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Chinon CX II

Posted by Bengt Köhler Sandberg 2013-02-21

Chinon CX II

Introduced in: 1976

Technical info

Lens mount: M42
Shutter speeds: 1/1000s to 1s + B (Bulb)
Light meter: Through the lens, center weighted (ISO 10 - 1600)
Battery: PX625 (1.3v mercury)
Flash: Hot shoe + X & M sync connection (sync 1/125 sec)
Weight: 770g

Depth of field button (Stop down metering)

Takes standard 135 film
24×36 mm negative size.

Operating + Sounds
Chinon CX II


Great size and brightness.

Focus screen:


Exposure meter (match needle)

Shutter type:

Focal plane
Vertical metal blade.

All mechanical.

Build quality:

Very good and solid as a rock.

Look and feel:
Love the look and the feel have tank standard but in a good way.


Nice little tank that looks nice and have a quite nice feel.
Good viewfinder and very reliable.

But the light meter takes mercury cell battery.
The mirror makes quite a lot vibrations.
And the camera don't have any mirror lock but the mirror goes up first when you use the self-timer.

Thumbs up:
Build quality

Very reliable
All mechanical and battary is is only for the light meter.

Thumbs down:

Quite Heavy
Mercury battery

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