body for carl zeiss lens

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by jefflim, Jul 26, 2003.

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    jefflim Guest

    hi to all

    I am currenty using FM2 body with nikkor 35-105 lens . I would like to try
    carl zeiss lens .What type of manual camera could I use since yashica has
    stopped producing FX-3 super 2000. Which Contax camera is fully manual??

    Thanks in advance

    jefflim, Jul 26, 2003
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    Lewis Lang Guest

    If by fully manual you mean a mechanical camera that can operate w/o
    bateries... There used to be a Contax S2 or S2b which was fully manual but it
    was/is? expensive. My reccommendation would be to get a used Yashica FX-2 (has
    depth of field preview) or FR-2 or any of the cheaper used Contax's auto
    exposure cameras (that need batteries/aren't "fully manual/mechanical") used in
    manual mode like a Contax 137MD or 137MA or the Contax 139 or 159 (more
    expensive). Stay away from the older/discontinued Rollei 35mm SLRs that took
    Carl Zeiss lenses as they were made in Singapore and had shoddy workmanship (I
    had an SL35M? that kept on winding and winding and winding w/o stopping - piece
    of junk! :))

    Hope this helps.


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    George Mann Guest

    All Contax models except the 137MD offer full manual operation.
    Check out for model info.
    George Mann, Jul 26, 2003
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    Lewis Lang Guest

    Subject: Re: body for carl zeiss lens
    Yes, but you could semi-fudge even that by aiming the camera at lighter or
    darker areas and/or levels of illumination and locking in the shutter speed via
    the AE lock - not an elegant solution (exposure compensation and/or adjusting
    the A.S.A. dial would also affect exposure w/o having to resort to manual
    (which there is none w/ this camera) too) but somthing to consider nonetheless
    if you ever happened on a great deal for a 137MD. But you should probably be
    looking in other Contax directions if you want manual over-rides, and on topof
    that, if you want a mechanical camera capable of functioning in manual mode
    sans batteries.


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