Cosmetically its in excellent condition. Was fully dismantled and cleaned by a specialist about 3 years ago. No dings, dents, scrapes, etc. There is some minor wear evident under close inspection, but this is my personal collection and has seen the utmost of care. Very clean and was well taken care of. I shoot with my F2 most of the time, so a lot of my collection has got to go! Check pictures and zoom for a better idea of cosmetics. This is a rare combo, and this uncoated, pre war Zeiss was the fastest and most technical lens of its time. Its a great match for Portra or any B&W you get your hands on. You cannot find one in better shape. Youll be incredibly surprised by the condition of both the lens and camera. The original cap and case will continue to keep it clean. The focus gear turns butter smoothly and without any dead spots. Aperture blades are clean & dry. Meter works and is ACCURATE! A truly excellent meter as far as match stick seleniums go. Shutter works strong on all speeds. Slow speeds are strong and without any sort of drag. Its been CLAd and it shows. Viewfinder is clear and bright-no internal dust and the rangefinder is contrasty and clear. As good as it gets. Optically the lens is mint. Normally youd see some internal artifacts but there is nothing. Its as clean as it gets. Glass is extremely clear and bright. No haze, fungus, separation, etc. The lens itself is worth the asking price. This whole setup is incredibly hard to come by in this shape as many of the Contax technicians are, sadly, passed away, retired or back logged with years of work. This one is as good as it gets and youll receive it in less than a week. Let me know if you have any questions. The item “ZEISS IKON CONTAX IIIA with Zeiss Jena Sonnar 50mm f1.5 Lens, Case & Cap-CLAd” is in sale since Sunday, March 24, 2019. This item is in the category “Cameras & Photo\Vintage Movie & Photography\Vintage Cameras\Rangefinder Cameras”. The seller is “allembert6x6″ and is located in Essex Junction, Vermont. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Brand: Zeiss Ikon Stuttgart
- Model: CONTAX IIIA
- Bundle Description: Original Lens Shade & Leather case
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Germany
- Modification Description: Original leather case & Sun Shade
- Color: Black and Chrome