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Contax Aria - Camera

Contax Aria - Camera

Manual focus Contax/Yashica mount 35mm SLR produced by Kyocera in 1998. Features a built-in motor drive, multiple exposure modes, and multiple metering modes. Plastic/metal body available in black.

  • Shutter: Vertical metal focal plane, 4s - 1/4000s
  • ISO range: 25 - 5000 (Via DX code) or 6 - 6400 (Manual)
  • Size: 137 x 93 x 54 mm
  • Weight: 460g
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The Contax / Yashica mount was the result of a collaboration between Carl Zeiss and Yashica after the latter purchased the rights to the Contax name in 1975. The goal was to merge Zeiss’s excellent lens design with Yashica’s electronics and manufactering process within a single mount. This came only a few years after Leica began collaborating with Minolta.

Both Yashica and Contax would produce cameras and lenses for this new mount, with Yashica targeting consumers and Contax aiming at professionals. Contax SLRs were known for pushing the limits of electronics at the time, and for producing some of the best lenses Zeiss designers ever came up with.

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Contax Aria - Camera Availability & Price History
Date Sold SKU Quality Control Price Image
28 Sep 2023 T51240 € 356.35 Contax Aria - Camera Image
25 Apr 2023 T36236 € 349.00 Contax Aria - Camera Image
24 Sep 2022 T25849 € 399.00 Contax Aria - Camera Image