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does anybody have a little bit information about this cameras?
Or better are there manuals available. Is the production period and the number of cameras known.
I think it will be also a good idea to open a new thread in "Contax bodies - manual focus"
does anybody have a little bit information about this cameras? >Or better are there manuals available. Is the production period and >the number of cameras known. >I think it will be also a good idea to open a new thread in "Contax >bodies - manual focus"
CGCM - it's not 100% clear but it's probably Computer Graphics Camera Mechanism.....according to various sources!
These 137MD derivatives were part of a system made by Matrix (later Agfa-Matrix)for photographing the image on a computer monitor...for 35mm slide projection (or less likely...prints of the monitor image).
They were controlled and powered via a flying lead or attachable lead connected to the battery compartment (which is sealed off by a screw).The flash shoe, flash and shutter remote sockets are blanked off. There is a blanking plate over the viewfinder and on the CGCM I, the mirror is removed. The X, B and Auto switch is removed and the AE lock position is unusable.
thank you million times for your input.
I purchased both cameras. Now I know that my collection got new holes, because I have only one Preview.
If possible I want to all about this both cameras and about all other Contax cameras too.
I thought I'm crazy about Contax.
My wife is jealous of mz Contaxes.
It's good to show her that I'm crazy
but others are mad.
Bob please send me this tree in fullformat.
Maybe you have some missing items and I can
I like your work very much and it seems that
I can throw my Excelsheet to the moon.
The headache wouldn't be so great, it will take only a little bit more time and of course more money.
The chart is incomplete and in the process of being checked for correct data. PLEASE do not pass it on to others yet - I'll do that when it's finished! If you can help by adding/correcting data that'l1 be great! You also have to agree not to make any profit out of this...as I have also promised the dozens of people who let me use their images to create the chart that no profit will ever be made from this project.
Don't throw your spreadsheet away just yet...I might need it! Hee! Hee!
I know that at one time he was looking for someone to take over the Contax section. I didn't feel I had a broad enough background to do the site justice. Also, I think Leonard had some copyright concerns and threats from Contax regarding the wonderfully detailed information on that site.
It's a shame if he has had copyright problems form Kyocera.....because I've had great co-operation from Kyocera Yashica UK's Contax Manager, Frazer Allen. He gave me permission and supplied with a CDROM of images.
The older cameras' images I had to scrounge around the world for....and had lots of fun using Babelfish to converse with many people in many languages, who gave 100% unreserved help(except, naturally, a no-profit condition)! I can only remember one person out of dozens and dozens I emailed who did not reply. Naturally, I've kept all permission emails to narrow down the chance of copyright problems!
Sometimes I needed to add a Babelfish translation in their own language before they replied.... and I regarded that as fair game, as I can't read Japanese, German, Italian, Swedish etc. , either!
People photographed their own cameras for me, supplied prints for me to scan and allowed me to copy their images from their websites. Their in-depth knowledge of individual and groups of cameras was an incredible help (I am still in discussion over dates and oddments with them). I am in great debt to them....the charts would not have been possible without them.
The Contax Yashica people are the friendliest camera people in the world....I make that official (let's see if the smiley face works!)