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The operatinginstructionsin this rnanualare given with reference
to the camerawhen used with the PlanarT' 50 mm f/l.4 for
PrograrnMode. However,the operationsare the sarnewhen
other interchangeableZeissT* lenseswith ProgramMode
capabilityare used.
Die in dieser BroschuregegebenenBedienungsanleitungen
beziehensich auf die Kamerain Verbindungmit dem PlanarT*
50 mm, tf1,4fUr Programm-Betriebsart.
Die gleichenBedienungsschrittegeltenaber auch,wenn andereZeissT*-Wechselverwendet
objektivemit Programrn-Betriebsarten-Einrichtung
werden.
Contents
of Parts
Description
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LensChanging
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BatteryInstallation
FilmLoading
Settingthe FilmSpeed
FocusingOperation
ViewfinderDisplay
ApertureRing
ShutterControlDial
FilmRewinding
MeteringSystem
ModeSelection....
Exposure
Usingthe ProgramAE Mode
AE Mode....
UsingtheAperture-Priority
ManualExposures
Compensation
Exposure
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QuartzSelf-Timer
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MultipleExposures
FlashPhotography
CameraBack
nterchangeable
ReleaseSocket/l
Screens
Mark/Focusing
InfraredCompensatron
Depthof-Field
CameraAccessories
CameraCare
Specifications
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Filmeinlegen
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Einstellung
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Scharfeinstellung
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Sucherdisplay
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Blendenring
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FilmrUckspulen
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MeRsystem
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Wahlder Belichtungs-Betriebsart
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Betriebsart
der Programm-AE
Verwendung
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Betriebsart
verwendungder Blenden-Vorwahl-AE
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ManuelleBelichtung
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BelichtungskomPensation
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Quarz-Selbstausloser
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Technische
Fi l mS peedR i ng
Dial
ExposureCompensation
Mai nS w i tch/B atterCheck
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E l ectromagnetiSch ut t erRelease
Film AdvanceLever
re Lever
Multiple-Exposu
ExoosureCounter
AE (AutoExposure)Lock Lever
Lens ReleaseButton
C arryi ngS trapE yelet
Index
S el f-Ti mer
B uttonL ock Ring
S el f-Ti mer
B utton / Self - TimFlasher
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PreviewButton
Deoth-of-Freld
Auto FlashContacts
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Fi l mR ew i ndC rank- Handle
Fi l mR ew i ndK nob
D i rectX C ontact
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Data Back LED
Fi l mGui deR ai l s
WinderCouplingTerminal
WinderCoupling
Film RewindReleaseButton
BatteryCheck LamP
ReleaseSocket
Sprocket
Take-upSpool
PressurePlate
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@ Camera Back
@ BatteryCompartmentCover
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(Mounting the Lens)
Firstremovethe camera-body
cap and then insertthe
lensmountintothe camera-body
mount,matchingthe red
dot on the lensmountwith that on the camerabody.
Then,grippingthe lensbarrelfirmly,turn the lens
clockwiseuntilit lockswith a click.
Whenusinga lenscap of the snapon type,attachor
removeit from the lens by pressingin the two side-tabs.
(RemovinE the Lens>
Whilepressingthe lensreleasebutton,turn the lens
counterclockwise
slightlyand removeit from the camerabody mount.Alwayskeep caps on the camera-bodymount
and the lensmountwhen the lensis left off the camera.
o Avoidtouchingcamerainterioror lerrssurfacewith
yourfingers.
o Avoiddirectsunlightwhen removingor mountingthe
lenswith film loadedin the camera.
The electronic shutter and exposure confrol systems
of the Contax 159MM are battery powered so be sure
to operate the camera with the batteries loaded.
Use two 1.55 V silver-oxidebatteries (5R44 or
equivalent)or 1.5 V alkaline-manganesebatteries
(LR44or equivalent).
tr Openthe batterycompartmentcoveron camerabase
by unscrewing
it counterclockwise
with a coin edge.
Z Inserttwo batteries,stackedtogether,intothe battery
holderwith the ( + ) sidefacingup as shownby the battery
polaritymarkson the holder.Thenreplacethe holderin
the batterycompartmentand firmlysecurethe cover.lf
the (+ ) and (-) sidesare incorrectly
inserted,
the camera
will not function.
ln O N p o s i ti o n
Position EIN
En position marche (ON)
En la posicion ON
ln OFF position
Position A US
En positron arr€t (OFF)
En la posicton OFF
(Main Switch)
TheContax159 MM has a mainswitchwhichis usedto
turn the powbrON/OFF.Turnthe switchin directionof the
arrowuntilit click stopsand a red dot (for ON)appears,
settingthe camerain a stateof readiness.
With the main
switchturnedon, pressingof the shutterreleasebutton
partwayin will causethe viewfinder
LEDsto lightup and
stayon for 16 seconds.Whenthe mainswitchis turned
back(reddot in coveredposition),
all of the electrical
circuitswillbe turnedoff, causingall camerafunctionsto
cease.
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Whennot usingthe camera,makesurethat the main
switchis turnedOFF (reddot in coveredposition)to
preventaccidentalreleaseof the shutter.
(Battery Check)
lf the batterychecklamplightsup (red)whenthe main
switchis fuitherturnedfrom its ON positionin directionof
the arrow,it meansthe batteriesare good.Whenthe
batteries
weaken,the lampwill givea warningflash.In
this case,havefreshbatteriesreadyor replacethe
batteries.Whenthe batteriesfall belowa ratedoutput,the
lampwill not lightand the camerawill not function.
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(Battery Precautions)
r Batterylife is approximately
1 year with silver-oxide
batteries,and about6 monthswith alkaline-manganese
batteries,but this may vary dependingon frequencyof
camerause,the strengthof batteriesat time of purchase,
ambienttemperature,
etc.
o Whenchangingbatteries,replaceboth batteriesat the
sametime. Do not mix old and new batteriesor thoseof
differenttypes.
o Batteriesare apt to performpoorlyin sub-zero
temperatures,
causingpicturetakingdifficultiesand LED
failure.Keepthe cameraas warm as possibleand carry
extrabatteriesjust in case thosein the camerashould
fail. Batteriesaffectedby such extremetemperatures
will
recoverpowerafter beingkept warm for a while.
. Wheninstalling
batteries,
wipethe cell cap and base
clean.Oily residueon batteryterminalscouldcausepoor
electricalcontact.
. Whengoingon extendedtrips,take alonga spareset
of freshbatteries.
. Do not throwbatteriesinto a fire or attemotto take
themaoart.
o Keepthe batteriesout of children'sreach.lf swallowed,immediately
consulta physicianfor emergency
treatment.
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(VorsichtsmaRregeln fiir die Batterien)
o Silberoxidbatterien
habeneine Lebensdauer
von etwa
einemJahr,Alkalimanganbatterien
von etwa 6 Monaten.
Die Lebensdauer
der Batterienhdngtjedochvon der
Hdufigkeitdes Kameraeinsatzes,
der Batteriespannung
zum Zeitpunktdes Kaufs,der Umgebungstemperatur
und
anderenEinfluRfaktoren
ab.
o TauschenSie immerbeideBatteriengleichzeitig
aus.
MischenSie nichtalte und neueBatterien
und solche
verschiedener
Typen.
. Bei Temperaturen
unter Null nimmtdie Batterieleistung
ab, was zu Schwierigkeiten
beim Fotografieren
und
Versagender Leuchtdioden
fUhrt.Die Kameramoglichst
warmhalten,
und Ersatzbatterien
mitnehmen,
fallsdie
Batterienin der Kameraversagensollten.Die Spannung
der bei sehr tiefenTemperaturen
versagendenBatterien
nimmtwiederzu, wenn dieseeineZeitlangwarmgehalten
werden.
o Vor Einsetzender Batteriendieseoben und unten
sauberwischen.
OligerRuckstandauf den Batteriepolen
kann unter Umstdndeneinenschlechtenelektrischen
Kontaktverursachen.
o WennSie auf ldngereReisengehen,nehmenSie
einenSatzfrischerBatterienmit.
o Batterienweder in ein Feuerwerfennoch zerlegen.
o HaltenSie die Batterienaus der Reichweite
von
Kindern.Wennsie verschlucktwerden,rufenSie sofort
einenArzt.
