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Grip design of a CONTAX film SLR camera!



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In this issue, we will be looking at the grip design of CONTAX’s 1987 manual focus film SLR camera.

CONTAX 167MT (Reference product)

Black body made of steel. Grip part is dark gray color and soft material.

The grip section is clean and the material prevents slipping.

Viewed from the top of the grip, the design uses a smooth, discreet curved surface.
It comes with a main switch and a release (shutter release) button.

The lower part is even more modest than the upper part.

In this issue, we introduced the grip of a manual focus SLR camera released by CONTAX in 1987.

This 167MT was the last manual focus SLR while other manufacturers were releasing autofocus functions.
Other than that, it was a camera that made extensive use of electronics.

The design of the grip was a German sports car manufacturer design, which was also common in the grip design, and it was simple and easy to use.

As a lover of automobiles, I was very interested in a design that is compatible with cars!

We will continue to introduce CONTAX brand film cameras as soon as we have a chance!

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Writer Takashi Okumura