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12-10-2014, 09:57 AM   #1
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I have acquired an old Chinon Manual Focus Camera. I believe they have the Pentax mount but I just wanted to check on here to see if anyone knows more about them.

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I don't know if all of the Chinons had K-mount, but I can confirm that I have two Chinon bodys (CP 9AF and CM 7M) and both are K-mount. I also had a older, 50mm f1.7 Chinon lens (full manual) and that was also K-mount.
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QuoteOriginally posted by kevmann Quote
I have acquired an old Chinon Manual Focus Camera. I believe they have the Pentax mount but I just wanted to check on here to see if anyone knows more about them.

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Are you referring to Chinon film camera? they have both m42 mount and k-mount camera, not sure about any others. What camera model did you just acquired?
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Thank you. I should have been more clear in my post. It is a Chinon CM-5. I did a little research on here on this site and it appears that it does have the K-Mount. I got quite a few lenses with it so I am looking forward to trying them on my K2000. I just didnt want to damage anything. Does anyone know anything about the CM-5?

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It is a solid little camera and could not be simpler to use. A battery is only required to run the LED meter. Without them, you can use a hand held meter or shoot using sunny 16?
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I own a a very old Chinon with an M42 mount. They also made K mount cameras. As xwxobs mentioned, the camera's meter is the only thing that needs batteries. I use a handheld meter when I use mine but you can still buy batteries that will work in those cameras at Radio Shack or search online. Since I rarely use the camera, I don't buy batteries.
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I have the same camera, it will also accept most of the old Ricoh k-mount lenses.

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I had a Chinon CE4 - my first SLR and it was a great camera. I bought a power winder for it that had a few functions, interval shooting, # of frames to shoot and various delays IIRC. Yes it takes K-mount, in fact I used my Chinon 80-200 on my K10D quite a bit when I just had the K10D kit lens - worked pretty good.
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