Always use a standard 35 mm film cartridge (12, 20,
24 or 36 exposure roll). Avoid direct sunlight when
loading film.
2 Placethe film cartridgein the film chamber.Then,
pushthe rewindknobback in, turningit slightlyuntilit falls
intoposition,if necessary
tr Open,thecameraback by pullingthe film rewindknob
all the way out.
E| Drawout the film leaderand insertthe tip into any slot
on the take-upspool.
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g Thenslowlyturn the spoolwith the finger,advancing
the film untilits top and bottomperforations
engagethe
sprocketteeth.
E Beforeclosingthe cameraback,makesure that the
film perforations
are engagingthe sprocketteethand that
the film cassetteport is properlypositioned
as shownin
the illustration.
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E Takeup any film slackby unfolding
the film crankand
turningit gentlyin directionof the arrowuntilit stopswith
a tightening
of the film.
operating
the film advanceleverand
ll Alternately
shutterreleasebutton,takesomeblankexposures
until
the exposure
counterreads"1 " Usethe "'1" readingon
the exposure
counteras yourstartingpointfor taking
photoslf the f ilm rewindknobturnswhenyou operatethe
filmadvancelever,it meansthat the film is beingfed
properly
Whenblankexposuresare beingmade beforethe
exposurecounterreaches"1," the camerashutterwill
releaseat 1/100sec. regardlessof the selected
shutterspeed(except"8") setting,and the shutter
speedLEDwithinthe viewfinderdisplaywill pulsateat
"125.''Whenthe counterreaches"1," the camerawill
switchto the selectedexposuremode.
24 automatically
(Film AdvanceLever)
Whenthe film advanceleveris strokeda full throw,it
advancesthe film one frameand windsthe shutterwith
the same action.Set the leverin the standoff position
beforehand
to ensurea smootherleveroperation.
T h e e x p o s u r ec o u n t e r m o v e s e a c h t i m e t h e f i l m a d v a n c e
l e v e r i s f u l l y s t r o k e d ,a n d a u t o m a t i c a l l yr e s e t s t o " S "
( S t a r t )w h e n t h e c a m e r a b a c k i s o p e n e d , r e g a r d l e s so f
whetherthe camera is loadedor not The exposure
c o u n t e rs t a r t s w i t h " S , " t h e n " 1 , " f o l l o w e db y e v e n
n u m b e r sf r o m " 2 " I h r o u g h " 3 6 " T h e o d d n u m b e r s a r e
i n d i c a t e db y d o t s m a r k e d b e t w e e n t h e e v e n n u m b e r s T h e
o r a n g e - c o l o r gn
du m b e r s" 1 2 : ' " 2 0 , " " 2 4 '' a n d " 3 6 "
c o r r e s p o n dt o t h e n u m b e r o f e x p o s u r e s i n s t a n d a r d 3 5
mm film cartridqes
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U s e t h e m e m o h o l d e r t o r e m i n d y o u r s e l fo f w h a t t y p e o f
f i l m i s l o a d e d i n y o u r c a m e r a b y s l i p p i n gt h e e n d o f t h e
f i l m c a r t o n i n t o i t , o r e v e n u s e i t t o h o l d t h e e x p o s u r ed a t a
for the shots you have taken
Be sure to sef the f ilm speed properly as it is vitat to
obtaining correct exposure. The applicable f itm speed
is indicated on the outside f ilm packet.
w h i l ep u l l i n gu p o n t h e f i l ms p e e dr i n g ,r o t a t ei t t i l lt h e f i l m
speednumberfor the film in use alignswith the white
indexmark rhen, releasethe ring,lettingit click righton
the properclickstop
soon aftersettingthe film speed,check to see that the
exposurecompensation
dial is set at "X1." lf it is at
anysettingotherthan "X1," you will not be ableto
obtaincorrectexposures.
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Focusing ,s done with a split-image focusing center,
microprism collar and a surrounding matter screen.
Whenusingthe split-image
spot to focus,turn the
focusingringuntilthe top and bottomhalvesof the image
merge.lf the imageis out of focus,the two halveswill not
merge.
To focuswiththe microprism
collar,turn the focusingring
untilthe glittering
effectdisappears
from the collar area,
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givingyou a sharp,clearimagewhen in focus.
To focuswith the outermattefield,turn the focusingring
untilthe imageappearssharpand clear,free of any foggy
effect.
' when usinglongfocal-length
lenses,or lenseswith a
relatively
smallmaximumaperture(f4 or srower),or when
performingclose-upphotography
at highmagnification,
the
microprismcollarand split-image
spot may becomedark,
makingfocusingdifficult.ln this case,focususingthe
outermattefield.
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Whenthe shutterreleasebuttonis pressedpartwayin, the
necessaryexposureinformation
is indicatedby LEDs.
Sincethe eyepointhas been made longerthan usual,you
can see the entireviewfinderimagewithoutany vignetting.
The LEDdisplayfeaturesa 3-stagebrightness
control
whichautomatically
adjuststhe intensity
to the prevailing
lightingcondition.
o Whenthe exposedfilm is sent out for processing
and
printingof standardsizeprints,be mindfulthat the prints
will showsomewhatlessthanwhatwill appearon the film.
Dedicatedflash mark
f u r a n g e p a R t eB
nlitz
Markierung
Repdrede flash
M a r c ad e l f l a s h
Shutterspeed LED
VerschluRzeiten-LED
L E Dd e v i t e s s ed ' o b t u r a t i o n
L E D d e v e l o c i d a dd e l o b t u r a d o r
Shutterspeedscale
VerschluRzeitenskala
E c h e l l ed e s v i t e s s e sd ' o b t u r a t i o n
Escalade velocidadesdel obturador
Program AE mode display
P r o g r a m m - ABEe t r i e b s a rDt i s p l a y
32 A f f i c h a g ed u m o d eA E p r o g r a m m e
I n d i c a c i od
n e l m o d op r o g r a m a d o
AE
A p e r t u r ed i s p l a y
Blenden-Display
x p o s u r ec o m p e n s a t i odni s p l a y
B e li c h t u n g s k o m p e n s a t i oDniss p l a y
Affichage de I'ouverture
Indicacion de la abertura
Affichage de la compensation d'exposition de exposicion
Indicacion de la compensacion
The aperturering regulatesthe amountof lighttransmitted
to the film plane.The amountof lighttransmission
is
halvedwhenthe apertureis changedto the next largerf
value(for example,when f/4 is changedto f/5.6),and
doubledwhen it is changedto the nextsmallerf value.
The aperturealsocontrolsthe depthof field,a lens
propertygivingyou varyingdepth in the planeof focus at
differentapertures.(Referto page 102)
To set the aperture,turn the aperturering untilthe desired
aperturesettingis alignedwith the aperture/distance
scale
index.The apertureringcan be usedat in-between
positions.
Theminimumaperturesettingof "16" is in greento
indicatethat the lensis to be set at this positionin the
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ProgramAE mode.The minimumaperturesettingvaries
with the type of lensin use.
The aperturecan be confirmedusingthe viewfinder
aperturedisplay.In the ProgramAE mode,the cameraselectedaperture,and in the Aperture-priority
AE and the
Manualmodes,the user-selected
aperture,as wellas
intermediate
values,are displayed.
The f unction of the shutter rs to control the length of
time the f ilm is exposed to light. On the Contax 159
MM, whether sef in the Program AE. Aperture-priority
AE, or Manual exposure mode, the shutter speed is
controlled by an electronic circuit incorporating a high
precisionquartz osciIlator.
(Shutter Control Dial Setings)
For takingpicturesin
"P" (for NormalProgramMode)
the generalprogramAE mode.
ProgramMode)
For taking
"HP" (for High-speed
picturesin the programAE mode usinga highshutterpriorityspeedof 1/1000second.
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I'LP" (for Low-speedProgramMode)
For takingpictures
in the programAE mode usinga low shutter-priority
speedof
1/60second.
(34"
For takingpicturesin the Aperture-priority
AE
mode.
