Used Contax IIIa Rangefinder W/ Ziess 50MM F/2 - Fair

Contax
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UIFCTFIIIA
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UIFCTFIIIA
  • Contax IIIa Rangefinder Camera 
  • With Zeiss 50mm f/2 lens
  • For 35mm perforated films
  • Combined view and rangefinder
  • Metal focal-plane shutter
  • Manual focus
  • Finder shoe
  • Tripod socket
  • Metal body with leather cover
Condition:
Used
Used Condition:
Fair Condition
Used Condition:
View information on Used Condition status definitions - https://www.uniquephoto.com/returns#usedinfo Indicates level of item use. Excellent - Shows almost no signs of prior use. 90-95% of the item's original condition. Good - Small amount of cosmetic wear and some blemishes from regular use. 80-90% of the item's original condition. Fair - Shows cosmetic wear and marks from being used. 70-80% of the item's original condition.
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Fair Condition:
Shows cosmetic wear & marks from regular use
Fair Condition:
Equipment rated as "Fair" will show cosmetic wear and marks from being used. "Fair" equipment is considered to be in 70-80% of the condition it came in originally. However the equipment is still in full good working order. Cameras may have dents, dings, and/or scratches. Rubber grips may show heavy signs of use and/or reattachment. Lenses in "Fair" condition may have cosmetic wear on the lens housing. Glass elements may have cleaning marks, small scratches, or dust, but not enough to impact image quality. Zoom and focusing rings on lenses rated as "Fair" will have signs of use and/or oxidation.
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Film Type:
35mm
Film Type:
Refers to the development process by which the particular film uses. The most common are black and white, color negative (C-41), and color reversal (E-6)
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Film Speed:
6 to 800 ASA
Film Speed:
Refers to the ISO rating of the film. Film speed relates to light sensitivity. The higher the ISO, the more sensitive the film is to light.
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Camera Type:
Rangefinder
Camera Type:
The type of camera. Examples: SLR, point and shoot, mirrorless.
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Lens Filter Size:
43mm
Lens Filter Size:
The size of the filter that fits the lens.
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Maximum Aperture:
f/2
Maximum Aperture:
How wide a lens can be opened.
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Mount Type:
Leica M
Mount Type:
This is the mount type for the lens to attach to the camera body.
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Overview

THIS IS A USED ITEM
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Condition: Fair

The Contax IIIa Rangefinder Camera keeps up with the expectations of a professional photographer who adores analog film photography. Along with this camera, you get a Zeiss 50mm f/2 lens, which is designed on the basis of the Planar optical model with six elements arranged in four groups. The unique feature of the Contax IIIa is the combination of the rangefinder and viewfinder for a better focusing performance. With the metal focal plane shutter, you can take photos of moving objects clearly at 1/1250th of a second. Bulb and Time exposure modes are also included for clicking pictures with long exposures. The removable camera back makes it easy to load and unload films as well as to clean the camera. This film camera is purely mechanical and doesn't require batteries.

Optics and Focus

This rangefinder camera from Contax has a Zeiss 50mm f/2 lens fixed on the front. The optical construction of the lens is based on the Planar design and comprises six elements arranged in four groups. The elements bear the T* anti-reflective coating, which minimizes glaring and lens flare. The diaphragm of the lens consists of 10 blades that completely transforms a regular image into a pleasant one by producing a beautiful bokeh effect in the defocused area behind the subject. The lens offers an angle of view of 47° and can capture sharp photos even from a close distance of 70 cm. Both the distance meter and the viewfinder assist in accurate focusing.

Sensor and Screen

Along with the built-in viewfinder, this Contax film camera offers the option of attaching a separately available finder on the finder shoe.

Image and Video

This Contax camera works with a 35mm perforated cine film. You may open the camera back to take out or load the film safely.

Other Features

You may set the Contax IIIa Rangefinder camera at Time or Blub to capture an image with a long exposure. For connecting the camera with an external flash, use a cord on the dedicated socket at the back. An electronic flash can be synchronized with the camera’s shutter at 1/1250th of a second. This camera has a metal design with a leather cover. A tripod socket beneath the camera helps in mounting it on a stable base.

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Specifications

Brand
Contax
Detailed Specifications
Focus Range: 1 - 20 m
Focus Range:
The minimum and maximum range of focus with a certain lens.

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Used Condition
Used Condition: Fair Condition
Used Condition:
View information on Used Condition status definitions - https://www.uniquephoto.com/returns#usedinfo Indicates level of item use. Excellent - Shows almost no signs of prior use. 90-95% of the item's original condition. Good - Small amount of cosmetic wear and some blemishes from regular use. 80-90% of the item's original condition. Fair - Shows cosmetic wear and marks from being used. 70-80% of the item's original condition.

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Fair Condition: Shows cosmetic wear & marks from regular use
Fair Condition:
Equipment rated as "Fair" will show cosmetic wear and marks from being used. "Fair" equipment is considered to be in 70-80% of the condition it came in originally. However the equipment is still in full good working order. Cameras may have dents, dings, and/or scratches. Rubber grips may show heavy signs of use and/or reattachment. Lenses in "Fair" condition may have cosmetic wear on the lens housing. Glass elements may have cleaning marks, small scratches, or dust, but not enough to impact image quality. Zoom and focusing rings on lenses rated as "Fair" will have signs of use and/or oxidation.

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Brand
Brand: Contax
Film Specifications
Film Type: 35mm
Film Type:
Refers to the development process by which the particular film uses. The most common are black and white, color negative (C-41), and color reversal (E-6)

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Film Speed: 6 to 800 ASA
Film Speed:
Refers to the ISO rating of the film. Film speed relates to light sensitivity. The higher the ISO, the more sensitive the film is to light.

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Camera Attributes
Camera Type: Rangefinder
Camera Type:
The type of camera. Examples: SLR, point and shoot, mirrorless.

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Lens
Focal Length: 50mm
Focal Length:
The distance between the film and the optical center of the lens when the lens is focused on infinity.

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Lens Specification
Lens Min. Focus Distance: 2.3' (70 cm)
Lens Min. Focus Distance:
The shortest distance that a lens can focus.

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Lens Filter Size: 43mm
Lens Filter Size:
The size of the filter that fits the lens.

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Dimensions: 2 x 2.7" (52 x 68 mm)
Dimensions:
Dimensions

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Minimum Aperture: f/22
Minimum Aperture:
How wide a lens can be opened.

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Elements / Groups: 6 / 4
Elements / Groups:
The individual pieces of glass that form the overall optical construction. Most lenses have between four and eleven elements to bend the light rays to ensure a perfectly formed image appears on the light sensitive surface, such as a film or CCD. The elements are arranged in groups and may be seen in specification sheets as, for example, 6 elements in 4 groups. That configuration may have two single elements and the other four grouped in pairs.

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Weight: 8.1 oz (230 g)
Angle of View (diagonal): 47°
Angle of View (diagonal):
Area of a scene that a lens covers or sees. Determined by the focal length of the lens

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Maximum Aperture: f/2
Maximum Aperture:
How wide a lens can be opened.

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Focus Type: Manual
Focus Type:
The type of focus of the lens from full manual control to auto focus.

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Mount Type: Leica M
Mount Type:
This is the mount type for the lens to attach to the camera body.

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  • Used Contax IIIa Rangefinder W/ Ziess 50MM F/2

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