Chinon CE-4 (1980)

What is it? This is a Chinon CE-4 35mm SLR made by Chinon Industries Inc starting in 1980.  It was Chinon’s first SLR using the Pentax K-mount, after they abandoned the M42 screw mount.  The CE-4 was quickly upgraded to the CE-4s model which revised the shutter speeds and meter …

Chinon CE II Memotron (1976)

What is it? This is a Chinon CE II Memotron 35mm SLR camera from 1976.  This model was one of the very last 35mm cameras released by any company to still use the aging M42 screw mount.  It’s headline feature was that it was capable of open aperture auto exposure …