The Story Behind
Searching for some PK-Mount but non Pentax machine,
I found this Chinon model.
||35mm automatic SLR compact camera with aperture
priority exposure system (AE)
||Easy film loading by
multislot take up spool
||Chinon Bayonet Mount
||Large Quick return,
||Seiko MFC electromagnetoc
metal focal plane shutter with downward vertical path;
stepless speeds from 8 to 1/1000s on automatic; 13
speeds from 4 to 1/1000s on manual; "B". Both
automatic and manual speeds electronically controlled.
stage electromagnetic type with safety lock and
provision for cable release.
||Fixed eye-level pentaprism,
central split image with microprism collar and ground
glass, 16 LES's indicate shutter speeds and over/under
exposure LED with glow when exposure is -2EV and will
flash at -2EV or lower.
0.87x with 50mm lens set at infinity.
|Depth of Field Preview
||By depressing depth of field
||TTL, Center weighted full
aperture system employing two silicon blue photo cells
located on each side of viewfinder. Brightness of
exposure LED's varydepending upon brightness of
||By depressing shutter
release half way metering system is activated.
|Manual Exposure System
||Complete manual override
capability, match LED system.
||Built-in exposure memory
||Built-in +- 1EV in one
thired stop increments.
||EV -2 (F/1.4 @ 8sec.) to EV
+19 (F/22 @ 1/1000) ASA 100 50mm F/1.4 lens.
||25 - 3200 (DIN 15 - 36) with
||Single stroke in an arc of
130° with 25° stand off, motorizes film advance with
Chinon Power Winder (PW-530).
||Built-in switch which
disenganes film advance and frame counter.
Automatically resets to normal position after each
film advance. Unlimited.
number of exposures and resets to "S" when camera back
is opened. Does not advance during multi exposure.
||Electronically controlled at
5 or 10 seconds with flashing red LED indicator. Two
seconds before exposure flashing frequency of red LED
increases. Self-timer can be cancelled even after
system has been activated.
||By depressing the rewind
button and crankingbthe rewind lever. Rewind button
automatically resets when the film advance lever is
||Hot shoe type with X sync.
and contact for Chinon dedicated flash.
||"X" strobe sync at 1/60s.
||Chinon dedicated flash or
most conventional flashes.
||Three 1,5V Alkaline
batteries (LR44, A76) or three 1,5V silver oxide
batteries (SR44, S76, G-13).
||Built-in with LED indicator.
||135.5 x 85 x 50.5 mm
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