Repair and service information for the Contax camera. We provide free online pdf manuals for digital and film cameras: Contax MD, , MT, , Aria, G, i, N, RTS, SL, T, TVS, U. Contax Quartz 35mm SLR camera, Contax Q, Q. TTL metering system using a silicon photo diode, manual or aperture-priority exposure controls .
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Exposure compensation is available and can be adjusted by over or under 2 EV. The electronic shutter release causes an electrical pulse to be sent to the release magnet.
Retrieved from ” http: But be aware, if looking for a high serial number unit, there’s evidence that some baseplates with high serial numbers on them were used as replacement parts so the camera may not match the serial number.
Front facing body LED mnauale to manuald operation, accelerating 2 seconds before shutter is released.
Contax Quartz 35mm SLR camera
The lens aperture setting is shown in a window at the top of the viewfinder, and shutter speeds via a bank of LEDs. Via crank and release button. The aperture information is on the top of the finder. The viewfinder has a matte field with a horizontal split-image central spot surrounded by a micro-prism collar. The ones that got away. Contax Quartz Fujica Fujicarex. Another change that took place was to the transfer switch. It is powered by two SR44 batteries. Views Read View source View history.
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Although there is some evidence that the original switch could fail, it wasn’t a common problem and the changes made might have been done as much for a manufacturing reason as for reliability. It has a centre-weighted TTL metering system using a silicon photo diode, manual or aperture-priority exposure controls, a DOF preview lever, an AE lock feature to retain metered shutter speeds and thus allow shots to be re-framed without changing the exposure values, an exposure compensation control, TTL synchronised flash with dedicated units a second SPD cell measures the light reaching the film planeand the option to attach a power winder and data back.
Sure, I could have tried to re-sell it, with full disclosure, but I didn’t really want to put a pile of crap back into circulation, and leave another collector disappointed.
The is a nice little camera, and one I would have been very happy to use. There were a few modifications made to the camera during the period it was manufactured.
Of course, the self-timer is quartz timed too. Another change replaced the switch with a simpler mechanism that had less parts and needed no adjustment.
Every confax and then you get a duff camera: I mznuale to make it my main film camera, and planned to send it to Peter Robinson for a minor service. The Q had a quartz-timed, electronically-controlled vertical metal shutter that was very advanced for its day.
Yashica also manufactured the Yashica FX-D which was seen as a budget version of the with less features but, in fact, was largely a completely different camera. I know buying off eBay is a complete gamble, but it’s always disappointing when a purchase proves to be total waste of money. Quartz-timed electronic self-timer with precise 10 sec delay.
Some months later, I made arrangements for the camera to be serviced, but noticed that the second shutter curtain was not closing properly, and came to rest with a small gap of light showing. Shutter speeds indicated by 14 LEDs where flickering indicates the manuuale set speed, and continuous illumination indicates the mamuale auto shutter speed. Full exposure information visible in the viewfinder with individual shutter speeds on the right lit by LED.
The electrical pulse energises an electromagnet which is in opposition to the permanent magnet and so cancels the magnetic field so releasing the mechanism. It was manufactured by Yashica in Japan under licence to Zeiss. Under and over exposure warnings.
This page was last modified on 17 Decembercontaz In total there was something overunits made and just a handful of cameras with serial numbers abovehave been seen.
It didn’t seem like a bad price for an example advertised as being in FWO. In later models, the magnet and associated mechanism were improved which largely eliminated the problem. If another should come along, which does actually work, I’d go for it, but not at any cost; I think the price I paid was about right. The finder has a matte field with a horizontal split-image device surrounded by a microprism. The original switch was a sealed microswitch that was unserviceable, other than to replace it, and it was replaced with another switch that had an open construction that could be cleaned and adjusted if necessary.
There is no known serial number cpntax for the but available information shows the magnet problem was corrected in cameras with serial numbers above, approximately,An optional winder, powered by four AA batteries, was available for the camera.