London, South Kensington
11 May 2001
CONTAX IIA NO. Y57742
chrome, with a Zeiss-Opton Sonnar f/2 50mm. lens no. 826957, in maker's ever ready case
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Condition: 3C(ii) Cosmetic: Light signs of wear. Mechanical: Working but accuracy of shutter (usually at slow speeds) questionable. Lenses: Clean and clear, minor handling marks.
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