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Chinon CM-4s

  • Chinon CM-4s Black / Red smooth

    Chinon CM4s is a basic film SLR, based on a common design employed by several manufacturers in the early 1980's. It has a reliable metal shutter and a bright focusing screen with split-prism in the middle, similar to the one used in Pentax K1000 SE. Exposure is indicated with 3 colored LED's located just outside of the viewfinder - an unusual layout. One of the best features of this camera is the K-mount, which means it is compatible with a wide range of high-quality Pentax lenses, in addition to Chinon's own lenses. Full user manual is available here.

    This particular camera is very well preserved, no dents or major scratches. Shutter fires properly at all speeds, film transport, timer and meter all work as designed. Viewfinder and focusing screen are pristine. Light seals and mirror guard were replaced ($25 value). Original leatherette on this body was professionally replaced with Red Smooth genuine cowhide leather.

    The camera comes with Chinon 50mm f/1.9 prime lens in excellent shape. Very nice, sharp multi-coated prime, equaling in quality to the best normal lenses. Glass is clean and scratch-free (just minor internal dust), no fungus or oil on aperture, barrel shows minimal signs of use. Fresh batteries for the meter, Chinon camera case and generic camera strap are included. Nice compact beginner's film camera, great tool to learn photography.

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