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Contax S2

  • Camera Type for Contax S2

    Slr

  • Film Type for Contax S2

    35MM

  • Manufacturer of Contax S2

    Kyocera

  • Origin Country of Contax S2

    Japan

Size & Weight

  • Camera Size for Contax S2135.5 x 87 x 50 mm
  • Camera Weight for Contax S2540 g
  • Camera Build Material for Contax S2Metal

Focus

  • Camera Focus Mode for Contax S2Manual Focus
  • Camera Focus Type for Contax S2Split Image

Exposure

  • Camera Shutter Speed Range for Contax S21 sec – 1/4000 sec
  • Camera ISO Speed Range for Contax S212 ISO – 6400 ISO
  • Camera Exposure Modes for Contax S2Manual
  • Camera Exposure Meter for Contax S2Center-weighted average metering
  • Camera Viewfinder for Contax S2Pentaprism

Lens & Accessories

  • Camera Lens Type for Contax S2Interchangeable Lens
  • Camera Lens Mount for Contax S2Contax/Yashica Mount
  • Common Camera Lenses for Contax S2Carl Zeiss Planar T* 50mm f/1.4 is a common lens for the Contax S2 Carl Zeiss Planar T* 50mm f/1.4Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 28mm f/2.8 is a common lens for the Contax S2 Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 28mm f/2.8Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* 85mm f/2.8 is a common lens for the Contax S2 Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* 85mm f/2.8
  • Camera Flash for Contax S2Contax S2 Flash No Built-In Flash
  • Camera Common Accessories for Contax S2Contax Power Winder W-3 is a common accessory for the Contax S2 Contax Power Winder W-3Contax Data Back D-10 is a common accessory for the Contax S2 Contax Data Back D-10Contax Soft Case GC-110 is a common accessory for the Contax S2 Contax Soft Case GC-110

Battery

  • Camera Battery Type for Contax S2SR44
  • Battery Life for Contax S2Approximately 50 rolls of film
  • Battery Replaceable for Contax S2Replaceable

Manual

Use Cases

  • Camera Use Cases for Contax S2
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    Street Photography
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    Portrait Photography
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    Landscape Photography
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Description for Contax S2 Description for Contax S2

The Contax S2 is a manual focus 35mm film camera that was introduced by Contax in 1992. It is part of the Contax S series, which is known for its robust build quality and exceptional image quality. The S2 features a durable all-metal body with a sleek and ergonomic design, making it comfortable to hold and use for extended periods. It has a built-in light meter that offers accurate exposure readings, and its shutter speed range is from 1 second to 1/4000th of a second. The S2 also has a bright and clear viewfinder with a 0.74x magnification, allowing for precise composition. It uses Contax/Yashica mount lenses, which are renowned for their optical performance. Overall, the Contax S2 is a reliable and high-quality camera that is well-suited for professional photographers and enthusiasts who appreciate the craftsmanship of traditional film photography.

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Some notable features of the Contax S2 include a self-timer function, multiple exposure capability, and a depth-of-field preview button. It has a manual film advance and rewind mechanism, and it requires two LR44 batteries to power the light meter. The S2 is compatible with a wide range of accessories, including motor drives and interchangeable focusing screens. It is worth noting that the Contax S2 is a fully mechanical camera, meaning it can still be used even without batteries. However, without batteries, the light meter and automatic exposure modes will not function.

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Description for Contax S2 Pros and Cons for Contax S2

High-quality construction and build

Accurate and reliable metering system

Full manual control for advanced photographers

Interchangeable lenses for versatile shooting

Quiet and smooth shutter operation

No built-in light meter, requires external light meter

Limited availability and high price in the used market

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Description for Contax S2 Potential Problems and Fixes for Contax S2

Light Meter Failure

The Contax S2's built-in light meter is known to fail over time. Regularly check the accuracy of the light meter against a reliable source. If it fails, you might need to use an external light meter.

Shutter Speed Inaccuracy

Shutter speeds, especially at slower speeds, can become inaccurate over time. Regularly test the accuracy of the shutter speeds. If they're off, the camera may need a professional CLA (Clean, Lubricate, Adjust).

Film Advance Lever Sticking

The film advance lever on the Contax S2 can sometimes stick, making it difficult to advance the film. Regularly check the smoothness of the film advance lever. If it sticks, it may need to be lubricated or repaired by a professional.

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