Japan: CHINON: 1966-1989:

Chinon was among the less innovative Japanese brands, but sold quite some cameras throughout the world in their own name or in others. They were more or less official producers for many others brands during their time, which lasted from 1966 (Chinonflex TTL) till they were bought by Kodak, Japan in 2004. Their PP SLR production, however, ended around 1989 with the Chinon CP-9 AF. After that, they produced "bridge cameras" like the Gemini series into the 90's, before mass producing compact digital 35 cameras for Kodak and others.
Chinon was probably the second biggest producer for other brands, after Cosina. Among the brands they made were GAF, Revue, Argus, Prinz, plus some for Ricoh and some for Alpa! And the list is probably very much longer. (But many Chinon cameras were made by Cosina, according to the Cosina list!)
Chinon CS of 1976. A sturdy, well working camera. CS stands for Chinon Screw, as the mount was of Praktica/Pentax M42 type.
A Auto Chinon 55/1,7 lens. Sn. 436489.
Another classic layout.

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13.02 | 10:23

Hi,
The philisophical answer: the value of a specific object is what someone is willing to pay for it. The SLR 35 was cheap, less than 20$.
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13.02 | 00:35

Id like to know the quoted value on the exact camera listed last on the Petri 1959-1977

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22.01 | 09:46

Not 1/n s but 0-25 ms.

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22.01 | 08:45

Hi,
These numbers are deceptive. They are intended for correct synchronisation.

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