Contax Cameras UK Limited

35mm SLR - RTSIII - Features

35mm SLR

Self Timer Indicator 10 second cancellable self-timer.
Exposure Check Using this dial allows for ±2EV compensation in 1/3EV increments while a blinking ' +' or `-' in the viewfinder warns that this dial has been set, thus helping to avoid inadvertently forgetting to reset it to '0.'
Mirror Up Lever For special cases such as in macro and microphotography where it is necessary to supress even minute camera vibration or operating sounds, this lever allows the ultra-lightweight mirror to be locked up, eliminating mirror shock.
Metering Mode For available light metering this lever allows for choice of either center-weighted average sensing (up position) or spot (down). While holding the camera, this lever is easily switched with any finger of the left hand, allowing prompt selection of the desired metering mode.
Depth of Field Pressing this preview button on the left, conveniently confirms the actual in-focus depth before the shot is taken. This confirmation is especially handy when desiring to apply the sophisticated soft focus background appreciated by pros using Carl Zeiss T* lenses.
X Sync Terminal Attach an optional electronic flash to this x terminal.

 

35mm SLR

Shutter Speed Placed conventionally on the top cover, this dial is speedily rotatable in either direction through click stops for setting shutter speeds from 4 to 1/8000 sec., plus a free X-synch at 1/250sec. and an end locking X-synch at 1/125sec.
Exposure Mode Simple, single-handed movement of this switch while pushing in on the release button (to prevent erroneous mis-setting) allows for quick selection of aperture (Av) or shutter speed (Tv) priority AE, Manual (M) exposure, or Bulb (B).
Diopter Simply by pulling this knob up and turning it, the diopter of the eyepiece can be quickly changed from +1D to -3D. This is quite useful to eyeglass wearers who can make the adjustment and then shoot without them. Combined with accessory dioptric compensation lenses, the range can be extended further.
ABC Lever When set at '±1' or '0.5' (EV), three consecutive frames are exposed normally, over and under, plus the frame counter at right and in the finder blinks in succession (both, left, right). '0' is off, and the blinking stops.
Film Speed Allows you to dial in an Iso between 6 and 6400.
Drive Mode This lift up-move-stop dial (to prevent mis-operation) allows for single (S), continuous (CL approx. 3fps or CH approx. 5fps) or multiple exposure selection, plus 2 or 10 sec. self-timer delay. When set at multi-exposure, the dial snaps backs to S after each shot.
Display Panel Indicates film counter, film transport indicator, and battery warning.
Main Switch When set to the off position, this lever locks the shutter release which it surrounds. Set to AEL, the exposure data in the finder blinks, and consecutive shots at the same exposure value can be taken until the lever is set to ON for routine exposure.

 

35mm SLR

Release Socket An optional Contax Cable Release Type L can be attached here.
Exposure Mode Simple, single-handed movement of this switch while pushing in on the release button (to prevent erroneous mis-setting) allows for quick selection of aperture (Av) or shutter speed (Tv) priority AE, Manual (M) exposure, or Bulb (B).

 

 

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