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Contax NX and studio flash

Keith Tomlinson

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Hi, just joined the forums. I hope their are other N series users on the forum. My question regards a Contax NX. Is it possible to fire studio flash with this camera in its original form?.
 

9designs

Well-Known Member
Well, there are a few die hard N series users about.... but it's quiet here..... Yes the NX has a sync socket on the lower left hand side of the camera... so a cord to a studio flash can be connected.
 

Keith Tomlinson

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Hi, thanks for replying. Is the NX a bad camera or is the dearth of users down to the series being Contax's last fling so to speak. The abandonment of the classic Contax lenses in hindsight seems to have been the final nail but presumably their were mechanical constraints that drove the decision. I am shortly to become the proud? owner of a 'mint' NX body having already purchased a 24-85mm zoom and it's only January these decisions together with my so far futile attempts to persuade a Canon EOS 550d to trigger studio flash look like setting a world record for poor decisions in one month.
I won't go into the tribulations I am experiencing with a recent purchase of a Fuji GX680. Thank god it February. Again thanks for the reply......Keith Tomlinson
 

9designs

Well-Known Member
I just got an NX as well, came free with a 50mm lens :) .... not actually used it yet. Don't believe any of them are bad, but they are film cameras from a past era. I had the RX for many years previously, sold it all after I moved to the N series several years ago... No regrets.
Shame they gave up, I guess the digital race was just to expensive to compete in.
Enjoy the NX, the 24-85 is great lens.
 

Keith Tomlinson

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I am now looking forward to the arrival of my NX, the 24-85 looks beautiful. I have a very capable digital camera in the form of the EOS 550d but still yearn for the days of Velvia 50 and FP4 so have invested in the NX and lens and also the Fuji GX680, unfortunately the latter has yet to produce satisfactorily sharp results I think this is probably due to my 67 year old eyes coupled to a less than wonderful viewfinder, still I'll see how it progresses, in my normal non look before you leap mode I was actually wanting to replace the wonderful Bronica ETRSi I had a few years ago and have ended up with a camera that almost needs to be horse drawn but has a fine reputation for studio and landscape photography although how you carry it more than a few yards from some form of transport escapes me.
 

9designs

Well-Known Member
Had to look the GX680 up...... looks massive :eek: ..... Would mine a Contax 645 one day, probably would get used much, but would like to have a go....
Also have a Canon 5D mk1..... but it's the N Digital I take out most often.
 
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