Rebuilt Contax III with 50mm f1.5 Sonnar Lens

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This camera is available for immediate sale. If your needs are for a Contax camera that is of museum quality please inquire as it is possible to assemble a perfect camera and lens for you out of perfect parts. No camera leaves my hands until it is performing at its full potential and is completely reliable. All come with a one year guarantee that is rarely needed but is promptly and cheerfully fulfilled.

Please feel free to make an offer on any Camera, Lens or Accessory for sale. Every offer will be forwarded to the equipment owner who will consider it and make the final decision.

Currently there are two cameras available for immediate sale. Please scroll down and use this link to access their descriptions, pictures and prices. Starting on 4/3/14 a very large collection of Contax Cameras, Lenses and Accessories is going to be added, hopefully one per day for weeks to come so please return to this page often.

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Rebuilt Contax III with 50mm f1.5 Sonnar Lens - Sold

This camera was sold on 12/5/16. This listing is being retained for historical purposes.

This is a completely rebuilt Contax III. It has recently undergone a complete Zeisscamera overhaul. All of the camera mechanisms have been rebuilt, cleaned, lubricated and adjusted to original factory specifications. This work includes the shutter, light meter, rangefinder, self-timer, and viewfinder. It comes with a rebuilt and precision collimated 50mm f1.5 Sonnar lens. The light meter has a new photocell and is adjusted to original factory accuracy. The light meter is calibrated up to a modern film speed of ISO=200 in the old European Schneider units. The camera and lens come with a one year guarantee.


This lens is in excellent condition showing moderate external signs of use and some photographically insignificant and normal minor cleaning marks. It has recently been completely overhauled with all lens elements being cleaned. The lens has been precision collimated to match the camera body. The lens is extremely sharp and will produce the stunning pictures it was designed to produce.


This lens has never been dropped or abused. It shows the normal use wear to be expected from a75 year old lens that has been used to take a tremendous number of pictures.

The serial number of this body is G 7935.. The serial number engraving is in the pre war style. The serial number on the body top and on the back are the same. The serial number of the lens is 1983037.. This camera shows only small signs of normal use wear. My opinion of the very small marks on this camera is that they are consistent with very careful use over a long time.. The overhaul was complete and every part of this camera has been properly cleaned and the camera has been adjusted so that if you want to use it you will get decades of accurate and reliable service.


The covering on this camera is 3M grip tape. The original owner of this camera had the leather removed and this special tape installed to allow him to have a better grip on the camera. I have to admit this is a very good idea. However, if you buy this camera and want the original leather installed this will be done at no additional cost to you.

The chrome and paint on this camera is very high excellent. The camera has never been dropped or abused in any way. All it shows is signs of very careful use over a long time. This camera was well respected for all of its life.

A top view of the camera shows the clean condition of the metal work with only minimal shelf wear scratching and also that the light meter is fully functional. The light meter is also accurate and highly responsive with a new photocell. It will stay this way for decades to come.


The top of this camera is absolutely beautiful.


The bottom of the camera is perfect demonstrating it has never been dropped.



The back of the camera is extremely clean and its serial number matches the serial number of the camera body.

Tenax751 .

The interior of the camera is extremely clean showing the use of this camera has been the most careful possible.



These are the terms of sale:


Acceptable payment forms are PayPal, personal check drawn on a bank in the USA, Bank check or money order denominated in USD, wire transfer. Foreign money orders and checks require a two week wait for bank clearance. Items come with a seven day inspection period commencing at the time of delivery after which the sale is final with no refund allowed. Shipping costs for returns for a refund are at the cost of the buyer. All shipments are sent fully insured and shipments to countries where shipping insurance is not offered are at the buyer's risk of loss or damage. Customs documents are honestly prepared. All taxes or duties are the responsibility of the buyer. All deliveries in the State of California require the payment of State Sales Tax. Shipment occurs after funds are verified to be received by the bank of the camera owner. Shipment is normally by insured USPS Express mail.

This camera has been sold. Thank you.


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