For exposuresettingsusingthe Manual
"4(X)0"tw "1"
gxposuremode."4000," "500," "60," and "1" represent
usableshutterspeedsettingsof 1/4000,1/500,1/60and 1
secondrespectively.
Whenthe settingis shiftedto a next
largernumber(for example,from 125to 250),the exposure
time is successively
halvedwith each setting;conversely,
when shiftedto a next smallernumber,the exposuretime is
successively
doubledwith each setting.
3'B^"
The shutterremainsopenduringthe time the
shutterreleasebuttonis kept pressedso it is usedfor taking
longexposureshots.
(Setting the Shutter Control Dial)
Set the shuttercontroldial by turningit untilthe desired
numberor letter(all lettersettings
click-stopped)
alignswith the shut
speedindex.The dial locks in the
" P , " " H P , " " L P , "a n d " A "
positionsto preventaccidental
shiftingof the dialedmode.The
dial can be unlockedby
pressingthe shutterdial
lock-release
buttonand
turningthe dialat the sametime.
o The dial cannotbe usedin int
mediatesettingsbetweenclick stops.
When the end of the roll of film is reached it will not
be possible to advance the film any further. lnstead of
attempting to forcibly advance the film, check the
exposure counter to see whether you have come to
the end of the roll. lf so, be sure to rewind the film
into ifs cassette before removing it from the camera.
tr Depressthe film rewindreleasebuttonon camera
basefor an instantand let go.
2 Unfoldthe film rewindcrankhandleand turn it in
directionof the arrow.Whenthe film end unhitches
f rom
the take-upspoolyou will feel a slightresistance;
however,
continuerewinding
untilthe crankhandlerotatesfreely.
Thenopenthe cameraback and removethe cassette
from the camera.
The Contax 159 MM features a TTL full-aperture
metering sysfem that measures the light coming
through the lens af ifs maximum aperture. /f ,s of the
"center-weighted"metering type which emphasizes
the central portion of the viewfinder image white
taking into account the surrounding area seen in the
viewfinder.
(Built-in ExposureMeter)
when the shutterreleasebuttonis pressedpartwayin, the
switchfor the built-inexposuremeteris turnedON, and
aperturedisplayand shutterspeedLEDsinsidethe
vieMinderwill indicatethe exposurein effect.Evenafter
the fingerhas been removedfrom the shutterrelease
button,the exposuremeterremainsON for 16 seconds
beforeautomatically
turningitselfoFF. Sincethe metering
systemis center-weighted,
you can obtainoptimum
correctexposure
by framingand
meteringyour
subjectin the
centerof the
viewfinder.
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Die Contax 159 MM bietet ein TTL OffenblendenMeBsystem,das das durch die voll geoffnete Blende
einfallende Licht miBt. Es arbeitet mit "Mittenbetonung", wobei der Mittelteil des Bildes stdrker
und das Randgebiet schwdcher beriicksichtigt wird.
( EingebauterBelichtungsmesser>
wenn der Ausloserhalbgedrricktwird,wird der schalter
des eingebauten
Belichtungsmessers
eingeschartet,
und
die Blenden-und VerschluBzeiten-Displays
im sucher
werdenaktiviert.Auch nachdemder Ausldserlosgelassen
wird,bleibtder Belichtungsmesser
16 Sekunden
langeingeschaltet,
bevorer sich automatisch
wiederausschaltet.
Das das Belichtungsmessungssystem
mittenbetont
ist,
konnensie immerrichtigeBelichtung
erzielen,
wennsie
das Motivin oer
Bildmitteplazieren.
(Precautions When Using Accessories>
Whenusinga lenswith a maximumapertureunderf/5.6,
or with the ContaxAuto Bellowsrc, ExtensionRing
7.5 mm, MicroscopeAdapter,ReverseRingand such
otheraccessories
whichdo not couplewith the autodiaphragmmechanism,the followingpointsshouldbe
noted.
O Althoughthe viewfinderaperturedisplaywill continue
indicating
the "1.4" markevenafterthe camerais
switchedto anothermode,the meteringfunctionwill
continueoperatingnormally.
AE will not be possible.Use the camera
O Programmed
in the aperture-priority
AE modeor manualmode.
,J"Wnenusing an otder type Z*iss Trir;i$it*':':i1i%
dfiiltl ,l..s.,'!
; programcouplingpin,an auto extensiontube,or any ,
set the camerain the
i of the aboveaccessories,
r; Aperture-Priority
AE or Manualexposuremode.lf the
;-shuttercontroldialis set in the Programmodes,the
will operateas follows:
i..8.ircamera
AE mode.
;" At tfre "P" setting . Aperture-Priority
"HP" setting . 1/1000sec. manualexposure
,
lt_!ll"
mode.
; nt tne "LP' setling
1/60sec. manualexposure
3'mode.
(VorsichtsmaBregeln bei Verwendung von Zubeh<ir>
Bei Verwendung
von Objektivenmit Maximalblenden
von
f/5,6oder bei dem ContaxAutomatikbalgengerdt
PC,dem
Zwischenring
7,5 mm, dem Mikroskop-Adapter,
Umkehrring und anderenZubehorteilen,
die nicht mit dem AutoBlendenmechanismus
einkuppeln,
mUssendie folgenden
Punktebeachtetwerden.
weiterhin"1,4"
O Obwohldas Sucher-Blendendisplay
anzeigt,wenn die Kameraauf eine andereBetriebsart
umgeschaltet
wurde,arbeitetdie MeRfunktion
weiterhin
normat.
ist nichtmoglich.Verurrenden
Sie die
@ Programm-AE
Kamerain Blendenvorwahl-AE-Betriebsart
oder manueller
Betriebsart.
Programmkupplungszapfen,
einesAuto-Zwischenrings
oder einesder obenaufgeftihrten
Zubehorartikel
stellen$ie die Kameraaut Blendenvorwahl-AE
oder
manuelleBetriebsart.
Wenndie VerschluRzeitengestellt
scheibeauf eine der Programm-Betriebsarten
ist,arbeitetdie Kamerawie folgl:
;
Bei "P"-Einstellung... Blendenvorwahl-AE
Betriebsart
Bei..HP''.Einste||ung...Manue||eBe|ichtungmit
""
1/1000Sek.
Bei "LP"-Einstellung
"'*
1i60Sek.
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<Light ReadingRange)
The tablegivesthe EV Lightreadingrangefor various
lenses,showingthe inter-relationship
betweenaperture,
values).For instance,
shutterspeedand EV (exposure
whenan t11.4lensat ISO100 is used,the readingrange
spanningthe pointsthat the verticallines(EV)and the
horizontal
lines(shutterspeed)intersectwith the diagonal
l i n e se x t e n d i nfgr o mt h e f v a l u e so f " 1 . 4 " t o " 1 6 "
(representing
the minimumapertureof the ZeissPlanarT*
t|1.450 mm),denotesthe readingrangefrom EV 0 to 20.
o EV numbers,
whichare usedto indicatethe coupling
rangeof the lightmeter,denotethe apertureand shutter
speedcombinations
that yieldthe sameexposureeffect
on the film for a givenlightingcondition
For example,
whenusingEV 13 f rom the scaleas a
guide,it can be seenthat the sameexposure
effectis attainedusingthe combinations
of f/16
at 1/30sec and f/8 at 11125sec.
The EV numbersfrom O through20,
Vo, I
' speed
and the shutter
f rom 60 to 1/4000
'.'.':r
3."
"r:'c,
(.o se9,.representthe rangeover which
the cameranormallymetersin the
AE modes(P, HP, LP and A
modes)
That part of the
I
meteringrangewhich is
5oo
shownin cblor
denotesthe light
readingrange
- - - - - - - - - - --r -4000
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whenusingan
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With the Contax 159MM, you can use the shutter
control dial to select any one of three program
modes, aperturepriority AE mode, and manual
exposure mode to suit any photographic obiective.
