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    Congratulations

    I just recently started with Contax after using Rangefinders for quite a while.
    When I saw a Contax RTS III in almost like new condition for € 299,-- I could not resist, altough I already bought a 139Q like new, in box, never used for €99 days earlier *g*

    Now I already have a cabinet full of wonderful Contax lenses...

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    So that means that once you purchase your first Contax camera (pretty much pick any one of them) you are on the road to a horrible GAS attack that will be relentless for 3....maybe 4 years?

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    Enjoy!
    Warning!! Handling a Hasselblad can be harmful to your financial well being!

    Nothing beats a great piece of glass!

    I leave the digital work for the urologists and proctologists.

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    I just bought a Contax rts iii the other day off of ebay. I've been highly coveting one for a while, since I've discovered its the only Contax SLR with a MLU function.

    Its a beauty! My only problem is that I currently suffer from ringing in one of my ears and the camera, when turned on, emits a high pitch - low grunting sound, a whistling or buzzing depending on what I am metering. I've researched the best I can that this is normal, common?- with all RTS iii bodies. Its apparently has something to do with the dc dc converter inside?

    To me its funny- that this is the dream camera to use for contax users (I've shot with an Aria, T3, 645 and G2 system for years) and theres this hi pitch sound you have to put up with when making pictures...or is this not the case with all RTS iii users? Can this be fixed? Hope so

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    This is a rather old thread, just resurrected today, but for the sake of completeness I can confirm that the original RTS also has a mirror-lockup as does the RTSII. I have them sitting here looking at me now

    The 139Q is a perfectly sized and shaped camera too, though it doesn't have a mirror-lockup (as required by the poster above) it does have just about everything else one could need and all positioned perfectly.

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    And exactly why has this thread been resurrected?
    Warning!! Handling a Hasselblad can be harmful to your financial well being!

    Nothing beats a great piece of glass!

    I leave the digital work for the urologists and proctologists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheFlyingCamera View Post
    Attachment 52985

    Here is the promised photo.
    Congratulations Scott it's a first rate camera I hope you have a lot of pleasure using, it's amazing what good prices you can buy pro quality cameras for these days, I too have cameras now that could only dream about 25 years ago that I never thought I would ever own.
    Last edited by benjiboy; 02-17-2014 at 07:33 PM. Click to view previous post history.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ct0778 View Post
    I just bought a Contax rts iii the other day off of ebay. I've been highly coveting one for a while, since I've discovered its the only Contax SLR with a MLU function.

    Its a beauty! My only problem is that I currently suffer from ringing in one of my ears and the camera, when turned on, emits a high pitch - low grunting sound, a whistling or buzzing depending on what I am metering. I've researched the best I can that this is normal, common?- with all RTS iii bodies. Its apparently has something to do with the dc dc converter inside?

    To me its funny- that this is the dream camera to use for contax users (I've shot with an Aria, T3, 645 and G2 system for years) and theres this hi pitch sound you have to put up with when making pictures...or is this not the case with all RTS iii users? Can this be fixed? Hope so
    I've never noticed any particular sound from my camera. I can go play with it a bit and see if I have a similar experience, but I don't recall ever hearing something like that when using the camera.

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    I have a Contax RTS II, and it makes no unusual sounds when turned on.

    As far as why this thread was revived, I suppose it's because someone wanted to add to the discussion.

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    My RTS 3 hums ( kinda like a hum). The surroundings have to be very quiet, and I have to sometimes listen for it to hear it. I believe it's normal. It never bothered me.

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