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Functional design of CONTAX film SLR cameras!



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In this issue, we will take a look at the functional design of CONTAX’s 1987 manual-focus film SLR camera.

CONTAX 167MT (Reference product)

I was curious about the long hole area under the grip, so I looked into it.

This part is the lighted part when the self-timer is used.

LED lamps make it glow red.

It is embedded in the grip for easy visibility.

In this article, we introduced the functional design of a manual focus SLR camera released by Contax in 1987.

This feature is rare in film SLR cameras of this era.

We found that Porsche Design’s excellent design is a design that performs a well-calculated function, even in the smallest details.


I will continue to write columns on features of interest to film SLR cameras, so please look forward to them!

Thank you again for reading this column.

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Writer Takashi Okumura