Zeiss Ikon IIIa 35mm Rangefinder w/ 50mm f1.5 Sonnar

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Condition: 8.0

Beautiful little Contax IIIa, camera's in wonderful condition cosmetically apart from the usual 'Zeiss Bumps' under the leatherette. Unfortunately theres a couple minor issues one being the shutter speeds running sluggish on the slower settings; so 1 second, 1/2 a second etc, speeds over 1/25th of a second are running well with no capping. Rangefinder patch still has good contrast and is aligned well, wind on works, film bay is clean and comes with take up spool. The second flaw is that the meter has stopped working, which isn't coupled to the mechanical operation of the camera in any way, the camera will still function fine but you'll need a secondary handheld meter if unsure about meter settings.

The lens is the real treasure, a f1.5, 50mm coated Sonnar in excellent condition, superb glass, smooth focus and good working apertures, a side note, there is some minor rust spots on the aperture blades, this doesn't affect the performance or optical quality of the lens and is only cosmetic.

S/N. 1611721 D81955

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