Chinon CX II

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Chinon CX II
Manufactured1976 - ??
Battery1 X 1.35V PX13 Mercury (For the Light Meter Only)
Fully MechanicalYes
ShutterBulb + 1s-1/1000
ISO10 - 1600
Fully ManualYes.
Aperture PriorityNo
Shutter PriorityNo
Fully AutoNo
NotesThe CX II was an update to the 1974 CX. It’s a heavy, solidly built camera, all metal with some pretty standard settings. Shutter Speeds range from B + 1s to 1/1000th & ISO from 10 to 1600. A battery is needed only for the match needle light meter. Stop Down metering is achieved by partially depressing the shutter button which closes the aperture blades to the value selected and activates the light meter. Aperture or shutter speed can then be adjusted until the needle shows correct exposure. The camera also has an easily accessible double exposure lever on the top of the camera.