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Contax 159MM - Camera

Contax 159MM - Camera

manual focus Contax/Yashica mount 35mm SLR camera produced by Kyocera in 1985 under the Contax brand name. It had three program modes, High Speed, Low Speed and Normal, as well as Aperture Preferred and Manual exposure modes. Plastic body available in black.

  • Shutter: Vertical metal focal plane, 1s - 1/4000s + B in manual mode, 60s - 1/4000s in AE modes
  • ISO range: 12 - 3200
  • Size: 138 x 89 x 55mm
  • Weight: 520g
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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 159MM - Camera Availability & Price History
Date Sold SKU Quality Control Price Image
27 May 2023 T41623 € 79,00 Contax 159MM - Camera Image
16 May 2023 T41716 € 25,00 Contax 159MM - Camera Image
29 Nov 2022 T18162 € 355,99 Contax 159MM - Camera Image