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Contax RTS /w Carl Zeiss 50mm f1.7 Planar [35mm kit]

Contax RTS /w Carl Zeiss 50mm f1.7 Planar [35mm kit]

S/N: 8109

Regular price €239,00
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After licensing the Contax name in the early 1970s, Yashica worked together with Porsche designers to create a professional 35mm SLR to improve brand recognition and put them on the map. Thus, in 1975, the Contax RTS was born. 

A camera with electronically-controlled shutter with speeds from 1s all the way up to 1/2000s, interchangeable focusing screens and a range of professional accessories. Not to mention it's ability to support a wide range of the C/Y mount optics, most notably the beautiful lenses made by Carl Zeiss.

The perfect camera setup for those wanting to step it up from those entry-level SLR cameras without breaking the bank. Amazing glass on a solid platform.

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This Contax RTS comes with some signs of previous use, most noticeably on the cameras covering. Luckily it's not sticky as a lot of them are. The Auto Exposure function of the camera works as expected and well within spec. When manually selecting speeds, the speeds tend to be a fraction off but with the latitude of current negative film, this won't have a huge impact on the results. Some slight desilvering is present in the prism. 

Lens in good condition optically but quite some wear on the lens barrel making a few of the printed aperture and focusing numbers harder to see.

Also comes with original Contax eyecup for RTS


Light seals replaced

Notes

Released in: 1975

Mount: C/Y

Type: 35mm

Condition

Mechanical Condition: 4
Cosmetic Condition: 3
Optical Condition: 4

Battery

Requires: 1x 4LR44/PX28

*while we test our equipment to the highest standards possible, please keep in mind that these items are several decades old. Light meters can't last forever and even though we garantuee a proper function (unless stated otherwise), due to the fragile nature of the meters, we can not cover them under our warranty.

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