

Full reviews of the Contax 139Q can be seen on Casual Photophile: https://www.casualphotophile.com/2016/02/13/contax-139-quartz-camera-review/

This camera is in excellent condition and is mechanically perfect. The leatherette (almost always worn and deteriorated on these older Contax cameras) has been replaced with new laser cut leatherette. 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 lens is in similarly exceptional condition with excellent optics. The glass elements are free of damage, scratches, fungus, haze, and separation. The aperture blades are oil free and actuate beautifully. The barrel, filter threads, focusing ring, and aperture ring are in perfect condition and actuate as they should. 

This camera is among the very best electro-mechanical SLRs ever made, and possibly the best Contax SLRs ever. It is tiny, extremely advanced, and capable of nearly everything any photographer could ever ask of it. The Quartz-timed 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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