(Program AE Mode)
In the ProgramAE mode,the cameraautomatically
selectsthe optimumcombination
of shutterspeedand
aperturesettingsfor correctexposureaccordingto
lightingconditionby usingits pre-programmed
matching
shutterspeedand lensaperturesettings.Thiseliminates
exposureworries,thus leavingyou f ree to concentrateon
composition
and makingit a boonwhen it is top priorityon
capturingthosefleeting,decisivemoments Depending
on
the desiredobjective,the Contax159 MM makesprogram
modesavailablein NormalProgram,High-speed
Program,
and Low-speedProgram.
O "P" (NormalProgramAE Mode) In this mode,the
cameraselectsthe correctbalanceof shutterspeedand
aperturesettings,makingit easyevenfor the beginning
photographer
to use the camerawith confidence.
6'HP"(High-speed
ProgramAE Mode) With this
O
mode,the cameramatchesaperturesettingswith a
shutter-priority
settingoI 111000
second.lt is ideallysuited
for fast actionsportsphotography
and for intentional
blurringof the background
of portraitshots And it even
hasthe meritof minimizing
camerashakewhenusing
longtelephotolenses.
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..LP" (Low-speed
ProgramAE Mode) Whenusing
O
this mode,the cameramatchesaperturesettingswith a
shutter-priority
settingof 1/60second.lt is suitablefor
stopped-down
shots,for landscapephotography,
or even
photos.
for still-life
(Aperture-PriorityAE Mode)
You set the lensaperture,
and the cameraautomatically
selectsthe shutterspeedaccordingto the lighting
conditionto giveyou the correctexposurecombination.
You will find it not onlysuitablefor generalphotography
work but alsofor shotswith depthof fieldconsiderations
becauseyou can f reelycontrolthe aperturesetting.
(Manual ExposureMode)
With this mode,you controlthe apertureand shutter
speedsettingsin selectingthe correctexposure
combination
neededto obtainthe intendedresurtsor
effect.And aidedby the exposureinformation
displayedin
the viewfinder,
you can easilytake thoseintentional
overor underexposed
shots.
tr Set the Shutter Control Dial to "P.
The camerais now readyfor shootingin the Normal
or Low-speed
ProgramAE mode.lf the High-speed
ProgramAE mode is desired,set the shuttercontroldial
to "HP"or "LP."
the
indicating
The "P" is displayedin the viewfinder,
camerais in the ProgramAE mode.
o WhenolderZeisslenses,not fittedwith a program
couplingpin,are used,the "P" will not be displayed.
2 Stop the Lens Down to lts MinimumAperture
Setting
Turnthe lensapertureringto its minimumsettingof "16,"
etchedin oreen.
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E| Focus and ComPose
Focuson subjectby turningthe focusingring,and
composeyour pictureat the sametime.
HP mode
H P- Betr i ebs ar t ] OVER
r 4000
M ode H P
i 2000
1000
Modo H P
LP mode
LP- Betr i ebs ar t
M ode LP
M odo LP
500
250
B
g
Confirm Exposure and Shoot
When you depress the shutter release button partway, the
v i e w f i n d e rL E D s w i l l i n d i c a t et h e c o r r e c t s h u t t e r s p e e d
a n d a p e r t u r es e t t i n g si n e f f e c t . l f t h e s h u t t e r s p e e d L E D ' s
l i g h t u p a t a n y s e t t i n gf r o m " 4 0 0 0 " t o " B , " i t i n d i c a t e s
c o r r e c t e x p o s u r e P r e s s t h e s h u t t e r r e l e a s eb u t t o n a l l t h e
way to effect exposure
When the dial is set at the "HP" or "LP" AE mode,the
s h u t t e r s p e e d L E D f o r 1 / 1 0 0 0o r 1 / 6 0 s e c o n d r e s p e c t i v e l y
w i l l p u l s a t ei f t h e e x p o s u r ei n e f f e c t i s w i t h i n t h e w o r k i n g
r a n g e o f t h e c a m e r a - s e l e c t e ds h u t t e r s p e e d s ( 1 / 1 0 0 0s e c
for "HP," and 1/60sec for "LP") See illustration
. When a shutterspeed of 1/30 sec or slower is
is
of camera shake In this case,
i
56 n d i c a t e d ,t h e r e a d a n g e r
use auto flash or supportthe camera with a tripod
Overexposure
Uberbelichtungs
sur-exposition
sobreexposicion
Underexposure
Un t e r b e l i c h t u n g s
sous-exoosition
subexposicion
(OverexposureWarning>
Whenthe shutterspeedLEDpulsatesat the "OVER"
position,
it indicates
overexposure
Sincethe ambientlight
is too intense,adjustfor correctexposureby usingan ND
( n e u t r adl e n s i t yf)i l t e rt o r e d u c el i g h t r a n s m i s s i o n .
( Underexposure
Warning)
Whenthe shutterspeedLEDpulsatesat the "B" position,
it indicates
underexposure
Sincethe ambientlightlevelis
too low,compensate
by usingautoflashor supplementary
i l l u mi n a t i o n
l-Number
---
-
-
Normal Program
N O fm a l - P f o g f a m m
Programme normal
Programa normal
High-speedProgram
S c h n e l l - P r o gr a m m
Programme a vitesse elev6e
Programa de alta velocidad
Low - s peed Pr ogr am
-- - Langsam-Programm
Programme a vitesse faible
Programa de baja velocidad
Shutter speed
(Program AE Control Scale)
The apertureand shutterspeedcombinations
availablein
the NormalProgram,High-speed
Program,and Low-speed
ProgramAE modesare as shownin the accompanying
scale.Whenthe matchingapertureis withinthe working
shutterspeedrangeoI 111000
sec in the High-speed
Programand of 1/60sec. in the Low-speed
Program
modes,the shutterspeedLEDswill pulsateat the
respective
shutterspeeds.
lf a lenswitha differentmaximumapertureis used,the
workingrangewillvary by the extentof the lightvalue
differenceFor example,if an 1112.8
lensis used.its
5B
performance
will be as shownby the dottedlinese.
' Evenwhen the aperturering is at a settingotherthan
minimumaperture,the camerawill stilloperatein the
programAE mode.However,in this case,the cameraselectedshutterspeedwill work withina narrowerworking
rangebetweenwhateversmallerapertureyou have
selectedand the maximumapertureof the lens,causing
the camera-selected
shutterspeedto shiftunderintense
lightingconditions.
For example,when set at f/g, the
workingrangewill be narrowedas shownby the dotted
l i n e@
tr Set the ShutterControl Dial at "A"
The camerais now in the Aperture-priority
AE mode.
A Select the ApertureSetting
selectthe desiredapertureby turningthe lensaperture
ring,and usethe viewfinder
displayto confirmthe
aperturesetting.
E| Focus and Compose
Composethe picturewhilefocusingwith a turn of the
f o c u s i n gr i n g .
0vtR
4000
2000
1000
500
Overexposure
warning
Uberbelichtung
Sur-exposition
Sobreexposicion
Underexposure
warning
Unterbelichtung
Sous-exposition
Subexposicion
g Confirm ExposureSetting and Shoot
Depressthe shutterreleasepartwayin and the shutter
speedLEDwill light,indicating
the correctexposurein
effect.lf the LED lightssteadilyat any positionfrom
"4000"through"8", it indicates
correctexposure.
Then
depressthe buttonthe rest of way in to effectexposure.
when two LEDslightup simultaneously,
an intermediate
shutterspeedsomewherebetweenthe two indicated
speedswill be used.
o lf a shutterspeedof 1/30secondor sloweris
indicated,
thereis a dangerof camerashakewith hand
heldshots In thiscase,use autoflash,or supportthe
camerawitha tripod.
