Contax Cameras UK Limited

35mm SLR - Aria - Specification


35mm focal plane shutter AE SLR

Lens Mount

CONTAX / Yashica Three Claw Bayonet


Vertical, Metal, Focal Plane Shutter

Shutter Speed

Auto: 16 Sec to 1/4000 Sec
Manual: 4 Sec to 1/4000 Sec, Bulb 

Flash Sync

1/125 Sec. and Slower


Quartz Controlled Electronic, 10 Sec. Delay LED Indicator (Blinks Fast 2 Sec. Before Exp.) Exposure Counter Indicates Remaining Time

Shutter Release

Electromagnetic Release and Electronic Cable Switch Socket

Exposure Control Mode

Set By Releasing Mode Lock And Turning Control Pointer To Desired Mode

Exposure Modes

Standard Program Auto Exposure Mode (P)
Shutter Priority Auto Exposure Mode (TV)
Aperture Priority Auto Exposure Mode (AV)
Manual Exposure Mode (M)
Programmed TTL Auto Flash Mode (P-TTL)
Aperture Priority TTL Auto Flash Mode (A-TTL)
Manual Auto Flash Mode (M-TTL)
Manual Flash Mode (M-F)

Metering System

TTL Full Aperture, Center-Weighted, Spot and Evaluative Metering Systems

Metering Cell Type

Silicon Photo Diode (SPD)

Metering Range (ISO 100 f/1.4)

Center-Weighted EV0 ~ EV20 Spot Metering EV2~ EV20 Evaluative Metering EV2~EV20

Film Speed Range

ISO 25-5000 in DX, 6~6400 Manual

Exposure Compensation

+/- 2EV (1/3 Stop Increments)

Automatic Bracketing Control

+/- 1.0 or 1.0EV in Program and Shutter Priority and Aperture Priority Exposure Modes

Flash Linked Luminance Control

TTL Direct Light Metering

Flash Synchronisation

X Sync Automatically Set At 1/125 Sec. In TTL Mode With Dedicated Flash. Sync At Slower Speeds With AE Lock or Manual Flash Mode PC Socket Supplied (Capable of 300 Volts)

Rear Curtain Flash Capability

Yes, With Rear Curtain Sync Capable TLA Flash

Auto-Set Flash System

Yes, With Five Pin TLA Compatible TTL Flash

Accessory Shoe

5 Pin TLA Flash System

Finder Type

Fixed Pentaprism, Eye-level With Long Eye-point

Field of View / Magnification

95%, 0.82X (With 50mm Lens At Infinity)

Eye-Point Length

25mm (From Outside of Eye-piece Lens)

Eyesight Correction Range

+3d ~ -5d (FL Type Diopters)

Focusing Screen

FU Type Interchangeable Screens (4 Types)

Viewfinder Display

Illuminates For 16 Sec.

Finder Display Information

Aperture Display
Shutter Speed
Exposure Warning
Mode Indicator
Flash Indicator
Exposure Compensation
Exposure Counter
Metering Mode Indicator
Flash Ready / Flash OK

Display Panel

LCD, Illuminates For 16 Sec.

Display Panel Information

Mode Indicator
Film Speed (ISO)
Exposure Compensation
Exposure Counter
Count-Down Timer For Self-Timer
Cumulative Time Counter For Bulb Exposures
Film Rewind Indicator
Battery Check
Custom Function Indicator
Drive Mode

Film Loading

Automatic Film Loading (Advances To Frame #1)

Film Wind/Rewind

Auto Advance (3 Fps) / Auto Rewind At Film End

Drive Modes

Single, Continuous, Self-Timer Modes

Winding Speed

Single Or 3 Fps

Film Counter

Automatic Resetting, Cumulative Type Counter To 39 Exposures, Shutter Operates At 1/125 Sec. Until Frame #1, Blank Shot System

Custom Functions

1. AE Lock Assignment: AE Lock Lever Or Half Press Of Shutter Release
2. Switch Order Of ABC System
3. Leave Leader Out Or In On Rewind
4. Delayed Or Immediate Rewind At Roll End
5. Initiating Film Winding

Camera Back

Detachable, For Installation Of D-9 Multi-Function

Power Supply

2 Each 3V CR-2 Lithium Batteries

Battery Check

Automatic, Display In External LCD

Depth of Field Preview



5-7/16 (W) X 3-9/16 (H) X 2-1/16 (D) In.


460 G (16.2 Oz.)




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