CHINON CE-5 Preview

Picked up a CHINON CE-5 this week, a beautiful camera. Was interesting reading about the background of CHINON Industries as well – they were bought out by Kodak in 2004 but continue to develop cameras as a subsidiary.

The camera itself is a 35mm automatic SLR with an aperture priority exposure system. It has a CHINON Bayonet mount (although various other sources believe this to actually be a Pentax K mount). It’s also incredibly simple to use but also sophisticated, definitely worth considering as a good quality starter camera for those looking at getting into film photography.

I’ll be testing this one over the weekend and uploading a review at some point next week. In the meantime, it’s worth checking out the full manual here (credit to Michael Butkus).

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