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    Contax IIIa - CLA - Working Meter - Beautiful Camera

    I am selling a Contax IIIa that just had a recent professional CLA. The mechanical condition is excellent. The meter is working and accurate. The viewfinder is very clean and clear and has a bright and accurately aligned rangefinder patch. The cosmetic condition is also very good, with a hairline scratch on the rear top plate and a few small "Zeiss bumps" on the rear leatherette. Sold as shown with CLA receipt and take-up spool.

    To the best of my knowledge this is a late production "black dial" model of the IIIa as indicated by the presences of a very convenient standard PC flash jack.

    If you enjoy using 35mm rangefinders you will appreciate this camera!

    Price: $315 plus insured shipping
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    Man, where do you keep *finding* these? This is the third IIIa with an accurate meter I've seen, and I own the other two!

    Free bump for a serious quality camera (and a good seller).

    -NT
    Nathan Tenny
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    I had a Contax IIIa with 50mm f1.5 Sonnar and I gave it in part-exchange in 1961 for my first ASAHI PENTAX (an S3) which was £ 87-00 and the dealer gave me £ 35-00 for the Contax IIIa which I had bought off a camera club member for about the same price !
    An 'Old Dog still learning New Tricks !

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    Where did you get that Contax serviced, if I may ask?

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    Someone please buy this! I'm so tempted! I just bought an Omega Super Chromega D Dichroic II today so I can't purchase it. Must,must resist.

    I've bought items from Dave so I also can say he's a very good person to deal with.
    Last edited by Chrismat; 04-04-2013 at 07:12 PM. Click to view previous post history.

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    CLA Contax

    Quote Originally Posted by Lee Rust View Post
    Where did you get that Contax serviced, if I may ask?
    I don't know where David got his done, but I understand Vermont Cameras will do Contax work http://vermontcamera.com/ Of course there's Henry Scherer if you can wait 2 years.

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    Dave is an excellent seller I have a number of his cameras bought through RFF.... no worries with David!

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    Contax IIIa - CLA - Working Meter - Beautiful Camera

    Agree. Dave 100%!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ray*j*gun View Post
    Of course there's Henry Scherer if you can wait 2 years.
    Make that more like 5 years...I've been on the list for two, not even close to the top yet...

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    Thanks for the info, Ray.

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