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(When LED at "OVER" Pulsates)
This indicatesan overexposure
settingbecauseof
excessivelightingon subject Stopdownthe apertureuntil
a usableshutterspeedis indicated.
lf the "OVER"LED
stillpulsatesafteradjusting
aperture,
then use an optional
neutraldensityfilter
( W h e n L E Da l " B " P u l s a t e s )
Thisindicates
an underexposure
setting.Sinceyour
subjectis too dimlylit,selecta wideraperture.lf the "8"
LEDstillpulsatesafteradjusting
aperturefully,then use
autoflashor supplementary
illumination.
o
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tr Set the Shutter Speed
Whilepressingdownon the shutterdial lock-release
button,turn the shuttercontroldialto the desiredmanual
shutterspeedsetting
2 Set the Lens Aperture
Turnthe lensapertureringto the desiredaperturesetting,
and usethe vieMinderdisplayto confirmthe aperture
setting
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E Check the Exposureand Shoot
Depressthe shutterreleasebuttonpartwayin and the
shutterspeedLEDwill pulsateto indicatethe userselectedshutterspeed,and will lightup to indicatethe
correctshutterspeedfor the aperturesettingin effect
(FigureO). For correctexposure,
adjustthe shutteror
aperturesettingsuntilthe pulsating
and steadilylit LEDs
merge(Figure@). Now,depressthe shutterrelease
buttonall the way to effectexposure
o Whentwo steadilylit LEDsappearat the sametime,it
will not be possible
to mergethe LEDsby turningthe
shuttercontroldial.In thiscase,mergethe LEDsby a fine
adjustment
of the aperturering
W h e n m a k i n g p h o t o g r a p h so f s t a r s , o r o t h e r p h o t o g r a p h y
a t n i g h t r e q u i r i n gl o n g e x p o s u r et i m e s ( ' 1s e c o n d o r
l o n g e r ) s, e t t h e s h u t t e r c o n t r o ld i a l t o " B " ( B u l b ) I n t h i s
m o d e , t h e s h u t t e rw i l l r e m a i n o p e n , a n d t h e f i l m w i l l b e
e x p o s e d f o r a s l o n g a s t h e s h u t t e r r e l e a s eb u t t o n i s h e l d
d e p r e s s e d I n t h i s c a s e , c a m e r a s h a k e i s i n e v i t a b l ew i t h
h a n d - h e l dp h o t o g r a p h yt,h u s t h e c a m e r a s h o u l d a l w a y s b e
m o u n t e d o n a t r i p o d ,o r r e s t e d o n a s o l i d s u r f a c e t o k e e p
i t i m m o b i l e T o f u r t h e r r e m o v e a n y p o s s i b i l i t yo f c a m e r a
s h a k e ,t h e C a b l e S w i t c h ( o p t i o n a la c c e s s o r y )s h o u l d b e
c o n n e c t e dt o t h e c a m e r a
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ln automatic exposure photography (P, HP, LP, and A
modes), there may be situations where correct
exposureis unattainable because of strong
backlighting or harsh contrasf rn lighting conditions
between subiect and background. ln such cases, as
well as when you wish to take intentional over or
underexposed shofs, you will need to use the
exposure compensation function. The Contax 159 MM
is equipped with a one-touch
AE lock lever, and an
exposure compensation dial,
giving you a two-way option.
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6B
ExposureCompensationdial
BeIic htungskor rektur scheibe
Repdre de compensationd'exposition
Aro de compensacionde la exposicion
AE Lock Lever
AE-Lock-Hebel
Levier de verrouillagede AE
Palanca de bloqueo de AE
(Using the AE Lock Lever)
When the AE lock lever is set in the
directionof the arrow,the exposureinformation in effect will be stored in the
camera's memory. lf the shutter release
button is depressed,the stored exposure
informationwill be executed.At this time,
the shutter speed LED and the aperture
displaywithinthe vieMinderwill pulsateat
the stored values for 16 secondsbefore
themselvesoff automatically.
extinguishing
The storedvaluescan be displayedagainby depressing
the shutterreleasebuttonpartwayin.
To clearthe memory,resetthe AE lock leverto its original
position.
. Be sure that the meteringsystemis activated,
othenruise
the AE lock functionwill not operateeven if the
AE lock leverhas beenset. Set the AE lock after pressing
the shutterreleasebuttonpartwayto activatethe
meteringsystem.
The AE lock systemon the Contax159 MM is a type of
memorydevicethat storesthe exposureinformation
derivedfrom a matchingcombinationof apertureand
shutterspeedreadings.Thus,in the "A" (Aperture-priority
AE)mode,when the apertureis changedafter settingof
the AE lock,the camerawill automatically
selecta
corresponding
shutterspeedto assureyou of a uniform
exposuresettingat all times.After settingthe AE lock,the
exposurecan be furtherregulatedby usingthe exposure
compensation
dial.
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(
Photo (1)
Photo (2)
( E x a m p l e sU s i n gt h e A E L o c k )
For example,as shownin photo(2),you havea situation
wherethe backgroundis excessively
brightand you wish
to placethe subjectin one sideof the picture.In this
situationyou can eithercenterthe finderon the subject
and set the AE Lock,or approachthe subjectto take a
directexposurereadingat closerangeand then set the
AE Lock.Reposition
the camera,reframeyour subjectand
obtaina pictureshowinggooddetailas shownin photo(1).
once the exposurereadingis lockedin, it'remainslocked
in untilthe AE Lock is released.
Thus,when usinga motor
winderto take sequential
photosof a movingsubject,lock
in the exposurereadingand releasethe shutterfor
uniformlyexposedphotoswithouthavingyour meter
influenced
by changinglightingconditions
in the
background.
2-stepdecrease
2-stufigeSenkung
Pourdiminuerde 2 crans
Disminucionen 2 pasos
1-stepdecrease
1-stuf
ige Senkung
Pourdiminuerd'un cran
Disminucion
en 1 paso
Normalsetting
Normaleinstellung
R6glagenormal
Ajustenormal
(Using the ExposureCompensationDial)
In the Programand Aperture-priority
AE modes,the
exposure
compensation
dial is normallyset at "X1."
However,for exposurecompensation,
turn the dial until
the desiredexposurecompensation
settingis alignedwith
the exposurecompensation
index.The dial is a foursteppedtype,with usableintermediate
clickstopsin
1/2-stepincrements.
The "4" and "2" settingsincrease
'
'
exposure,
whilethe "114' and "112' settingsdecrease
exposure.
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1-stepincrease
1-stuf
ige Erhohung
Pouraugmenterd'un cran
Aumentoen 1 paso
2-stepincrease
2-stufigeErhohung
Pouraugmenterde deuxcrans
Aumentoen 2 pasos
2, 4 Setting
2, 4-Einstellung
Reglage e 2, 4
Ajuste 2, 4
7/2, 1/4 Setting
1/2, 1/4-Einstellung
Reglagee 1/2, 1/4
Ajuste 1/2, 1/4
Whenthe exposurecompensation
is in use,a signallights
up in the viewfinder
to indicatethis.A " + " signappears
to the rightof the aperturereadingdisplayto indicate
w h e nt h e " 4 " o r " 2 " s e t t i n gi s i n u s e ,a n da " - " s i g n
likewise
appearswhenthe "114"or "112"settingis in use
In the ProgranAE mode,boththe apertureand shutter
readings
are affected,and in the Aperture-priority
AE
mode,onlythe shutterspeedreadingis affected,
governedto the extentof the exposurecompensation
involved
Alwaysbe sureto resetthe compensation
dial back to
"X1" whenexposurecompensation
is no longer
needed.
o The usable compensation range varies with the speed
rating of the film in use, so the foilowing table has been
provided as a guide
12
25
1t4
1t2
X1
50n800
2
114
1t2
X1
24
1600
3200
112
X1
24
X1
24
I For BacklightedSubjects
Whenshootingmainsubject
againstthe light,or againsta
brightsky,windowor beach
scene,wherea brightbackgrounddominatesthe picture
area,your mainsubjectwill
be underexposed,
causingit
to be silhouetted
and lacking
in detail.In such a case,set
the exposurecompensation
dialat "2" or "4" lo give
yoursubjectmoreexposure.
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t For SpotlightedSubjects . . . Set al "112"or "114"
Whenshootingmainsubject
in spotlight,
a situationwhere
a dark background
dominatesthe scene,your main
subjectwill appearoverexposed,causinga washed
out effect.In such a case,
turn the exposurecompens a t i o nd i a lt o " 1 1 2 "o r " 1 l 4 "
to decreaseexposure.
