REVIEW: Chinon CG-5
Posted by Bengt Köhler Sandberg 2013-05-13
Introduced in: 1980
Lens mount: Pentax K (PK)
Shutter speeds: 1/1000s to 4s (about 8s in auto)
Light meter: Through the lens, center weighted (ISO 25 - 3200)
Battery: two 1.5v SR44 or one 3v equivalent (Only for the light meter)
Flash: Hot shoe + PC sync (sync 1/60 sec)
Depth of field button
Lock exposure button in auto
Takes standard 135 film
24×36 mm negative size.
Operating + Sounds
Great size and brightness.
LED light from 1/1000 to 1s then also a over and under.
Vertical metal blade.
Quite good but much af the exterior is plastic
So not the best feel to it.
Quite like this one and have most things I look for in a SLR.
Good auto and manual shutter control for example.
But it's plasticky and lack any mirror lock or equivalent.
The mirror don't go up first when you use the self-timer.
The shutter button is also placed a bit further from the cameras edge than usually.
Don't feel 100% natural and one with small hand might find this to be a problem.
But overall a nice camera with great value.
These can usually be found very cheap.
Good auto and manual shutter control
Plasticky / feel
No mirror lock or equivalent
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