Chinon CXII + Chinon 55mm f1.7

by Berckmans Peter October. 03, 2019 297 views

Chinon cameras, an name that many now not are familiar with. This small Japanese maker , made some quality cameras. They are build very well ,all metal and that translates in quite a heavy camera, with lens the better part of 800gr. I did not had one before until I got a broken one for free from somebody. It was beyond repair, but I really liked the feel of it and went hunting for one. You can find them dirt cheap. I found two cameras really quick in good condition, just a clean needed.

The Chinon lenses is something else, they are the biggest surprise to me. I like and have some vintage lenses and use them on a regular base. Now these are very very very good. They can keep their own with some modern lenses. Especially the 55mm f1.7 is a jewel. The 135mm f2.8 is also pretty good. Gonna post a seperate post of the lenses on a digital body.

You can see for yourself it is a classy camera, so some film went in and lets see how it did. The film is a Fomapan 200 black and white, a bit grainy.

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Antonio Gil 3 months, 3 weeks ago

You are a camera whisperer. smile

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Berckmans Peter Replied to Antonio Gil 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Just like playing with old things

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Jay Boggess 3 months, 3 weeks ago

#2 I see you......

Nice mono series of this vintage gear & samples!+1

3 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Berckmans Peter Replied to Jay Boggess 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Yeap I am in it. Thanks Jay

3 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Jay Boggess Replied to Berckmans Peter 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Kool Kapture!smile+1

3 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Buster Bruce 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Oh my I havent heard the name Chinon for years. I owned one in my youth! 35mm. Nice set here- enjoyed

3 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Berckmans Peter Replied to Buster Bruce 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Happy to take you back.

3 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
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