Clearly a clumbsy hack for a camera system that was caught out with no af lenses and headed for failure a few years later, not somethng that sony is likely to resort to. The contax 159 mm is a 35mm slr camera produced by kyocera in 1985 under the contax brand name. Like all modern contax manual focus slr cameras, the s2 used the contax yashica bayonet mount in order to accept. Tongue firmly in cheek, i dont want to offend anyone like the bloke who took offense at me calling the british ruling class drunks with bad teeth. The contax s2 was originally introduced in october 1992 to commemorate the 60th anniversary of contax cameras. Its body is made out of titanium, it has a really nice zeiss variosonar zoom lens and a good range of sensible manual controls. Nikon f4 or contax aria and this very special colourmatrix metering as by nikon. Contax iia p, 97,001100,000, 111949 to 61950 s, 20,00128,000, 71950 to. One way or another, the old will come face to face with the new and this weeks lomopedia entry is a good example of that. The dfi is the indicator that i wish it would be a standard for any contax cameras or even better if every cameras have it. Content in this site is based largely on a contax tla30 instruction manual.
Notice regarding the discontinuation of aftersales service for cameras and digital cameras. Jan 06, 2016 by the sea contax 159mm test today it is raining so, instead of going out to photograph that is the thing i love the most, better stay dry and write a nice post on my blog. As you can see, this is a rather excentric camera at best. View and download contax n1 instruction manual online. Contax ax this had a unique autofocus system that worked with manual focus lenses by. The zeiss contax was arguably the best 35mm rangefinder made before wwii, with a larger range of faster and sharper lenses than leica. I am tempted to add another contax body, party because the aria, though wonderful, is. The tseries started in 1984 not with an autofocus pointandshoot, but with a compact, manual focus rangefinder called the contax t. Real world, most of the contax is you encounter will likely have an inoperable shutter.
Below you can view and download the pdf manual for free. Free camera instruction manuals, camera instructions. List of carl zeiss t lenses for contax slr cameras. Discussing contax ax in fotografia analogica italia. It is a fully mechanical, manual focus, manuallyoperated 35mm slr camera, using batteries only to power the light meter, and features titanium top and bottom plates. Contax stylised as contax in the kyocera era began as a camera model in the zeiss ikon line in 1932, and later became a brand name. Conatx aria user instruction manual, user manual, pdf instruction. Use the index for ttl auto flash, normal auto flash, and manual flash at f full. We provide free online pdf manuals for digital and film cameras.
This fully featured, durable, slr provides advanced photographic capabilities designed for the discriminating yet active photographer. There are also frequently asked questions, a product rating and feedback from users to enable you to optimally use your product. Dear customer, we would like to extend our deep appreciation for your long patronage of our camera products. Yet in the dim and not so distant past things were very different. Shutter speed is automatically set when a dedicated flash is fully charged. Nowadays it is deemed important for cameras to have a distinct target market. Conatx aria user instruction manual, user manual, pdf. The biggest contax i problem is a notoriously unreliable shutter. If you arent completely happy just return the manual for a full refund. The aria carries the contax name proudly as it is praised for a number of features that make it stand out in the field of more modern slrs. We have been in business for over 40 years and have hundreds of thousands of satisfied customers all over the world. It is the perfect camera for wilderness exploration or family outings. Contax cameras use zeiss lenses and with the fact that zeiss did not want to produce af lenses, the engineer were stuck.
For the germanmade contax rangefinder cameras, see the zeissikon section. Im julian abel, exservice manager for contax yashica uk and ex nikon official service centre technician. We delete comments that violate our policy, which we encourage you to read. This is highly desirable compared to the battleships that fill out the rest of the contax line. Your manual cz lensens will fit any manual contax including the autofocus ax slr or manual yashica slr from 75 until 2005 when kyocera suspended building contax bodies, and ebay became our friend. The early cameras were among the finest in the world, typically featuring high quality zeiss interchangeable lenses. Jan 02, 2017 this feature is not available right now. The 159mm is an underappreciated member of the yashica contax family. While many cameraphiles consider the t3 the ultimate point and shoot film camera, the t2 has, over the years, developed such a cult following among camera fanatics that it might be considered the greatest contax camera of the kyocera era. The yashica 107 mp also known as yashica 107 multi program, yashica tr7000 mp or simply yashica 107 is a 35mm slr camera manufactured by kyocera. Exposure modes, aperturepriority, shutterspeed priority, program, manual. Flickr is almost certainly the best online photo management and sharing application in the world. Second curtain synch is possible with a contax flash having second curtain synch capability.
Back to basics camera with all manual settings and mechanical shutter. Direct ttl flash using a contax camera with direct ttl auto flash metering system. Contax 7 md, 9, 167 mt, 645, aria, g, i, n, rts, sl, t, tvs, u. Contax i4r contax sl 300 t contax sl 400 t contax tvs digital 35mm slr edit m42 screwmount edit. It is compatible with mm lenses which has a metal flange that allows the camera to set the aperture. By the sea contax 159mm test today it is raining so, instead of going out to photograph that is the thing i love the most, better stay dry and write a nice post on my blog. Here i explain what causes contax slr mirrors to slip and one way to address the issue.
The final products under the contax name were a line of 35 mm, medium format, and digital cameras engineered and manufactured by kyocera, and. The contax t2 is a high end autofocus point and shoot film camera released by kyocera in 1990. I found the manual for the contax ax, and you can see from the table on page 75 how limited the af range gets for longer focal lengths. Contax began as a camera model in the zeiss ikon line in 1932, and later became a brand. The s2 is rather nice, but wildly overpriced for what you get consider that it is essentially identical in specification to a nikon fm2n, but costs 2 or more times as much. Contax 35 mm manual slr film cameras for sale ebay. The new contax aria is the smallest, lightest contax slr ever at 16. Logic design is great, i dont have to look at control while composing. This camera manual library is for reference and historical purposes, all rights reserved.
