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Used Contax RTS III 35mm SLR Camera Body


  • New Or Secondhand: Secondhand
  • Condition: Excellent*
  • Location: London
  • 6 Month Guarantee
  • Fitting: Contax/Yashica
  • Sensor Size: 35mm Film

Product code: B001019725

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Used Contax RTS III 35mm SLR Camera Body


Product Details

What is the condition like of this used item?

The condition of this item has been described as:


  • Obvious signs of use
  • Full working order
  • Some marks and slight scratches
  • No dust or fungus
  • Odour free
  • Film cameras - Light meter checked and operational
  • Film cameras - Light traps checked and passed test
  • Film cameras - Wind on mechanisms tested and operational
  • Film cameras - Shutter speeds fully operational
  • Film cameras - New batteries fitted

Contax RTS III is an SLR 35mm film camera, manufactured by Yashica/Kyocera and introduced in 1990.

Contax RTS III is the successor of the Contax RTS II and last of the Contax RTS series.

It incorporated, for the first time a Real Time Vacuum Back and ceramic pressure plate for the ultimate in film flatness. For the first time the full capability of Carl Zeiss lenses could be seen on film.

Another first on the RTS III is the Pre-Flash Spot Meter. It provides TTL flash meter readings with any flash equipment. A five frame per second motor drive is built-in, as is diopter control, Automatic Bracketing Control and multiple exposure capability. Shutter speeds reach 1/8000 second with X sync at up to 1/250 second.

  • Shutter: Electronic quartz-controlled, vertical-travel, metal focal-plane shutter.
  • Shutter speeds: 32 -1/8000 in auto mode; 4 -1/8000 + B ,
  • Flash synch: X-synch at 1/250 sec. (or slower) via direct hot-shoe or X-synch terminal.
  • Shutter release: Electromagnetic w/exposure check function by half depressing top release; additional side release (w/lock) for vertical camera positioning, cable release socket, and dedicated B cable release socket.
  • Self-timer: Quartz-controlled, electronic self-timer with either 10 or 2 sec. delay (selectable); Cancelable during operation; Blinking LED together with film counter indicates remaining(countdown)time.
  • Exposure modes: Aperture priority auto-exposure; Shutter speed priority auto-exposure; Manual exposure; TTL auto flash; Pre-flash TTL auto flash; Pre-flash TTL metering manual flash
  • Metering system: TTL full-aperture, center-weighted average metering / TTL full-aperture spot metering (switch-able); Two SPD's (Silicon Photo Diode) provided, one on the upper portion of the penta-prism (center-weighted), and the other at the bottom of the mirror box (spot)
  • Metering range: EV0 to 21 for full-aperture, center-weighted average metering, EV3 to 21 for spot metering (ISO 100, f/1.4 lens)
  • Film speed range: ISO 25-5000 in DX auto mode; ISO 6 -6400 in manual mode
  • Exposure Check: Indication either by pushing the dedicated exposure check button or depressing the release button half way (indication remains visible for 16 seconds)
  • AE lock: Image plane exposure value is stored by operating the main switch; Available in either center-weighted or spot metering
  • Exposure compensation: +/-2EV (pre-settable in 1/3EV increments)

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