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35mm SLR

Chinon CM-5 35mm SLR Film Camera with Chinon 50mm f/1.9 Prime Lens

80.00

Here we have a beautiful condition and fully functional Chinon CM-5 35mm film SLR with a very capable and sharp 50mm prime lens.

This camera ships with new batteries installed, and it's ready to produce another lifetime of fantastic photos.

This is a fantastic and affordable general purpose camera for the amateur shooter. It will do nearly everything the average film photographer could ask of it, and it looks quite handsome at the same time. The camera is in very nice condition. The viewfinder, film compartment, mirror box, shutter, and battery compartment are all very clean and in great shape. All dials, switches and knobs click and actuate exactly as they should. The light meter works perfectly.

The included lens has a focal length of 50mm, which is considered the standard of photography. This makes it an ideal setup for almost every kind of general purpose photography, including landscape, snapshots, action, family photos, portraits, architectural shooting, and street photography. The aperture ring clicks as it should, and the focus ring spins fluidly. The mount is pristine, and the filter threads are unmarred. The aperture blades are snappy and oil free, and the glass elements are free of any blemishes, balsam separation, cleaning marks, and fungus.

Additionally of note is the fact that this lens uses the popular K-mount lens system, meaning that many lenses from various makers can be natively mounted to the machine. These include offerings from Pentax, who made some of the best lenses of the day.

The Chinon CM-5 is a great 35mm film SLR for beginners, experienced shooters, and those looking to learn manual photography. It features a highly capable shutter, allowing speeds up to 1/1000th of a second, and Bulb mode is also present. It allows full manual control of shutter speed and aperture.

A great value camera at an affordable price.

It will be carefully packaged and shipped immediately.

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