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Contax RTS 35mm SLR Body Only

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Contax RTS 35mm SLR - Body Only

All cameras come with 6 months warranty.

In this kit: 
1) Contax RTS Camera body

Description:

Contax began as camera model in the Zeiss Ikon line in 1932, and later became a brand name. The early cameras were among the finest in the world, typically featuring high quality Zeiss (before it became Carl Zeiss) lenses.  

The final products under the Contax name were a line of 35mm, medium format, and digital cameras engineered and manufactured by Kyocera featuring modern German Carl Zeiss optics.

Contax RTS is an SLR 35mm film by Yashica from 1975.

In the early 1970s, production of Zeiss Ikon cameras had ceased but the desire to build a high-quality system using Zeiss lenses remained.

In 1973 the Contax name was licensed to the Japanese maker Yashica to create a prestigious brand of 35mm cameras and interchangeable lenses in cooperation with the German company. By that time, Yashica was a production giant with considerable electronic camera experience, and was seeking ways to expand sales and improve brand name recognition in the highly competitive 35mm SLR market. Thus began ‘Top Secret Project 130’, a collaboration with Carl Zeiss to produce a new, professional 35mm SLR with an electronically-controlled shutter, bearing the Contax brand name, along with a new line of premium quality lenses. The F. Alexander Porsche Group was hired to complete an ergonomic and styling study of the new camera. The result was the all-new Contax RTS, which appeared at Photokina in 1974, and proved an immediate hit.

 Specs: 

  • 35mm SLR
  • Electronically-controlled, horizontal cloth focal plane
  • Shutter Speeds of 1-1/2000 sec, B
  • Interchangeable focus screens
  • Uses Contax/Yashica (C/Y) lens mount

References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contax

https://camerapedia.fandom.com/wiki/Contax_RTS

 




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