Non automatic diaphragm
No instant return mirror (Mirror returns with film advance)
From Rick Oleson : I have a contax s and have repaired a number of contax/pentacons, so I though I would add some information regarding the flash synch. The shutter has a fast/slow speed range switch, with the changeover occurring between 1/20 and 1/50 second. The flash synch is X on the slow range and bulb-delay on the fast range, so that you get a similar effect to the automatic synch selection of the later color-dial contax rangefinder cameras. This feature was carried over to later contax and pentacon models.
People interested in repairing Contax-S - have a look at the description Rick put on his web page: http://rick_oleson.tripod.com/index-28.html
From Terry Ingram: With the Pentacon FM it is possible to lock
mirror up before firing the shutter by pressing the shutter release button
only slightly and then stopping.
On my particular FM this can be done at will. Not so easy on the F which
is some two or three years older. Both camera have proved very reliable
in all conditions. Shutter curtains have been renewed in both cameras
about 20 years ago but have been reliable since. Mirror cord has been
replaced on both cameras within the last three years. Standard
lens used 58mm F2 Biotar an 50mm F2.8 Tessar. I also use various lens
from 24mm to 300mm.
Shutter: 10 - 1/2000, B
Flash: Standard F and X-synch at 1/125, no hot shoe
Metering: TTL with open-aperture metering (2 pins)
Battery: PX13,PX625 - on the side of pentaprism
Instant return mirror
?? Was used by Vladimir Shatalov on bord of Sojus 4 in space ??
Anyone with personal experience?
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