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Contax 137 MD Quartz SLR Camera with Yashica 28mm f/2.8 Lens

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Contax 137 MD Quartz with Yashica DSB 28mm f/2.8 Lens

Included in this kit:
1) Contax 137 MD Quartz SLR Body
2) Yashica DSB 28mm f/2.8 Lens

Description:

The Contax 137 MD was introduced in 1980 and at the time was the smallest SLR to house an integrated motor drive. 

The Contax 137 MD "Quartz" - to give it it's full name - refers to the fact that the horizontal-travel cloth shutter curtain is quartz timed. It also has an electromagnetic shutter release, and so doesn't operate without batteries fitted. It offered an aperture preferred automatic exposure with center-weighted metering. The only directly select-able shutter speeds are 1/60th sec., (X-sync) and B. The camera selected shutter speed appears in a vertical bank of LEDs on the right side of the viewfinder display. The lens aperture and frame number are also displayed in the viewfinder.

There is an AE Lock (which locks the shutter speed setting in memory, regardless of subsequent changes in light levels), an exposure compensation dial, a depth of field preview button, an electronic self-timer and a second meter cell for dedicated TTL flash.

Overall this is a great Camera, it feels sturdy in hand while not being as bulky as some other SLR's and being equipped with the Yashica 28mm lens makes it an ideal tool for street photography and landscapes.

Features:

  • Type: 35mm SLR
  • Manufacturer: Contax/Yashica, 1980
  • Film Type: 35mm, ISO
  • Shutter: Quartz-timed electronically controlled horizontal travel type cloth focal plane shutter.
  • Shutter Speeds: 1/1000s - 1s, Bulb (Manual)
  • Lens Mount: Contax Yashica Bayonet
  • Power Source: 2x 1.5V SR44 Battery or Equivalent

References:

http://camera-wiki.org/wiki/Contax_137_MD


Collections: All 35mm Cameras

Type: 35mm SLR Camera

Vendor: Contax



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