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    FS: Very Fine Contax SLR Gear

    Hi all,

    Time to divest some equipment. I have two great 35mm film SLR camera systems and really only need one. I hate to do it, but the Contax system lost out, so it's on the block (I'm keeping my Leica R system because I like its handling just a little better -- very tough choice).

    All prices are PayPal'd and shipped, CONUS only. I'll be happy to combine items. Somebody make me an offer on the whole collection!

    I believe the prices are fair and they are therefore fairly firm, considering shipping is included and you're buying from a longtime forum member, not a random ebayer. Lowballs will be politely ignored .

    There's a lot here (3 bodies, and 4 lenses), so enjoy browsing the camera porn . Please excuse any dust I missed!


    Bodies
    These are all great cameras, and guaranteed not DOA. Pictured straps are not included (I was too lazy to take them off).


    Contax RX body, date back, $250
    EX condition, incl body cap and manual
    The RX has the smoothest shutter release of any 35mm SLR I've tried. Bright finder. It offers focus assist, which works well in good light.






    Contax ST body, date back, extended battery-pack, $215
    BGN condition, incl body cap.
    Bright finder. Very much like the RX, but doesn't have focus assist. Does have backlit controls (very cool). Minor issues: as shown, missing the "surround" for the eyepiece, but that doesn't harm function. The eyepiece ring is a touch bent so screw-in accessories won't mount (minor, IMO). I also did a "mirror slip" fix on this body, and it's held for many months.







    Contax 167MT body, extended battery-pack $125
    EX condition, incl body cap.
    Nice backup for either of the above. That's what I bought it for. Also a good entry model into the Contax system, for the curious.






    Lenses

    I have two rear caps for three lenses (I bought the 50mm mounted to the RX, and no rear cap was provided). Hopefully someone will buy a body and lens, in which case they won't get the rear cap. Otherwise, last one to buy a lens loses


    CZ 50mm f/1.7, $235
    EX condition, with caps
    Non-MM lens (therefore no shutter-priority AE)








    CZ 28mm f/2.8, $335
    EX condition, with caps & G-12 rubber hood
    Non-MM lens (therefore no shutter-priority AE)








    CZ 35-70 f/3.4, $675
    EX condition, with caps
    MM lens
    Note pictured tiny scrape along outside corner of filter ring in 2nd photo.








    Soligor C/Y mount 500mm f/8 Mirror lens, $85
    BGN condition, rear cap, hood. Might be fun to play with.




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    Re: FS: Very Fine Contax SLR Gear

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    Re: FS: Very Fine Contax SLR Gear

    Nothing but crickets and tumbleweeds! Do I have BO or something?

    Bump with lower prices (remember, they include PP and shipping):

    Contax RX body, date back, $225
    Contax ST body, date back, extended battery-pack, $175
    Contax 167MT body, extended battery-pack $115
    EX condition, incl body cap.
    CZ 50mm f/1.7, $225
    CZ 28mm f/2.8, $325
    CZ 35-70 f/3.4, $650
    Soligor C/Y mount 500mm f/8 Mirror lens, $85

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    Re: FS: Very Fine Contax SLR Gear

    Bumpity

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    Re: FS: Very Fine Contax SLR Gear

    And another bump.

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    Re: FS: Very Fine Contax SLR Gear

    Good thing that this is CONUS only, or else I would have been tempted, even though I own three bodies and three lenses already, including the RX. The RX is btw. the sweetest of cameras. Highly recommended, particularly for what seems to be a very nice price.
    Things I sell: https://www.shutterstock.com/g/epixx?language=en
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    Re: FS: Very Fine Contax SLR Gear

    I used to have a copy of the 50/1.7 lens and it was fantastic! good luck with the sale
    http://dude163.blogspot.com/
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    Re: FS: Very Fine Contax SLR Gear

    I very much like the features, operation, and lenses of these cameras. The only reason I'm selling is because I like the handling of the R8 a bit more than that of the Contax family. The R8/9 somehow fits my hand better than any other camera I've tried.

