Another concern of many is the size and weight, I read the reviews before purchasing mine and expected a monster. By filling in the form below, your question will appear below the manual of the Contax Aria. For landscapes this is the technique I use over and over and over but the Aria is far from ideal. I can fous on the subject and not on making the camera perform. Attaching the Eyecup Attach the eyecup to the eyepiece as shown in the illustration. Shooting with slide film it can be useful to get exact in-between-speed. What features are must for you.
Easy to use and very intuitive commands! I don't shoot sport and wildlife so the N1 can satisfy my needs. Austin Barrington, Taken from page 128. One general note about Contax. The easy-to-reach buttons and switches score points for the Aria. The feel and heft of the camera inspire confidence that it will wear well and take some knocks and it has. The viewfinder display is an information intensive finder which displays exposure indicators such as aperture, shutter speed, exposure meter, exposure counter, etc. The new mechanism will enable the user to focus on the subject in a split second by switching at will between manual focus and auto focus modes.
And then there are the lenses-perfect colors and loads of detail. All varies person to person. I'm just disappointed that after doing so very much exactly right they stopped just short of the goal. You can choose an evaluative metering mode, a center-weighted average light metering mode, and a spot metering mode, which means it is possible to shoot in all lighting conditions. Turn the main switch off, open the battery compartment cover and replace the batteries with new ones.
Feels great and overall performance is what I expected. Feature set is useful with not to much to sift through--I've never found myself wanting another feature. The display in the viewfinder will turn on in the following cases, then turn off automatically after 1 6 seconds. Taken from page 126 or the Aria instruction manual on Exposure Compensation:- If there is a great difference in brightness between the subject and its background, the subject will not be correctly exposed. I have had no battery drain problems with Aria because unless I'm taking pictures, I keep the switch off.
A person who is Contax user will be having biased view about Contax. In particular I was trying to figure out the possibility to use half-stops in manual mode. Then there's no mirror lock, not even via pre-fire. But most of my successful pictures have come from Contax. I'm Contax user and among many many people who converted from Nikon. After dismounting the lens from the camera, protect the lens with the rear cap and the camera with the body cap. Aperture ring has clicks, but when you place it between clicks, viewfinder displays half-stop aperture value.
I fell in love with the N1 instantly. For Canon its lenses, for Nikon its variety and on and on. Weakness: Shutter speed dial location is awkward to use, but I find myself setting it for the day essentially and working with the aperture when I need to change exposure. If someone has some problem in vision then thats another story. Hello, I recently bought a 2nd hand Aria. Masterpiece like other Contax bodies. When I bought my N1 then I also bought focusing screen.
This, for me, is the single most important feature of a camera. This will help me to continue to host this site, buy new manuals, and pay their shipping costs. The good news: that Zeiss glass will have you in love forever. I need your comment, any comment is appreciated. And the issue was, can the Aria provide intermediate shutter stops, and the answer is yes, it can. But remember, an average user dont need 10 lenses.
If you switch a button, dial, etc. But the bottom line is that if you are happy photographing with some equipment then its end of story. If your kind of photography is shooting wild life, chasing fast animals, hummingbird then go for Nikon or Canon cuz they will serve you better. First of all, a person who is Nikon or Canon user will see the world with Nikon glasses. It fits into my hands perfectly and the layout is perfectly intuitive.
So, it was introduced in the middle of the girly photo boom. Also quite lightweight for travel. Regards Bruno Question on Manual mode and half-stops Shutter speed cannot be set to half stops. · Displays the time that has elapsed on bulb exposure. And although the digital seems to have cought up with film in many respects, and is overtaking it in some, film cameras like Aria will still give you many years of unsurpassed photographic enjoyment.
Despite how wonderful Contax says the dampening is, this camera jumps like a man with the hiccups when it takes a picture. As a lightweight, reliable and accurate picture-taking machine the Aria could not be much better. I have the 50mm f1. I do a better job manually. With the line of Zeiss optics I wish I could give it 6 stars. The more precies your question is, the higher the chances of quickly receiving an answer from another user. I've found the matrix accurate for most situations with the standard 50mm lens, but on bright days, avoid using matrix with any wide-angle lenses because it will overexpose dramatically.