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When you wish to include yourself in a group or
special occasion picture, use the camera's quartz selftimer. Once you press the' self-timer button it double
f unctions as a self-timerf lasher (LED)to indicate that
the self-timer is in operation.
tr Firstfocusthe cameraand advancethe film.Then
takeholdof the knobon the self-timer
buttonlock ringand
turnit in the directionof the arrowuntilthe whiteindex
markon the self-timer
ringalignswith the whitemark
abovethe self-timer
BO
button/self-timer
flasheris pressed,
A Oncethe self-timer
it will beginflashingfor about'10secondsbeforethe
shutteris automatically
trippedThe flashingratewill
accelerateabouttwo secondsbeforeend of countdownto
let you knowthat the shutteris aboutto be released.You
can cancelthe self-timer
at any time duringcountdownby
re-pressing
the button
Afterusingthe self-timer,
resetthe lock ringto its original
position
. The shuttercan be activatedby pressingthe shutter
releaseeven in the midstof a self-timercountdown.When
this is done,the self-timerwill canceland the self-timer
flasherwill be turnedoff.
o Resetting
of the self-timerlock ringto its original
positionwill not causethe self-timerto cancelduringits
countdown.
. Duringthe self-timercountdownperiod,the LED
displayinsidethe viewfinderwill be turnedoff.
o The selftimerwill not functionwhen the shutter
controldial is set at "B".
o Selbstwdhrendder Vorlaufzeitdes Selbstauslosers
kannder VerschluR
durch Druckendes Auslosersaktiviert
werden.In diesemFallwird der Selbstausloser
abgestellt
und der Selbstausloserblinker
ausgeschaltet.
o DurchRUckstellen
des Selbstauslosersperrings
auf
seineursprringliche
Positionwird der SelbstauslOser
wdhrendseinerVorlaufzeit
nichtabgestellt.
o Wdhrendder Vorlaufzeitdes Selbstauslosers
wird die
LED-Anzeige
im Sucherausgeschaltet.
o Der Selbstausloser
arbeitetnicht,wenndie VerschluBzeitenscheibe
auf "8" gestelltist.
(Viewf inder EyepieceBlind)
Whenshootingin the AE modes(P, HP, LP,or A modes)
usinga self-timer
or remotecontrolsystem,the meter
readingmay be thrownoff by stray lightenteringvra the
viewfindereyepieceas it is not beingshieldedby the
nearnessof your face. In this case,the use of the AE lock
is recommended.
Anothermethodwouldbe to slip the
stray lightpreventionadapter,a standardaccessory,onto
the viewfindereyepiece.
( Sucher-Streu
Iichtschutz)
Wenn Sie in den AE Betriebsarten
(P, HP, LP oder A) aufnehmenund ein Selbstausloseroder Fernsteuersystem
verwenden,kanndie Belichtungsmesserablesung
durch
Streulicht,
das durchden Suchereintritt,gestortwerden,
wenndiesernichtdurch lhr Gesichtganzabgedecktwird.
In diesemFallwird Verwendung
der AE-Verriegelung
empfohlen.EineandereGegenmaBnahme
ist das Aufschieben
einesStreulichtschutzes,
ein Normalzubeh6rteil.
auf das
Sucherokular.
B2
lntentional multiple exposure is useful for registering
different subiecfs or superimposing the same subiect
on a single frame.
tr Takeyour first exposureby pressingthe shutter
releasebutton.
2 Whilepullingthe multipleexposureleverin the
directionof arrow,fullystrokethe film advancelever.This
the film or the
willcock the shutterwithoutadvancing
exposurecounter.
Yourfingerwillbe showedoff the multipleexposurelever
duringthe shuttercockingprocessbut it will not affectthe
exposurefunction.
U*multiple
ts Takeyour secondexposureby pressingthe shutter
releasebuttonagain.Thisprocedurecan be repeatedany
numberof timesfor multipleexposureshotson the same
f rame.
o Whentakingmutipleexposuresthereis a possibility
of
a slightshiftingof the multipleimagesbeingregistered.
o For intentional
it is advisableto
multipleexposures,
a
first and to superimpose
choosea dark background
Multipleexposuresof
subjectwith a brighterbackground.
or ultra-bright
white-toned
subjectsagainsta predominant,
will not come out too well.
background
Whenshooting indoors or at night, the use of an
electronicf lash unit is recommended.The Contax 159
MM, when teamed with the Contax TLA electronic
f lash sysfem, can be used for f lash photography in
the TTL Program auto flash and TTL Aperture'Priority
auto flash modes with the camera's automatic direct
TTL flash metering.
Whenthe Contax159 MM is usedwith the TLAflash
system,all you needto do is set the camerain the auto
modeand the flashunit in the TfL auto mode,becausea
specialSPDcell in the camerabodyreadsthe throughreflected
off the film surfaceto giveyou
the-lens-light
automatic
directTTLflashmetering
The fLA flashsystemconsistsof the "T1A20,""TLA30,"
and multipleflash
and "RTF540,"with flashextension
to take advantageof the capabilities
systemaccessories
of the TtA flashsystem.
o FordirectTTLflashmeteringwith the RTF540,use it
with an optionalTl-Aadapter.
Flash Synch Speed
In the TTL Programauto flashmodewith the shutter
controldialset at "P," "HP" or "1P," or in the TTL
AperturePriorityauto flashwith the dial set at "A," the
synchspeedof 1/'100
sec. is automatically
set whenthe
flashunitcompletesrecycling.
Whenshootingflashwith the shuttercontroldial switched
to manual,it can be usedto advantagefor daylightflash
photography
becauseof a fast synchspeedcapabilityup
to 1/250sec.
DedicatedFlash Signal Mark
In usingthe TLA flashsystem,you will be ableto confirm
flash-ready
statusby the " t " LED mark that comeson in
the viewfinder
whenthe flashunitcompletesrecycling.
And in the TTL Programauto flashand TTLAperturePriorityauto flashmodes,the same LED mark pulsatesfor
two secondsafterexposure,indicatingyour subjectwas
withineffectiveflashranoe.
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Blitzsynchronisation
Bei TTl-Programm-Automatikblitzbetrieb
mit auf "P," "HP"
oder "LP" eingestellter
VerschluRzeitenscheibe
oderbei
TTL-Blendenvorwahl-Automatikblitz
mit auf "A" eingestellter VerschluRzeitenscheibe
wird die Synchrozeit
von 1/100
Sek.automatischeingestellt,
wenn der Blitzdas Wiederaufladenbeendet.
Bei auf manuellen
Betriebeingestellter
VerschluRzeitenscheibekannder Blitzwegender schnellen
Synchrozeit
von bis zu 11250Sek.vorteilhaftzum Aufhellenvon
Tageslichtszenen
eingesetztwerden.
Signalmarkierungfiir angepaRtenBlitz
Bei Verwendung
des TlA-Blitzsystems
sind Sie in der
Lage,den Blitzbereitschaftsstatus
mit der " t " LEDMarkierung
zu UberprUfen,
die im Suchererscheint,
wenn
das Blitzgerdtsich wiederaufgeladenhat. Und bei den
Betriebsarten
fUrTTL-Programm-Automatikblitz
und TTLBlendenvorwahl-Automatikblitz
blinktdie gleicheLEDzwei
wodurchangezeigtwird,
Sekundennach der Auslosung,
daRdas Motivinnerhalb
des wirksamenBlitzbereiches
war.
<TTL ProgramAuto Flash Photography)
Flashshofs are enabled by setting the camera,s
shutter control dial on any of the program (p, Hp, Lp)
modes. when the f lash unit has compreted recycling,
the aperture will be automatically sef a t f/4 or slower
according to the Program mode in use.
tr Set the shuttercontrol dial al "P," ,,Hp," or ,,Lp,"
and the lens at its minimum aperture.
o Whenan oldertype ZeissT* lenswithouta program
couplinglug is used,TTL Programauto flashwiil not be
possibleSeepage 44.
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A confirm exposureinformationdisplay in viewfinder
and then fire.
Whenflashunitcompletesrecycling,
the shutteris
automatically
switchedto its synchspeed(shutterspeed
'
LEDpulsatesat the "125' mark),and the flashready
mark" I t' lightsup. Simultaneously,
the aperturedisplay
will indicatea correctaperturesettingo'fil4 or slower
Now,merelyfocusand shoot.