    The Contaxes are actually better than the R, IMO, features-wise. The C/Y Zeiss lenses are basically equivalent in quality to the Leitz offerings, in my opinion. Price-wise, the Contax stuff is a total bargain at a similar quality level.

    The 28mm Distagon is an amazing lens. Some shots from the 28mm, on Ektar:


    natural light, with somewhere to go by mike thomas, on Flickr



    apug denver shoot iv by mike thomas, on Flickr

    And one on Efke 50:


    jason inspecting my engine, cars-n-coffee, april 2011 by mike thomas, on Flickr

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    Re: FS: Very Fine Contax SLR Gear

    Bump. Thought I had an interested party, but he has gone AWOL.

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    Re: FS: Very Fine Contax SLR Gear

    Really? Am I going to have to take these cameras and lenses to eBay?

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    Re: FS: Very Fine Contax SLR Gear

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    Re: FS: Very Fine Contax SLR Gear

    Bump with lower prices (remember, they include PP and shipping):


    Contax RX body, date back, $215
    Contax ST body, date back, extended battery-pack, $165
    Contax 167MT body, extended battery-pack $110

    CZ 50mm f/1.7, $215
    CZ 28mm f/2.8, $315
    CZ 35-70 f/3.4, $625 (KEH has an EX one for $695)
    Soligor C/Y mount 500mm f/8 Mirror lens, $75

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    Re: FS: Very Fine Contax SLR Gear

    Somebody needs to pickup that CZ 35-70. Having recently acquired one I was astounded by the sharpness across the full range and it's Very convenient macro facility. Even Zeiss rate it equal to their primes. Great lens.

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    Re: FS: Very Fine Contax SLR Gear

    Bump. Has everyone given up on 35mm film?

    And ReeRay is right -- the 35-70mm is legendary.

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    Re: FS: Very Fine Contax SLR Gear

    Last bump before eBay.

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    Re: FS: Very Fine Contax SLR Gear

    FYI, haven't listed on eBay yet, but the RX and 50mm lens are now sold.

    The other gear is still available:

    Contax ST body, date back, extended battery-pack, $165
    Contax 167MT body, extended battery-pack $110

    CZ 28mm f/2.8, $315
    CZ 35-70 f/3.4, $625 (KEH has an EX one for $695)
    Soligor C/Y mount 500mm f/8 Mirror lens, $75

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    Re: FS: Very Fine Contax SLR Gear

    Bumpity.

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    Re: FS: Very Fine Contax SLR Gear

    35-70mm zoom is sold.

    Still on offer:

    Contax ST body, date back, extended battery-pack, $165
    Contax 167MT body, extended battery-pack $110

    CZ 28mm f/2.8, $315
    Soligor C/Y mount 500mm f/8 Mirror lens, $75



    Somebody combine the 28mm and one of the bodies and get a dirt-cheap fantastic-quality 35mm film setup! Check out the photos from the 28mm above.

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    Re: FS: Very Fine Contax SLR Gear

    Bump.

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    Re: FS: Very Fine Contax SLR Gear

    Bump


    Still available:

    Contax ST body, date back, extended battery-pack, $165
    Contax 167MT body, extended battery-pack $110

    CZ 28mm f/2.8, $315
    CZ 35-70 f/3.4, $625 (KEH has an EX one for $695)
    Soligor C/Y mount 500mm f/8 Mirror lens, $75


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    Re: FS: Very Fine Contax SLR Gear

    Bump with updates as to what's still available:

    Contax ST body, date back, extended battery-pack, $165
    Contax 167MT body, extended battery-pack $110

    CZ 28mm f/2.8, $315
    Soligor C/Y mount 500mm f/8 Mirror lens, $75

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    Re: FS: Very Fine Contax SLR Gear

    Still available.

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