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CONTAX IIA BLACK DIAL CHROME RANGEFINDER CAMERA BODY CLEAN

Contax

  • $245.00

SKU: 26504
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Description
-Serial #24162
-Chrome finish
-Black dial version
-Classic IIa rangefinder body
-The Contax IIa was considered the best 35mm rangefinder made before WWII
-Small and light than its predecessor the II
-Newer style shutter speed dial
-Newer style aluminium shutter curtain

Details
-Speeds T, B, 1" - 1/1250

Includes
-Body only

Cosmetics 8.5/10
-Body shows very modest signs of use
-Top/bottom plate have very minor bright marks
-Leatherette is all intact
-No bubbling on the back ( which is typical on the Zeiss bodies )

Mechanics 7+/10
-Shutter speeds are accurate ( except for the slow 1 second need some exercise )
-Focusing is smooth
-Self timer needs attention, just a little sticky

Optics 9/10
-Viewfinder is a bright and clean
-Rangefinder is rich in contrast

A wonderful rangefinder camera. Post war and improved. A pleasure to have and enjoy with your Zeiss Rangefinder lenses!