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Usingthe AE l-ock
Whenusingelectronicflashto shootsubjectin the
you can obtaina
eveningor againsta duskybackground,
morenaturaland betterlightingbalancebetweenyour
by usingthe AE lockto shoot
subjectand background
yourpictureat a slowflashsynchspeed.Whenthe AE
lockleveris set,the exposureis lockedat the value(at an
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aperturesettingof tt4 or slowerand at the selected
shutterspeedit it is set belowthe flashsynchspeed)
for the subjectat the time the lockwas set'
appropriate
No*, merelypressthe shutterreleasebutton.After the AE
lock has been set, the flashoutputcan be regulatedby
dial.
usingthe exposurecompensation
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<TTL Aperture-Priority
Auto Flash Photography)
With the shutter control dial sef at "A," you can take
f lash shofs coupled to all aperturesof the lens in use.
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Set the shutter control dial to "A."
Selectthe desiredaperturesetting.
E| Confirm the viewfinderdisplay data and shoot.
when the flashunit completesrecycling,the shutterwirl
be automatically
switchedto the camera'ssynchspeed
(theshutterspeedLEDwill pulsateat "125"),and the LED
'
'
mark " | will lightup. Now,merelyfocusand shoot.
Using the AE Lock
The AE lockfunctioncan be usedherejust as it had been
done in TTL Programauto flashmode.In this case,the
shutterspeedwill be lockedat the selectedshutterspeed
if it is set belowthe flashsynchspeed.After settingthe
AE lock,the flashoutputcan be regulatedby usingthe
exposurecompensation
dial.
<TLA Flashwith ShutterControlon Manual Mode)
A peaksynchspeedof 11250sec. is possible.Evenwhen
the Tl-Aflashunit is used,automaticswitchingof the
shutterspeedwill not be availableso set the shutterdial
usingthe shuttercontroldial.The viewfinderdisplaycan
be usedto confirmthe shutterand aperturesettingsin
effect,and the flashreadymark " | " will lightupon
recycling.
( U s i n g O t h e rF l a s hU n i t s )
The synchcontactof the Contax159 MM is an X contact.
when usingflashunitsotherthan the Tl-Aelectronicflash
system,set the shuttercontroldial at 11250
sec. or
slower.
o Somelargeflashunitswill not synchat 11250
sec, so
test such flashunitsbeforehand.
o The Contax159 MM, beingfittedwith a directX
contact,must be connectedby a cord via the camerafront synchterminalwhen usedwith flashunitsneedinga
connecting
cord.
o WithClassMF, M and FP flashbulbs
use a shutter
speedof 1/30sec. or slower.
o Flashshotscan be takenwith the shuttercontroldial
set at "A" (butnot at P, HP or LP).ln this case,checkto
see that the shutterspeedis set at 11250
sec. or slower.
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Thismay be usedto attachremotecontroldevicessuch
as the CableSwitch,InfraredController
S, Radio
Controller,
etc.,or as a contactfor connecting
the Auto
Bellowsor the RTF540 flashunit.The socketreceives
electrical
signalsfrom theseaccessories
whichare used
to operatethe shutter.
. Do not connectan ordinarycable release
(mechanically
operatedtype)to this releasesocketas this
can causedamageto the socketdevice.
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The standard camera back can be interchanged with the
c o r d l e s s D a t a B a c k Q u a r t z D - 6 f o r i m p r i n t i n gt h e d a t e
and/or time on the photographs To remove the camera
back, loosen it while pushingdown on the camera back
releaselug.
Infrared compensatron marl</lnf rarotkorrektu rmarke
Repere pour tnfra-rouge/Marca de compensacion rnfrarroja
<lnfraredCompensationMark)
Sinceshootingwith monochromeinfraredfilm (andred
filter)will resultin focusingon a differentfilm planethan
whenusingthe normalfocusingprocedure,focusingmust
for this variance.ZeissT* lenseshave
be compensated
mark on the depth-of-field
scale.
an infraredcompensation
Firstuse the normalfocusingprocedurewith the red filter
off,thenmountthe filterand turn the focusingringunit
untilthe distancefocusedupon is oppositethe
mark.
compensation
o Pleasereferto film guidesheetwhen usingcolor
infrared
film.
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(Focusing Screens)
The Contax159 MM comesequippedwith a horizontal
collarscreen(Fl--4)as its standard
split-image/microprism
as desired,with four
type.The screenis interchangeable,
screen
other availabletypessuch as O a 45" split-image
(Ff-A,@ a 45o split-image/microprism
collarscreen
(Fl--3),
@ a matte screen(Fl--s),and@ a sectionedmatte
screen(Fl--6).
requirespreciseadjustments,
Sincescreeninterchanging
have it done by takingyour camerato the nearest
Yashicaservicecenteror agent.
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One property of /enses is that when they are focused
on a certain object, not only the subiect itself, but all
obiectsin a certain range in front and back of the
subiect will appear acceptably sharp in the picture.
This range is called the depth-of-field. The depth-of'
f ield of a given lens varies,as follows.
O lf the apertureis stoppeddown,the depth-of-field
ield
if the apertureis openedup the depth-of-f
increases;
decreases
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@ A s t h e d i s t a n c e t o t h e s u b j e c t i n c r e a s e st h e d e p t h - o f f i e l d i n c r e a s e s ;a s t h e d i s t a n c e t o t h e s u b j e c t d e c r e a s e s
the depth-of-fielddecreases
O T h e d e p t h - o f - f i e l di s g r e a t e r b e h i n d t h e s u b j e c t o n
which the lens is focused than in f ront of it
D i f f e r e n tl e n s e s m a y h a v e d i f f e r e n t d e p t h - o f - f i e l dl i m i t s A
l e n s o f s h o r t f o c a l l e n g t h h a s g r e a t e r d e p t h - o f - f i e l da t a n y
set distancethan a lens of long focal length.
Depth-of-Field Sca/e
Schdrlentiefenskala
de profondeurde champ
Graduations
de camrc
Escalade la profundrdad
< D e p t h - o f- fi e l d S c a l e )
The actual depth-of-fieldof a lens is shown by a scale
shown on the lens. For example, when a 50 mm f/1.4 lens
is focused at 2 m and the aperture setting is f/16, objects
at distances between the two " 16" f igures on the depthof-fieldscale, in this case f rom about 1.4 to 5 m will
appear acceptably sharp to the unaided eye.
<Depth-of-Field
PreviewButton)
Althoughthe vieMinderalwaysprovidesviewingat full
of this buttonstopsdownthe lensto
aperture,depressing
the pre-selected
aperture(the imagein the viewfinderwill
becomedarker),lettingyou see in advancewhich partsof
the scenewill be in focusor blurred.
o Avoidtrippingthe shutterwhiledepressing
the depthof-fieldpreviewbuttonbecauseit will causeexposure
lnaccuracy.
TheContax159WinderW-7,a grip typethat mountson
the 159MM, providesautomaticfilm advanceat the rate
its
advancedby depressing
of 3 fps. Filmis automatically
shutterreleasebuttonsmountedon top of the gripor the
Liketheir
oneon its sidefor verticalformatshooting.
on the camera,theseshutterreleasebuttons
counterpart
can be depressedpartwayto makean exposurecheck,
makingit quickand easyto confirmproperexposure
the shutter.And an AE lock leveron the
beforereleasing
use of the AE lockfunctionfor
sideof the gripfacilitates
verticalformatshots.
TheW-7 is poweredby six type AA penlightbatteries.lt
mode
hasa switchthat enablesshootingin the sequential
of 3 framesper sec.or in the singleframemode,and it
fullycoupleswith the camera'sAE system.
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By simplyexchanging
it with the standardcameraback of
the 159 MM, the ContaxData BackQuartzD-Opermits
you to recordnecessarydata onto the film whichthe
sensorin the databack receivesas lightsignalsemitted
by the data back LEDwhen the shutterreleaseis
pressed.lt can selectively
operatein five modesallowing
you to recordthe O data and @ time data throughthe
year 1999,the @ count-mode
data (couplesto the shutter
releaseand advancesone numberat a time),and the @
index-mode
data(thatpermitsany configuration
withinsix
digits),
and to use a @ non-imprinting
mode.And it even
incorporates
an automaticcalendartype clock systemthat
providesfor monthswith differentnumberof days,
automaticadjustment
of numberof days,automatic
adjustmentof readingsfor leapyear,and evencouplingto
shutterfor sequenceshooting(up to 3 fps).