Contax sans font free by type innovations font squirrel. The plastic on the contax kyocera aria 35mm slr camera is tough as nails, and strips the weight off the package. The tvs does a very good job at pretty much all the things i want from a camera like this and it does those things in a pleasurable and tactile way. A rangefinder camera appeared again under the contax name for the first time since 1961. Contax kyocera service manuals learn camera repair. If this is not the manual you want, please contact us.
Many considered the prewar contax the professional 35mm camera, while the leica was for amateurs. Shop our manual and analog 35mm cameras for sale, and get a 180day warranty. In addition, zeiss produced some lenses, about which little is known. Contax fotocamere libretti istruzioni realizzata interamente in policarbonato. This camera has a contax yashica bayonet lens mount. I own a bunch of contax zeiss manual focus 35mm lenses and a contax aria that i like very much. Even worse than that, few repairmen are willing to even try to fix them. Contax rx slr camera 35mm series sign in to comment. The table below lists the specifications of virtually all carl zeiss lenses for the cy mount. Contax aria repair manual part a contax aria repair manual part b contax aria repair manual part c contax aria assembly manual contax aria. Obiettivi con innesto a baionetta per fotocamere contax 645 medioformato bibliografia.
Also with rubberized o rings and special gaskets for use in adverse weather. Receive a high quality printed and bound manual in days. Contax rx 35mm slr film camera body only, box, manual. The extra bulk was needed to accommodate the mechanism that would drive the film plane to focus. Like most kyocera made contax slr cameras, it gives the feel and impression of quality. Who favors a contax ii, iii, iia, iiia over a leica m. Safety carl zeiss general notes, instrument safety and emc axiostar plus vi b 40815 e 1201 general notes on safety before starting up the microscope, please. Released in 1992 to celebrate contax s 60th anniversary, the s2 was a pareddown, totally manual camera with limited features. Vertical, metal, focal plane shutter shutter speed. Contax ax manual cofirms the problems of this method. Asa and aperture information on the contax 645, aria, rx, ax n1, nx, and n digital cameras. Contax aria slr camera 35mm series sign in to comment.
Please do not mail me asking for a pdf copy of the instruction manual as there. The camera feels well built, sturdy, and again, bulky. We regret to inform you that as of march 31, 2015 we have closed our camera service center and have discontinued repair services. This fully featured, durable, slr provides advanced photographic capabilities designed for the discri. With a highquality glass lens at the heart of the camera, the contax aria produces clear and highly detailed photographs with every click of the shutter. Use the icon on the specific manual page or go to the paypal verified link below or at the very bottom of this page. It is a fully manual camera but with a twist, it has a focus indicator. As fascinating as it is, you can not count on a contax i as a reliable shooter. Buongiorno a tutti, colgo loccasioni con questo post per salutarvi e presentarmi, sono alessio ho 24 anni e da circa 2 anni ho cominciato ad appasionarmi alla fotografia analogica, infatti dopo 3 anni di stop dalla scuola di fotografia che ho fatto a firenze, ho ripreso in mano il tutto, attualmente uso una contax 7 ma con varie ottiche zeiss, 28 2. Contax t2 gold 60 year anniversary model 35mm poin.
Download and install the contax sans free font family by type innovations as well as testdrive and see a complete character set. Contax aria usato in italia vedi tutte i 34 prezzi. We have been in business for over 40 years and have hundreds of. A version marked daewoo 107 multi program, and fotoquelles revue ac7 was also available it uses the contax yashica mount or cy mount. The contax rx is in my opinion the best camera contax ever build. We also have the factory assembly charts in the related items below. The contax tvs is a fancy compact zoom camera from the mid nineties. It was a titanium bodied camera that alluded to strength and beauty simultaneously. Well the focusing selector slipped down the backside of the camera and is now a dial that allows the photographer to select mf, af, or caf and includes a button that allows for focus lock when caf is selected. It is mainly thought of as an upgrade to the contax 9q. The super nettel was based on the contax i, with the same kind of shutter, but a folding body, a fixed lens and a short based rangefinder.
Typical applications of the axiostar include laboratory microscopy, doctors offices, training schools and universities. Click here for pdf manual made from this file to section two to section three to section four thank you for your purchase of the contax aria, the latest addition to the contax tradition of great picture making tools the aria is a compact, lightweight, multimode ae slr camera featuring an evaluative metering system that can. They prefer to invest their idle time to talk or hang out. This will allow me to buy new manuals, and pay to host this ad free site. Apr 28, 2009 flickr is almost certainly the best online photo management and sharing application in the world. Entry level, amateur, semipro and professional cameras are slotted into most manufacturers ranges. The axiostar is a transmitted light microscope for the visualization of fine structures and forms in biology and medicine. Show off your favorite photos and videos to the world, securely and privately show content to your friends and family, or blog the photos and videos you take with a cameraphone. User guide for contax camera, free instruction manual. Contax took center stage in 1994 with the introduction of the contax g1. By selecting the mechanical over the electronic the s2 was an uncomplicated camera that turned its back on automation. The contax i is a high end 35mm rangefinder camera made by zeiss ikon to compete with leica models.1493 817 1113 420 1385 1410 91 1381 645 1234 363 406 1507 763 1487 362 1330 812 818 919 1407 417 281 1023 490 1541 320 719 1343 92 827 613 705 141 551 595 1462 415 526 1309