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Contax T3 Auto Focus Point & Shoot Compact Camera - Silver finish - with zeiss 35/2.8mm lens

SKU: US 665641
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About this item

The revolution continues with the Contax T3 ultra-compact camera, covered in a titanium shell with a Carl Zeiss Sonnar T 35mm F2.8 lens. The Sonnar lens provides overwhelmingly superior image quality in keeping with Contax T tradition. The lens offers excellent contrast and greater relative illumination across the image area while reducing distortion. The double between-the-lens shutter system offers top shutter speeds never before found in such a compact camera this size. The five blade aperture diaphragm provides an almost perfectly round lens opening for accurate and consistent exposures.

To enhance the focusing accuracy of the Contax T3, a sophisticated five-point passive auto focus system provides accurate focus down to 1.1 feet. For even greater flexibility, the T3 offers manual focus and infinity lock for situations that demand manual focus capabilities.

While compact, lightweight and agile, the Contax T3 does not compromise on features or speed. Often used modes are easily accessed via a mode selector for exposure compensation, self-timer, longer exposures up to 180 seconds and manual focus. With a top shutter speed of 1/1200 of a second in Program AE and 1/500 of a second in Aperture Priority AE, the photographer can freeze action at a moments notice to capture the decisive moment or control depth of field for creating the perfect mood or effect.

Amazingly small enough to fit into a pocket, to use at anytime and anywhere, the Contax T3 is a camera that will travel with you. Housed in a flawless titanium shell for beauty and durability for those who demand the best in protection of an optical instrument. The superior Carl Zeiss Sonnar T 35mm F2.8 lens is shielded by an automatically activated lens cap system to protect the lens from dirt and damage. Gracing the titanium shell are glass viewfinder windows for the ultimate in durability and clarity, while the oversize multi-crystal sapphire shutter button provides the ultimate feel in shutter release response. For camera status, the sizable liquid crystal display delivers constant information on flash mode, battery power and frame number. The T3 offers seven custom functions for unparalleled flexibility in the photographic experience. The photographer may chose from the following custom selections: 1. Film leader status after rewind (leader in/leader out) 2. Lens extension time (lens extension on shutter release/on focus lock) 3. Exposure compensation hold time (1 frame only/until camera is turned off/until setting is canceled) 4. Exposure compensation steps (1/3 EV/1/2 EV) 5. AFL button function (focus lock only/focus and AE lock) 6. Focus lock hold time (AFL button) (1 frame only/until camera is turned off) 7. Manual focus hold time (until camera is turned off/until setting is canceled)

For flash photography, the T3 offers the photographer five flash modes, allowing them to set their most often-used setting or to change from one mode to another at any moment

What's Included With This Item

  • Case

Key Features

  • Carl Zeiss Sonnar T 35mm f2.8 - 16 lens
  • Top shutter speed of 1/1200 of a second in Program AE and 1/500 of a second in Aperture Priority AE
  • Seven custom functions for unparalleled flexibility in the photographic experience.
  • Carl Zeiss Sonnar T 35mm f2.8 - 16 lens
  • Top shutter speed of 1/1200 of a second in Program AE and 1/500 of a second in Aperture Priority AE
  • Seven custom functions for unparalleled flexibility in the photographic experience.

Technical Specs

Film Format 35mm
Lens Carl Zeiss Sonnar T 35mm f2.8 - 16
Viewfinder Reverse Galilean viewfinder. Magnification ratio 0.5x.

display: Picture area frame, close-up frame, macro indicator, focus frame, exposure compensation indicator, focus, display, flash indicator, shutter speed
LCD Flash mode indicator (auto flash, auto red-eye-reduction flash, no flash, fill-in flash, night portrait flash)
Focus Type External Passive auto focus with AF assist light and focus lock function. Can be set to manual focus by mode button
Focus Range 1.1 ft. - infinity
Shutter Type/Speed Double between-the-lens type/ speeds: At "P" setting: 16 seconds - 1/1200 second (1/500 second at open aperture f2.8). LT setting: 1 - 180 seconds
Film Speed Automatic setting (by DX contacts) range ISO 25 - 5000. Non-DX film automatically sets to ISO 100
Flash Modes Auto flash, Fill flash, Flash off, Redeye reduction, Night portrait
Film Format 35mm
Shooting Modes Flash on, flash off, Slow sync flash, Redeye reduction flash & Long time exposure
Exposure Compensation +/- 2 EV (in 1/3 EV steps). Can be sent to _ EV steps in custom functions
Multi Exposure No
Continuous Shooting No
Self-Timer Electronic type with ten-second or two-second delay, cancelable
Remote Control No
Weather Resistant No
Date Imprint No
Panorama No
Lens Carl Zeiss Sonnar T 35mm f2.8 - 16
Dimensions 4.1" (W) x 2.5" (H) x 1.2" (D)
Weight 8.2 oz. (without battery)
Special Features Custom functions:
1. Film leader status after rewind (leader in/out)
2. Lens extension time (on shutter release/on focus lock)
3. Exposure compensation hold time (1 frame only/until camera is turned off/until canceled)
4. Exposure compensation steps (1/3 EV/1/2 EV)
5. AFL button function (focus lock only/focus and AE lock)
6. Focus lock hold time (AFL button) (1 frame only/until turned off)
7. Manual focus hold time (until turned off/until canceled).
Viewfinder Reverse Galilean viewfinder. Magnification ratio 0.5x.

display: Picture area frame, close-up frame, macro indicator, focus frame, exposure compensation indicator, focus, display, flash indicator, shutter speed
LCD Flash mode indicator (auto flash, auto red-eye-reduction flash, no flash, fill-in flash, night portrait flash)
Focus Type External Passive auto focus with AF assist light and focus lock function. Can be set to manual focus by mode button
Focus Range 1.1 ft. - infinity
Shutter Type/Speed Double between-the-lens type/ speeds: At "P" setting: 16 seconds - 1/1200 second (1/500 second at open aperture f2.8). LT setting: 1 - 180 seconds
Film Speed Automatic setting (by DX contacts) range ISO 25 - 5000. Non-DX film automatically sets to ISO 100
Flash Modes Auto flash, Fill flash, Flash off, Redeye reduction, Night portrait
Flash Range 1.1 ft. to 7.5 ft. (ISO 100)
Shooting Modes Flash on, flash off, Slow sync flash, Redeye reduction flash & Long time exposure
Exposure Compensation +/- 2 EV (in 1/3 EV steps). Can be sent to _ EV steps in custom functions
Multi Exposure No
Continuous Shooting No
Self-Timer Electronic type with ten-second or two-second delay, cancelable
Remote Control No
Weather Resistant No
Date Imprint No
Panorama No
Power Source/Battery One 3V lithium battery (CR2)
Dimensions 4.1" (W) x 2.5" (H) x 1.2" (D)
Weight 8.2 oz. (without battery)
Special Features Custom functions:
1. Film leader status after rewind (leader in/out)
2. Lens extension time (on shutter release/on focus lock)
3. Exposure compensation hold time (1 frame only/until camera is turned off/until canceled)
4. Exposure compensation steps (1/3 EV/1/2 EV)
5. AFL button function (focus lock only/focus and AE lock)
6. Focus lock hold time (AFL button) (1 frame only/until turned off)
7. Manual focus hold time (until turned off/until canceled).
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