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Contax 159 MM Gray Special Edition 35mm Camera Body

***Lens not included
KEH Model# 218535

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Contax 159 MM Gray Special Edition 35mm Camera Body Description


The first Contax SLR to make use of the new MM lenses. Requires MM lens for proper function in all metering modes, however, non-MM lenses (AE) will mount and can be used with limited metering capability. With a non-MM lens mounted: "P" Program Mode will function as AE Priority Mode, the "HP" Mode functions as 1/1000 sec. manual exposure, the "LP" Mode functions as 1/60 sec. manual exposure, the TTL Program Auto Flash mode will not operate. Manual and Aperture Priority Modes will operate normally. FEATURES INCLUDE: TTL/OTF flash metering, manual metering, Program AE, Aperture priority AE, LED metering display, AE exp. compensation, AE lock, dedicated hot shoe, PC sync terminal. Shutter speed range: 60 sec. to 1/4000, plus B, X sync at 1/250, self timer. ISO range: 12-3200, multi. exp. capability, interchangeable focusing screens (FT series), removable back, side body grip, DOF preview, mech. cable release. Optional ACCESSORIES: Motordrive W7 (3 fps). Recommended flash: TLA30, TLA360, TLA480. Data Back D-6

KEH Specifications

Focus:  Manaul  

Lens Mount:  MM/Bay.

Metering:  TTL/Flash 

Manual Metering:  Yes 

Aperture Priority AE:  Yes 

Program AE:  Yes 

Center Weighted:  Yes 

Metering Display:  LED 

Exp. Comp:  Yes  

Auto. Exposure Lock:  Yes 

Shoe:  Ded. 

PC Sync:  Yes 

Shutter Speed Range:  60s-1/4000, 1s-1/4000 in manual mode 

High Sync. Speed:  1/250 

B or T Setting:  B 

Self-timer:  Yes 

ISO/DX Range:  12-3200 

ISO/DX Setting:  Man. 

Film Advance:  Man. 

Film Rewind:  Man. 

Multi. Exp. Capability:  Yes 

Interchangeable Screens:  Yes 

Removable Back:  Yes 

Body Grip:  Yes 

DOF Preview:  Yes 

Release Socket:  Elec. 

Viewfinder Image:  95% 

Battery:  2-MS76 

Weight:  18.3oz.  


General information

Brand Name Contax

Physical Characteristics

Lens Mount Contax AE, Contax MM