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o Excessiveheat may adverselyaffectthe film, batteries
or camerasystemand resultin improperexposure.Avoid
leavingthe camerain directsunlight,gloveor trunk
compartment,rear-seatshelfof cars and other hot areas.
lf the camerahas beenexposedto excessiveheat,allow
it to cool to normaltemperaturebeforeuse.
o Salt air, sand,dirt and other foreignmatterwill
damagethe camera'sinternalsystemif allowedto
penetrateinside.Takecare to keepthe cameraclean
when usingit at the seashoreor in sandyareas.Shocks
from droppingor bumpingare anothermajorcauseof
cameramalfunction.
Alwayshandleyour camerawith
greatcare to ensureyearsof trouble-free
operation.
. Avoidtouchingthe lens,vieMindereyepieceand other
glasssurfaceswith your fingers.Blowdust and dirt away
from thesesurfaceswith a blower/brush,
or wipe genfly
with a soft cloth (afterbrushing)if necessary.Clean
smudgesand smearson lensand mirrorsurfaceswith
highqualitylens-cleaning
solutionand tissue.Alwaystake
extracare in cleaningthe lensand mirrorsurfacesto
avoidscratching.
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o Suddenand frequentchangesin temperaturecould
leadto corrosionof electricalcontactsand causeother
malfunctions.
Whenshootingin cold or hot areas,avoid
extremetemperaturechangesas much as possible.
o Make it a pointto alwayscheck the camerafunctions
beforetakingpictures(travel,wedding,businessphotos,
etc.).
. Whenthe camerabody needscleaning,wipe it with a
soft,dry cloth. Neveruse any benzene,thinneror any
othersolventon the camerabodysurface.
o When not usingthe camerafor a longperiod,remove
the batteriesand avoidleavingthe camerain humidor
naphthalene{reated
areas.
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"" we recommendthe use of Contaxbrandlensesand
: accessories,
We take no responsibility
for damageto
:""thecameraf rom the use of other brandsof products
:tsaid to be for use on Contaxcameras.
Type:35 mm single-lens
reflexfeaturingAuto/Manual
exposuremodesand focal planeshutter
lmage Size:24 x 36 mm
Lens Mount: Contax/Yashica
bayonetmount
Shutten Quartz-timed,
electronically
operatedvertical
travelmetalfocalolaneshutter
Shutter Speeds:1i4000to 60 sec. in AE modes;'l14000
to 1 sec.(13steps)in Manualmode,with "8"
Flash Synchronization:In directX-synchonly,with
dedicated
flashunit,automatically
synchsat 1/100sec. in
flashmode;aI1l25Osec. or slower(flashbulb
electronic
synchsat 1/30sec. or slower)in manualflashmode.
X-synchterminalprovided.
Self-Timer:Quartz{imedelectronicself{imerwith 10 sec.
delay.LEDflashesduringoperation,
accelerating
2 sec.
beforeactivationof shutter.Cancellable
in mid-operation.
releasesystem,with
Shutter Release:Electromagnetic
dedicatedreleasesocket
ExposureModes:(1) NormalProgramAE mode;(2) HighspeedProgramAE mode;(3) Low-speedProgramAE
mode;(4)Aperture-priority
AE mode,(5) Manualexposure
mode;(6)TTLProgramAuto Flashmode;(7)TTL AperturePriorityAuto Flashmode;and (B)ManualFlashmode
MeteringSystem:TTL center-weighted
meteringat full
meteringwhen using
aperture(directTTL center-weighted
TLA electronicflashsystem)viaSiliconPhotoDiode(SPD)
rangefrom EV 0 to 20 (f/1.4lens,ISO100).
cell.Meterrng
Filmspeedrangefrom ISO 12 to 3200.Meteringswitch
turnedon by depressing
shutterreleasebuttonpartwayin,
.,.,oautomatically
cuttingoff after 16 seconds.
AE Lock: Exposurememorylocking,EV compensating
type with exposurecompensation
dial
ExposureCompensation:+ 2lo -2 EV with 'll2-step
incrementclick stops(intermediate
settingpossible)
pentaprismtype,with longeyepoint,
Viewfinde::Eye-level,
using
showing95% of pictureareaat 0.82Xmagnification,
50 mm lens set at infinity.
Focusing Screens:Horizontalsplit-image/microprism
interchangeable
with four other
collarscreenas standard;
types(requiringservicesof Contax/Yashica
servicecenter)
Viewfinder Display:LEDdigitaldisplayindicating
signs;LEDdisplay
apertureand exposurecompensation
indicatingshutterspeed(correctshutterspeed,over-and
programAE modes,dedicatedflashmark;
underexposure),
arrayindicating
shutterspeeds.
windingangle
Film Advance:Leveroperated,135-degree
stand-offangle;provisionmadefor
and 3O-degree
operationwith Contax159WinderW-7
Film Rewind:By rewindcrank after depressingfilm
rewindreleasebutton
Exposure Counter: Auto resettingtype; at all shutter
settingsexcept"B" (Bulb),camerashuttersystem
operatesat 1/100sec. untilcounter
automatically
advancesto "1"
Multiple Exposure:Enabledby turningmultipleexposure
tever
Accessory Shoe: Direct X-synchhot-shoewith Contax
TLA capability
,l
mit
Camera Back Hingedtype openedby pullingup on film Kameratyp:EindugigeKleinbild-spiegelreflexkamera
Belichtungund SchlitzverschluR
Auto/manueller
with
rewindknob;memo holderprovided;interchangeable
Bildformat: 24x36mm
Data BackQuartzD-6.
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ica-Bajonettf
Objektivfassung: Contax/Yash
Power Source: Poweredby two 1.55V silver oxide
gesteuerter
elektronisch
VeischluR:Quaiz-stabilisierter,
batteries(SR44)or 1.5 V alkalinemanganesebatteries
itzverschluR
vertikalablaufender Metall-Schl
(LR ); providedwith main switch
VerschluRzeiten:1/4000bis 60 Sek. in AE-Betriebsarten;
battery Check: Indicatedby batterycheck lamp activated
1/4OO0bis1Sek.(13Stufen)inmanuellerBetriebsart,mit
by mainswitchoPeration
"8"
Ottrer Features:Providedwith couplingsfor motorized
Blitzsynchronisation:Nur bei Direkt-X-Synchronisation.
and depth-ofwinder,with LEDfor Data Back application,
bei
Synchronisation
Blitz,automatische
mit angepaRtem
fieldoreviewbutton
1/250Sek'
bei
in
Elektronenblitz-Betriebsart;
Sek.
1/100
(D)
mm
(H)
x
55
(W)
x
89
Size: 138
bei 1/30Sek'
oder langsamer(Blitzbirnen-synchronisation
Weight: 520 grams (w/o batteries)
in manuellerBlitz-Betriebsart'
oder langsamer)
* All.specifications
vorhanden
r.-AnschluR
anddesrgnsgivenhereinare subiectto
X-Synch
rter elektronischer
changewithoutnotice
Sel-bstausliiser:Quarzgesteue
LED blinktbeim
mit 10 Sek.Vorlaufzeit.
Selbstausldser
2 Sek.vor VerschluRauslosung'
Betriebund beschleunigt
Kannwdhrenddes Vorlaufsabgestelltwerden
AuslOsesystem
VerschluRausl6ser:Elektromagnetisches
Ausl6serbuchse
mit angePaRter
Betriebsart;
Belichiungsarten:(1) Normal-Programm-AE
(3) LangsamBetriebsart;
(2) Schnell-Programm-AE
-Bet
l-AEBetriebsFiogramm-AE riebsart; (4) Blendenvorwah
(6)TTLProgrammart; (5) ManuelleBetriebsart;
itz Betriebsart;
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