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Contax N1 Af Slr Camera Body

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Contax N1 Af Slr Camera Body: Picture 1 regular
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About this item

Contax N1 35mm Auto Focus Single Lens Reflex camera, targeted toward a broad range of photographers, from the professional to the amateur. The Contax N1 also incorporates several "World's First" features: 5 Point Wide Array Diagonal Focus System, Fine Focus ABC (Auto Bracketing Control), Liquid Crystal Display Viewfinder (optional extra)

The Contax N1 introduces a Dual Focus Mechanism as an extension to our existing manual focus 35mm system. The new mechanism will enable the user to focus on the subject in a split second by switching at will between manual focus and auto focus modes. We have also taken the greatest care in designing the size and position of the controls in such a way that they can be operated immediately, without the need to take the eye away from the viewfinder.

The 5-Point Wide Array Diagonal Focus System enables the user to select the best focusing point for the shot. When composing a shot for optimum framing, in most cases the main subject is either concentrated near the center of the picture or along diagonals drawn between the four corners.

The Fine Focus ABC (Auto Bracketing Control) allows the user to make minute adjustments by shifting the focusing point in three automatic stages. In order to obtain ideal focus point, professional photographers (including fashion, portrait, nature, etc.) often make photos of the same composition, slightly altering the focusing point each time. Using Fine Focus ABC in the manual mode, a series of pictures can automatically be made with the focusing point moved to several slightly different positions, normally not observable through the viewfinder.

The N1 is fitted with a high-speed focal-plane shutter with a maximum shutter speed of 1/8000 second and a maximum flash synchronization speed of 1/250 second. To enhance the range of artistic effects achievable with the N1 we have also increased the range of adjustable aperture settings.

The N1's metering system divides the picture frame into five independent sections and measures the light falling on each of them. Three different metering methods are available: Using Matrix, it is possible to take pictures with virtually no further adjustment to the exposure settings, both in conventional lighting situations and when using back lighting. Center-Weighted Average Metering produces superb results with high-speed shots while Spot Metering allows the photographer to make careful adjustments to exposure settings.

With the NAM-1 Mount Adapter, all Carl Zeiss T* lenses from the medium-format Contax 645 camera can be used on the N1 and their automatic aperture and auto focus will function without further adjustment.

What's Included With This Item

  • Instruction Manual

Key Features

  • Switch easily between AF and MF modes (Dual Focus Mechanism).
  • High-reliability, high-speed 1/8000 second shutter.
  • Optional The Liquid Crystal Display Viewfinder measures 1.5 inches square and uses a 330,000 pixel Charge-Coupled Device (CCD) display.
  • Three methods of light-metering ensure image fidelity: Matrix, Center-Weighted Average and Spot.
  • NAM-1 Mount Adapter (optional extra) makes it possible to use Medium Format lenses from the Contax 645 without making any adjustments.
  • 5-Point Wide Array Diagonal Auto Focus System and Fine Focus ABC (Auto Bracketing Control)

Technical Specs

Camera Type 35mm SLR (Single-Lens Reflex)
Lens Mount Contax N-mount (Use all 7 of the Carl Zeiss T* medium format lenses from the 645 w/NAM-1 Mount Adapter)
Focus Type Area AF with 5 focusing points
Focus Modes Single AF, Continuous AF & Manual
Focus Screen Normally fitted with a whole-view matte FX-2; interchangeable with other FX-type screens
Exposure Modes (1) Aperture priority auto; (2) Shutter priority auto; (3) Program auto (4) Manual exposure (5) TTL auto flash
Exposure Metering TTL Matrix, Center-Weighted Average; Spot; switching mechanism
Metering Range EV 0-21 (matrix/center-weighed average metering); EV 3-21 (spot metering; based on 3mm diameter area in center of viewfinder)
ISO Range Auto with DX films from ISO 25 to 5000; ISO 6 to 6400 on manual setting
Exposure Bracketing ± 0.3, ± 0.5 or ± 1EV in three frame sequences
Exposure Compensation +/-2EV (in 1/2 or 1/3 increments)
Shutter Speed Av, P: 32 seconds-1/8000 second
Tv, M: Shutter dial settings: 4 seconds-1/8000 second
Command dial settings: 32 seconds-1/8000 second
X: 1/125 second
Multiple Exposure No
Self Timer Electronic with 2-10 second delay
Built-in Flash no
PC Terminal Yes
Film Advance Modes Single frame; continuous; self-timer (2 seconds, 10 seconds)
Viewfinder Fixed pentaprism, eye-level with long eye-point
Focus frame, ABC exposure mark, ABC focus mark, film counter; self-timer time; ABC exposure and ABC focus sequence; number of multiple exposures; installed film status; light-meter mark; flash mark; focus display; aperture setting; shutter speed; exposure meter; exposure compensation setting; light-, exposure compensation mark; manual exposure mark
LCD Film counter; self-timer time; ABC exposure and ABC focus sequence; number of multiple; installed film status; focus frame selection display; exposure compensation setting (when exposure compensation dial is in the green position); multiple exposure mark; drive mark; battery status mark; aperture setting; shutter speed, film speed; custom functions
Depth Of Field Preview Yes
Date/Time No
Diopter Correction 3D to + 1D; 2 different FM type diopter lenses (optional)
Remote Control Cable switch LA-50 or LA-500
Mirror Lock-Up No
Power Source One 6 volt lithium battery (2CR5)
Dimensions 152 (W) x 116.5 (H) x 69 (D)
5 15/16" (W) x 4 9/16" (H) x 2 3/4" (D)
Weight 795g/ 1.75 lbs. (without battery)
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