Contax S - a brilliant 1948 SLR

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by docfox, May 17, 2017.

  1. docfox

    docfox FF Rookie

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    Jul 16, 2015
    Hatfield, PA
    George Fox Lang
    Contax (of Dresden) introduced the Contax S in 1948. It gave us the first eye-level viewfinder using a pentaprism and the 42 mm screw mount that became the original Pentax lens mount. But this elegant machine had a flaw - weak gearing. Few functioning examples still exist. Read about this interesting piece of optical history here. >>> The Contax S.pdf
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  2. MortyCapp

    MortyCapp FF Regular

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    May 6, 2017
    That looks nice and heavy. Do you have one that you use?
     
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