Contax IIa Rangefinder Camera w/ 5cm 50mm f1.5 Sonnar -Clean and Working-
The Contax was considered the equal of the Leica M3 in its day. The lenses are comparable, the finish level is better and the rangefinder has a wider base so it is more accurate.
This camera is also a lot less money.
Contax naming is little confusing; "II" means it does not have a meter and "a" is the second generation so the "IIa" is the second generation non-metered model.
The camera comes with the top shelf 50mm f1.5 Sonnar, which is comparable to a Leica Summilux and is does not have the Leica haze problem.
This particular camera is about as good a user IIa as you will find. The biggest problems with Contax cameras is the shutters and this one is good. The blades are in good condition and it is strong and accurate at all speeds.
The lens is in beautiful condition with no haze, fungus or scratches.
The rangefinder is accurate and bright.
A lens cap is included. This is a nice one.